Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Celeriac Cream Soup Recipe

January 4, 2016

Celeriac is a delicious vegetable, but also pretty healthy as it is low in calories. Try this warming celecriac soup from our Italian cooking holidays for a healthy start to 2017.

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Meet the Team: Flavours New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2015

  Today is the last day of 2015 and we asked in the office: What’s your resolution for 2016? Here at the Flavours office, we have a wide range of goals that we hope to keep for 2016. Maybe these will inspire some resolutions for you too! Lorne – Director & Founder Lorne: “My New Year’s…

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Q&A with Ciaran: What is a painting holiday in Italy like?

December 13, 2015

Today’s Q&A session with our lovely Ciaran is about our Italian painting holidays. We have put together last week’s top 3 most asked questions from you and here are the answers! What do I need to bring on a painting holiday? On a Flavours holiday we do understand that there can be many materials brought…

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And the Winner is…our Top Three Italian Paintings

December 2, 2015

We were on the look out for Britain’s best amateur artist and asked you to send us your best paintings. We accepted watercolour paintings, acrylic art or anything you felt like sending us – as long as it showed us what a painting holiday in Italy is for you. We received so many absolutely stunning…

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Italian Christmas Hamper – Lorne’s Pick of the Week

November 27, 2015

From delicious biscuits to quirky Christmas pasta and Tuscan chocolate – our Italian Christmas hamper is brimming with delicious flavours from Italy. So, if you want to give a very special present this Christmas then don’t look any further, because these Italian treats are the perfect gift! But why not watch the video below and…

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Travel Blogger Interview: Travel Advice for Solo Travellers

November 25, 2015

Thinking about a holiday for single people but feeling a little bit nervous about making the first step? In today’s blogger interview psychologist and travel blogger Irene S. Levine gives some great tips for those who need a little bit of reassurance. She also explains why cooking, painting or Pilates holidays are fantastic for starting your…

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What is a Cooking Holiday in Italy like? Q&A with Ciaran

November 20, 2015

Our sales team get asked many questions about our cooking holidays each week. We thought that the questions might not only be relevant for those calling us in the office, but could be of interest to you, too. So, watch our video below and see this week’s top 3 questions about our Italian cookery classes…

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Blogger Interview: Venice Travel Tips from Heather Cowper

November 19, 2015

Heather Cowper is one of the UK’s leading travel bloggers. On her blog  “Heather On Her Travels” she takes readers on a journey of food, culture and adventures. As an Italy expert, in particular Venice, we asked her how to explore Venice and its cuisine away from the tourist crowds and she revealed her top…

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Learn How to Watercolour Paint – 5 Tips for Beginners

November 17, 2015

Watercolour is a very delicate form of artwork to try out, and the stunning settings of our painting holidays have inspired some beautiful watercolour pieces from our guests over the years. However, it is often perceived by beginners as the most difficult and daunting to try out. But don’t worry, it’s not as scary as…

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Q&A: The Top 3 Most Frequently Asked Questions

November 13, 2015

Our Italian holiday season 2015 has come to an end. Whilst reminiscing about the fantastic guests on our cooking courses, painting classes and Pilates holidays in Italy, we also started thinking about the questions we’ve been asked throughout the year. Here are our top 3 most frequently asked questions and our team’s answers.  1. Cooking,…

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Quick and Easy Pasta Recipe

November 11, 2015

This recipe from our cooking holidays in Italy shows you how simple it can be to make fresh pasta at home! So, if you would like to know how to eat authentic food like a local Italian then follow our easy step-by-step guide below. For the real taste of Italy, serve the fresh pasta with…

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Beginners Guide to Authentic Italian Food

November 2, 2015

Everyone knows that Italy is the capital of food. Whilst pizza, pasta and pesto come to mind when thinking of authentic Italian food,  not everyone knows that Italy’s specialities are intensely regional. Dishes considered traditional in one place of Italy, might be unheard of 100 miles down the road. This causes confusion and we often…

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Italy: What’s On In November

October 31, 2015

Even though November marks the end of our cooking, painting and Pilates holiday season, there are still plenty of things to do in Italy. From Florence to Venice, here are our top events to visit in Italy this month. Bologna Jazz Festival When: First few weekends in November, Ferrara & Modena. Founded in 1958, This…

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