Cooking Holidays for Gourmets
Enjoy cooking but wish to further your culinary horizons? Did you know you can take a break to exotic destinations, in order to take part in a crash course in preparing the food of the local region? Thanks to the popularity of cookery TV programmes, interest in learning to cook well is at an all time high. However budding chefs don’t simply want to be able to cook their favourite family recipes to perfection, they want to learn the skills required to put together this favourite meals from around the world.
Our culinary breaks are very popular. You will spend a few days in the country whose cuisine you admire, in order to learn how to best source the necessary ingredients, prepare, cook and serve them. We have put together some of our favourites foodie trips to whet your appetite.
Cooking in the Azores by Regent Holidays
You will be living close to where the food is grown, on a farm in the Azores with a view to learning how to prepare perfect Azorean cuisine. You’ll knead traditional dough, to make the local bread, get to grips with the running of the farm, as well as discover how to cook local delicacies such as Cozido das Furnas, a stew which uses the heat of the ground to not only cook the food, but also infuse it with volcanic flavours. It won’t all be slaving over a hot oven, or volcano, while you are here. There will be plenty of leisure time as well, to bask in the sun and enjoy the pool.
Czech Republic cooking
Your course will be taught at one of Pragues biggest cooking schools, by professional, experienced chefs. Traditional dishes such as chicken paprikash and potato cakes will be on the mains part of the menu, while fruit dumplings and appel strudel will be the desserts. After making the food, you will enjoy a thorough food tasting session.
Italian cookery by Travelsphere
From your base on the shores of Lake Garda, you will visit the lemon and olive groves, from where your ingredients will originate, before heading over to the rice fair for a crash course in making and tasting the perfect risotto. Alcoholic accompaniment to your meal is also considered a priority on this break, so you will enjoy a tour and sampling session at the Cellar Ricchi vineyard. This trip combines cooking with sightseeing to add an extra dimension to your break.
If you’d like to sink your hands into exotic flour and prepare meats that are not native to the UK, your culinary challenge can begin as soon as you call us. Our team will be happy to guide you through the various cooking-orientated breaks we offer, as well as talk you through the booking process.