Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

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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Foodie Friday: Venice Carnival’s Frittelle

February 9, 2018

Venice’s world-famous Carnival (or“Carnevale”) is one of the biggest celebrations in Italy! In the past, the Carnevale was much more than a masked festival – the citizens of Venice spent the few weeks enjoying the hedonistic pleasures and lavish feasts that were characteristic of the Carnival. Palaces opened their courtyards to host grand celebrations – there was…

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Interview with our new photography tutor, Tony

February 6, 2018

Meet Tony, one of our talented photography tutors at Flavours. We chatted to him all about his passion for photography, and his favourite Flavours holidays so far! What first drew your interest in photography? It started back in the 1950’s when I was about 5 or 6 years old, my Dad was a keen photographer…

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Cookbook Review – ‘Everyday Superfood’ by Jamie Oliver

February 2, 2018

Flavours guest Marilyn is heading out on a Cooking short break in Tuscany this Spring, and has reviewed Jamie Oliver’s ‘Everyday Superfoods’ for us this week. Firstly, I have to say that I am a huge Jamie Oliver fan but on first thumbing through Everyday Superfoods I was very sceptical and tempted to put it…

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Cookbook Review – ‘Florentine’ by Emiko Davies

January 19, 2018

A seasoned Flavours guest, Jan has enjoyed cooking weeks in Tuscany and Sicily, and is heading out to Bologna later this year! She’s put her expert knowledge to use by reviewing ‘Florentine’ by Emiko Davies for us. Read on to see what she made of it: This book is a really stunning text book. The…

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Hobbies are the secret to staying young! Here’s why…

January 17, 2018

This blog was originally posted on 17th January 2018 and was updated October 2020. It’s that time of year again when many of us resolve to pick up a new skill or hobby. As we get older, we don’t necessarily want to be young again, but feeling mentally active and fit is desirable. One of…

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Foodie Friday – Puglian Seafood Risotto

January 12, 2018

This classic Puglian spin on seafood risotto is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, and a recipe you’re sure to find on our cooking holidays in Puglia. Why not try it out at home for your next dinner party!

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Pilates Teachers Tips: How to Achieve your Fitness Goals in the New Year

January 10, 2018

How are your New Year fitness resolutions going? Here are some tips from our Pilates teachers on how to stay motivated and achieve your goals in 2018: Mandy Parr’s suggestions: To help ensure you are not overwhelmed by New Year’s resolutions, try to do small bits every day. Incorporating Pilates into your daily routine ensures you won’t…

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Cookbook Review – Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less

January 9, 2018

Penny joined Flavours on a cooking short break in Tuscany. She’s tested out a few recipes from ‘Gino’s Healthy Italian for Less’ for us – a great book for a January health kick! Linguine with anchovies chilli and garlic The recipe was really easy to follow and the ingredients, although very few, created a fantastic…

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