Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Boost Creativity With A Change Of Scene

December 31, 2016

Creativity can be an elusive beast. An idea can occur to you in the middle of the night and you wake up full of inspiration to write the first chapter of a book, cook something wonderful, or simply go about your daily life with added verve and vigour. But at other times, you find yourself…

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5 things you wouldn’t have expected to happen on cooking holidays

December 29, 2016

Most people book a Flavours cooking holidays because they love Italian cuisine, and think cooking and eating in warm, beautiful Italy, with great produce on the doorstep, will be a blissful holiday where they’ll learn, too. What they don’t expect is to find a husband! That’s what happened to one of our guests – just…

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What are the advantages of painting in a group setting

December 28, 2016

We caught up with Flavours painting tutor, Hugh Tuckerman, and we chatted about advantages of painting in a group setting. You can find and regain your confidence Why is it that so many people are reluctant to explore their secret desire to learn how to paint? – that’s easy, lack of confidence! You probably enjoyed art…

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Homemade limoncello recipe

December 23, 2016

Limoncello is not only an all time favourite drink, so you can’t go wrong and fail to impress, but also quite simple to make. This recipe is the authentic limoncello recipe our Italian chefs are using so if you want to learn how you can make your homemade limoncello keep reading.

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The Umbria Jazz Festival In Perugia

December 17, 2016

For most of the year Umbria, known as “the green heart of Italy”, attracts a wide range of travellers. As well as enticing foodies with its culinary delights of olive oils and black truffles, Umbria is also a wonderful place to sight-see from the old Papal palace of Orvieto to the birthplace of St. Francis…

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5 Reasons Puglia Should Be On Your Bucket List

December 15, 2016

Situated on the extreme south-eastern tip of Italy, Puglia is a region bursting with local culture and traditions. It’s relatively unknown compared to many of Italy’s most famous regions, and it’s definitely one of our top picks at Flavours! So, we’ve put together our top 5 reasons that this hidden gem should be top of…

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Flavours staff Christmas wish list

December 10, 2016

We asked the Flavours team what they’d like this Christmas… Lorne, Director What’s your ideal Christmas gift? A good book please! Anything related to Italy or a crime novel are always well received. If you got a Flavours Gift Voucher in your stocking, which holiday would you choose?  We’ve been offering holidays in Puglia for…

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Our Favourite Italian Wine Flavours & Regions

December 9, 2016

There is always a good reason to celebrate with Italian wine and so today we thought what better way to start the weekend rather than an infographic with our favourite Italian wine flavours per region? Have you visited Venice , Tuscany  or Puglia ? We’d love to hear about your favourite Italian wine flavours and regions!

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Why giving away gifts is a great idea

Do you know where you’re going on holiday next year? Most of us have a vague wishlist of places we’d like to visit, but often don’t actually organise our holidays until the last minute. These days, bucket lists are all the rage. People are busy compiling lists of things they’d like to do, and places…

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The Joys Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

December 2, 2016

From the time of the Roman Empire, olive oil has been a staple of Italian cooking. From Venice in the north to Sicily in the south, its wonderful flavour has been used to enhance the food of each region to take it to new culinary heights. In recent times, extra virgin olive oil in particular…

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Make Your Pasta To Perfection

November 30, 2016

Have you ever wondered how to make your own pasta? Many of us would love to recreate the silky strands of tagliatelle or extra thin ravioli we find in good Italian restaurants, but find that when it comes to it, we’re a bit intimidated by the process or by all the equipment that seems to…

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7 deadly sins of Italian Cuisine

November 28, 2016

This week we explore the 7 deadly sins of Italian cuisine or the most common mistakes people make when they cook Italian food. 1. Over boiling pasta Take pasta out while it still’s al dente, and placing it into the sauce to finish the cooking process. Continue to cook the pasta in the sauce until…

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Competition Time – LOVE ITALY Giveaway!

November 4, 2016

With winter in the air and temperatures falling, we cheer ourselves up with memories of summer and holidays in Italy as we’re looking at our new brochure. So we thought what better way to celebrate the release of Flavours Holidays 2017 brochure than a Flavours Holidays giveaway? Join LOVE ITALY giveaway via our Facebook survey and…

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A cooking holiday to remember on the Amalfi Coast

October 28, 2016

This year we helped Lindsay celebrate her 60th birthday on the Amalfi Coast, doing a cooking holiday with friends and family at the beautiful Villa Limonaia near Praiano. Here, Lindsay talks to us about sea-view siestas, a day trip to Capri and a birthday cake to remember. Where did you go? Our base for the week…

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