Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Top Tips for a Day in Rome

March 6, 2017

What should you do when visiting Rome? Flavours team spent a wonderful day in Rome and here’s our list of top things to do. Vatican City First stop for our day in Rome was the Vatican City. This stunning area is the centre of the Roman Catholic faith and is a celebration of art and…

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How to make Italian Pancakes

February 27, 2017

Happy Pancake Day! Pancake Day, or also know as Shrove Tuesday, has been traditionally celebrated as the last day before the fasting period of Lent that leads up to the celebration of Easter. Pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday as the best way to use up eggs, milk and sugar before lent begins. This a great reason to celebrate this wonderful holiday but why not give it an Italian twist and try crespelle – the Italian variation of pancakes?

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The Top Museums To Visit In Tuscany

February 24, 2017

Tuscany is not only known for its stunning scenery and fantastic cooking, but the region is also famous for being the cradle of the Renaissance. Every town in Tuscany has a museum to proudly recount their history and also showcases the works of the sculptors and painters who helped shape Europe’s most influential artistic movement….

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Unusual Lasagne Recipes

February 20, 2017

Traditional Italian lasagne is a well-loved dinner favourite in millions of households – you just can’t beat a good Italian ragu with creamy béchamel sauce and thin pasta sheets. Every now and then, though, we all need a bit of a change. If you’re looking for fresh inspiration for this classic dish, why not shake it up a little with some of our unusual lasagne recipe ideas?

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Interview with Flavours painting tutor Michael Gahagan

February 10, 2017

We caught up with Flavours painting tutor, Michael Gahagan, to discuss why Italy is an artist’s paradise and why he passionately believes that we can all draw. Michael also shared some of his favourite moments from our painting holidays and what else he enjoys the most on a Flavours holiday other than painting. Michael, we…

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Pizza margherita recipe

February 9, 2017

Happy National Pizza Day! Did you know that today in America, it’s one of the most delicious and unique days as you can celebrate pizza? Now, as pizza originated in Naples – the gateway to one of our most favourite cooking holiday destinations, Amalfi, we thought what better way to celebrate than a quick and easy…

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Finding the heart of Italy on a train

February 3, 2017

If you hop on a train in Italy, try and heed author Tim Park’s advice to himself, here: ‘I tell myself… Don’t ask whether the train is punctual. Don’t worry what Taranto will be like, what Lecce will be like, or Brindisi, or Bari. Don’t be concerned that you may have nothing to say about…

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5 Top Travel Tips from Flavours Director Lorne Blyth

January 31, 2017

Planning a holiday soon? Here’s the 5 Top Travel Tips from Flavours Director Lorne Blyth: Pack less Some people pack everything but the kitchen sink. Not me! I lay out everything I’m planning on taking and then ask myself two key questions: ‘Do I really need this? Will I really wear it?’ This usually helps…

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Authentic Italy – Tips To Explore With Travel Writer Alexei Cohen

January 23, 2017

Travel writer Alexei Cohen, author of ‘Moon Rome, Florence & Italy’ has an impressive knowledge of all things Italian. We caught up with him to discuss how to explore the authentic side of Italy, food and seek out authentic flavours. Can you please tell us a few words about your background? I was born in…

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Q&A: food and travel photography with Lisa Waterman Gray

January 19, 2017

Today we interview Lisa Waterman Gray, a renowned food and travel writer and photographer who has published thousands of stories for national, international, regional and local publications including USAToday.com  and Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Lisa is also the writer of An Explorer’s Guide: Kansas and co-author of numerous other books. Hi Lisa and welcome back to…

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All Aboard! Stress-free public transport in Italy

January 18, 2017

If you’re visiting Italy for a Flavours Holiday, it’s easy to tag on a few days to see some of the rest of the country. It makes sense, while you’re there. Getting around Italy needn’t be a headache. While car hire, parking, and narrow-laned Italian autostrada can be expensive and stressful, using Italian public transport…

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Top 3 Benefits Of Wine

Did you know that wine is not only delicious but (in moderation) also a real health booster? Here are our top 3 benefits of wine! We can now enjoy our favourite Italian wines without worry – just remember always in moderation. Saluti! Would you like to enjoy a glass of wine while looking out over the…

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Meet Flavours Italian teacher Daniela Sannino

December 31, 2016

Daniela Sannino is an Italian language and literature tutor at Edinburgh University. She teaches our Italian language holidays in Tuscany and Amalfi. Which is your favourite Flavours Holiday base? Well, I was born just up the coast from Amalfi in Naples, so for me, of course, I have to say Amalfi. It is a part…

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