Recipes

French cooking | Poul’s white asparagus with grilled scallops, spinach, black pudding and curry & apple cider sauce

French cooking | Poul’s white asparagus with grilled scallops, spinach, black pudding and curry & apple cider sauce

One of our gorgeous cooking holidays, in the Brittany region of France, has just been awarded one of The 9 Best European Tours for 2018 – by SmarterTravel, and this recipe is an easy way to see why! Between the Michelin star food, array of wine and ciders, stunning French […]

by May 8, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
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Italian cooking | Marco’s Tagliatelle al Ragu recipe

Before we start, let’s get one thing clear – spaghetti bolognese does NOT exist. If you try to order this dish in Italy, especially in the region of Emilia Romagna, locals will scoff at the idea and tell you as much. Instead, locals from Bologna, ‘i Bolognesi’, feast on fresh […]

by April 19, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Spanish cooking | Clive’s stuffed piquillo peppers

Spanish cooking | Clive’s stuffed piquillo peppers

Spanish cookery holiday hosts Clive and Maki, are a husband and wife team who run cookery and horse back riding holidays out of their lovingly restored Spanish Finca in the mountains of Andalucia. While Maki will be your super host, making sure you are well looked after, Chef Clive will […]

by April 11, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Italian cooking | Marco’s typical tigella bread recipe

Italian cooking | Marco’s typical tigella bread recipe

Emilia Romagna is renowned for being the gastronomic capital of Italy; home to wonderful local produce and some of the country’s most famous dishes. Erm, lasagna anyone?! It is a cooking enthusiasts paradise! Tigella is a type of bread typical to the region of Emilia Romagna, where Marco runs wonderful […]

by March 27, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Italian cooking | ‘Trota en Saor’ – marinated trout recipe, Lake Garda style

Italian cooking | ‘Trota en Saor’ – marinated trout recipe, Lake Garda style

This Italian dish is simple, fresh and easy, and comes right from the shores of Lake Garda, northern Italy. It is a recipe from Italian Chef Andrea’s kitchen, who runs Italian cookery holidays with his wife Lara from their restaurant near the town of Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda. […]

by March 16, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Greek cooking | Katerina’s vegan stuffed peppers and tomatoes recipe

Greek cooking | Katerina’s vegan stuffed peppers and tomatoes recipe

‘Gemista’ is a dish that comes from the Greek fasting period and it’s totally vegan. Somewhat a staple of Greek cookery and worth noting that ‘gemista’ literally means stuffed. Every family has their own ‘gemista’ recipe and every island and region has its own variation. This is the recipe from […]

by March 1, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
French cookery | Spencer’s Normandy Pork Casserole recipe

French cookery | Spencer’s Normandy Pork Casserole recipe

This tasty dish is a Normandy speciality and is as good as it sounds. Chef Spencer, our chef and host of fantastic cooking holidays and experiences in Normandy, France, chose this as one of his favourites of the many regional dishes to enjoy. If you love this classic, you may […]

by February 19, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
21 Christmas cooking tips to help you tackle the hectic holidays

21 Christmas cooking tips to help you tackle the hectic holidays

21 Christmas cooking tips to help make your hectic holiday season smoother, without skimping on the wine, tasty treats or gifts.

by November 27, 2017 Recipes, Travel advice
Spicy tomato and chorizo soup from the kitchen of a French chef

Spicy tomato and chorizo soup from the kitchen of a French chef

This spicy tomato and chorizo soup recipe comes from the kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley. Once you’ve sampled this delicious recipe, you can join their gourmet cookery holiday in France – the home of gourmet cuisine – to try your hand […]

by August 20, 2017 Recipes
Pistachio shortbread from our French chef

Pistachio shortbread from our French chef

This homemade pistachio shortbread comes from the professional kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley, so there’s not better place to find a delicious recipe. Once you’ve sampled their delectable recipes, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in France – […]

by August 18, 2017 Recipes