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By the Flavours Holidays Team

Classic Venetian Recipe – Risi e Bisi

January 23, 2015

Risi e Bisi, meaning rice and peas, is a classic Venetian dish and is an excellent way to make use of delicious, fresh peas in spring! As the name suggests, it is an incredibly simple dish, but at the same time it is incredibly tasty and comforting. This recipe from our Italian cooking holidays in Venice includes bacon, but this can be left out for a great vegetarian version.

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Best Italian Restaurants – Vittoria Group in Edinburgh

January 22, 2015

Today, we discuss the wonders of discovering Italian cuisine with Executive Chef at the Vittoria Group in Edinburgh, Spencer Wilson. The Vittoria Group includes some of Edinburgh’s best Italian restaurants, such as Vittoria on Leith Walk to La Favorita – which does one of the best pizzas in town! Read on to see what inspires…

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Travel Guide to Arezzo

January 20, 2015

Arezzo is a charming, medieval town located on a steep hill in Tuscany and is much less touristy than other cities such as Florence or Pisa. Despite being somewhat off the tourist map, it has so much to do and see and is great for experiencing authentic Tuscany which is why guests on our cooking holidays…

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Single Travellers On The Rise

January 15, 2015

Recent studies have shown that numbers of travellers going on a holiday for single people are on the rise. In an analysis of over 100,000 the findings revealed that the average age of solo travellers is 54 years old; which may come as a surprise to those who pictured a 20-something group backpacker. It also showed…

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What to Bring Home from your Cooking Holiday

January 13, 2015

Today, we give our top tips on what to bring back from your cooking holiday to Italy! We often get asked by our guests who were inspired by all the delicious food, what to bring back to recreate the taste of their holiday – and here are our five top answers.   1. Authentic Tuscan…

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Healthy Italian Recipe – Farro Salad

January 9, 2015

There are many great Italian recipes for warm salads that are incredibly healthy, nourishing and filling at the same time. Try our Insalata di Farro – Farro is a delicious, nutty grain that can be found in most supermarkets, but if not try replacing it with bulgar wheat. The mix of roasted and fresh vegetables is delicious and provides you with a good dose of your five-a-day!

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How Pilates Can Help You to Get a Flat Stomach

January 6, 2015

This Spring, as the trees start blooming, let’s begin a new hobby in Pilates to refresh ourselves. We have put together a few, simple exercises from our Pilates holidays that are perfect to help tone and trim the stomach. These exercises can all be done at home and once regularly, you will see a noticeable difference…

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Inspirational Holidays in 2016

January 2, 2015

This year, I will… learn a new skill! Our holidays are different! Flavour’s Holidays place great importance on the “experience” of guests and aim to provide holidays that guests can really take something from. Set in beautiful villas across Italy, we aim to inspire guests and help nurture new skills that they can take home…

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New Year’s Resolution: Self Improvement

December 30, 2014

It’s this time of year again that people will begin their New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead. While many of us start out with great intentions; it is not uncommon that we do not stick to our resolutions as we promised we would. However, studies have shown that those who have made formal resolutions…

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It’s Good to Give this Christmas!

December 15, 2014

At the Flavours office in Edinburgh we have a great pop-up shop full of Italian goodies for Christmas. Here, you can find donation boxes for the charity It’s Good 2 Give. Also, all profits from 5p bag charge will go to the charity. We spoke to Lynne, the founder of the charity Its Good 2…

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Flavours Recommends: Best Italian Delis – La Bottega

December 3, 2014

We have found a place that allows you to reminisce about the warm memories from your Italian cooking holiday: La Bottega in London is sharing its Italian food and Christmas tips with us! What started your passion for food? My father is a great home cook and my mother loves entertaining at home: the combination…

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5 Things We Love About Italy

November 27, 2014

As today is Thanksgiving in the US we thought we would compile a list of all the things we are grateful to Italy for. Italy has brought the world some wonderful things and has shaped our modern culture in so many ways. Its history of art is second to none and its mouth-watering dishes have…

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5 underrated Benefits of being Single over New Year

November 25, 2014

  There are many benefits to being unattached over New Year! Today, we go through our top reasons to celebrate being single at the end of the year. You can spend more money on yourself. After all, you deserve it! Instead of having to worry about buying gifts for your significant other and all their…

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Flavours Recommends: Wine Merchant Berry Bros & Rudd

November 19, 2014

At Flavours we really love Italian wine. And, so today is a great wine Wednesday as we have had the pleasure to speak to Chris Pollington. Chris is a member of the Fine Wine Team at Britain’s original wine merchant, Berry Brothers & Rudd, and shares our passion for Italian wine. Read on to hear…

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New Year in Tuscany – Meet our Guests

November 14, 2014

Today, we talk to our lovely guests Hilary and Katie who joined us on our New Year holiday to Tuscany last year. We asked them to share their experience with us to give you insights into what to expect when you come to celebrate the end of the year with us. This interview will be…

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