Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Foodie Friday – How to make Tortellini

May 4, 2018

Tortellini… pasta parcels filled with meat, herbs and spices that melt in your mouth. Traditionally they are served in a wonderfully rich meat stock, resulting in comfort food at its best. As always is the case with Italian food, homemade is the only way to go. In the UK, supermarkets offer rubbery versions but nothing beats the real thing.

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Cookbook Review – ‘Veneto’ by Valeria Necchio

May 3, 2018

Flavours guest Gabrielle enjoyed cooking from ‘Veneto’ by Valeria Necchio. The recipes reminded her of time spent in Tuscany on one of our Cooking Holidays! Recipes from an Italian Country Kitchen I have really enjoyed reviewing this lovely cook book! With its chapters divided into sections of ‘Then’, ‘Now’ and ‘Pantry’. I can see myself…

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Cookbook Review – ‘Sharing Puglia’ by Luca Lorusso

April 23, 2018

Flavours guest Linda joined us in Sicily last year, and is about to learn the ins and outs of Puglian cooking later this year – what better time to review Luca Lorusso’s ‘Sharing Puglia’! In the last decade or so, Puglia, that lies in the heel of Italy and which has long provided cheap holidays…

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Cookbook Review – ‘Simple Cooking’ by Antonio Carluccio

April 6, 2018

After joining us in Tuscany, Flavours guest Trish tested out some of Antonio Carluccio’s recipes from his classic book ‘Simple Cooking’: I was really looking forward to this book, as I love Antonio’s cookery programmes and am a fan of Italian cooking. It is beautifully presented and has plenty of illustrations. Just the sort of…

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Cookbook Review – ‘Aquacotta’ by Emiko Davies

March 30, 2018

After joining us in Tuscany and Amalfi, Flavours guest Eirlys has reviewed Emiko Davies’ book ‘Aquacotta’, testing out some recipes from Tuscany’s secret Silver Coast: My interest in the book was peeked as it covers an area of Italy I don’t know but its terrain of sea and forest is very similar to where I…

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The Flavours Team’s Comfort Foods

March 15, 2018

The days are getting longer and, although it is still very early in the year, we are anticipating the coming months of spring. However, it’s still cold for the team up here in chilly Edinburgh, and we thought we would share with you the delicious comfort foods that keep us going through the cold, dark…

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Top Tips for spending a weekend in Venice

March 12, 2018

If you’re looking for a city short break that will enchant and inspire, then look no further than Venice. This ancient city that seems to float on water is full of both world-renowned sights, and hidden gems that never cease to amaze. The Flavours Team spent a weekend exploring Venice, so read on for their…

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Cookbook Review – ‘Made in Sicily’ by Giorgio Locatelli

March 9, 2018

Flavours guest Lynda perfected her Puglian cooking skills on a Flavours holiday. Since then she’s been testing out some of Sicily’s finest recipes from Giorgio Locatelli’s popular book. If, like me, you already have something in the order of 150 cookbooks, then you may wonder whether you need yet another ‘Italian’ cookbook. But if you’ve…

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5 Reasons to Book a Photography Holiday

February 22, 2018

Are you a keen photographer at home, but not sure how to take your skills to the next level? Or have you always wanted to take your camera off the ‘auto’ setting and really learn the secrets behind capturing that perfect landscape shot? If so, a photography holiday is the perfect way to improve your…

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Cookbook Review – ‘Gennaro’s Italian Bakery’ by Gennaro Contaldo

February 16, 2018

Flavours guest Gillian mastered the dishes of Amalfi on her cooking holiday last year, and has been testing out some of Amalfi-born Gennaro Contaldo’s best baking recipes from ‘Gennaro’s Italian Bakery’ this week. If Gennaro had not become a well-known chef, he would probably have been a baker. He still has a passion for, and…

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Our Top 3 Romantic Destinations in Italy

February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a romantic short break away with a loved one. Take a look at our top 3 romantic destinations across Italy! Verona The home of Romeo and Juliet, you can’t find a more romantic city over Valentine’s day than Verona – the city hosts a 4 day Valentine’s Festival!…

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