Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Flavours Recommends: Corney and Barrow

November 12, 2014

Do you want to learn more about the art of wine? Today, Flavours speaks to Will Hargrove who is the Head of Fine Wine at Corney & Barrow and a big Italian wine enthusiast. Interview with Will Hargrove What started your passion for Italian wine? Purely and simply the diversity of the wines and the…

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Painting Holidays – Top Watercolour Painting Tips

November 11, 2014

Thinking about joining us on a painting holiday? Then, read our watercolour painting guide for beginners to get four essential tips for sketching the classic landscapes of Tuscany, Venice or Sicily! The nature of watercolour painting makes it the most expressive and exciting medium to work with and so is popular with beginners. Today, we…

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Cook like a local – Balsamic Chicken Salad

November 8, 2014

  Balsamic vinegar is a fantastic ingredient that originates in Italy and has been around since the Middle Ages. This recipe is a great way to use balsamic in cooking; rather than restricting its use to salad dressings. Recommended by our chefs from our Italian cooking holidays, this authentic balsamic chicken salad recipe is perfect…

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New Year in Sicily – Meet the Team

November 6, 2014

Carla and Livia are two of our wonderful staff members who hosted the New Year’s cooking holiday in Sicily last year. We decided to get some insights into what to expect from a New Year’s holiday in Italy with Flavours, and to hear some of their memories. Where did you celebrate New Years in Italy…

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Cook like a local – Tuscan Wild Boar Ragu

November 4, 2014

Here is a great recipe for Tuscan wild boar ragu from our Italian chef Alessio which is perfect served with pasta. When people think of Italy, they think of pasta! It is an incredibly versatile ingredient and across Italy there are hundreds of ways of serving it. Alessio’s wild boar ragu is a classic recipe from Tuscany and very popular on our Italian cooking holidays.

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Meet our Pilates Holidays Guest: Rachel

October 31, 2014

Our Pilates holidays in Italy have become extremely popular amongst our guests. This shouldn’t come as a surprise: when else do you have the chance to come back from a holiday feeling trim and toned? That’s what our lovely guest Rachel thought after she returned from one of our Pilates holidays to the sun-drenched island…

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Interview with ‘Just So Italian’ Deli in Leicestershire

October 29, 2014

Do you find it hard to find the delicious Italian flavours tried on your cooking holiday when arriving back home? The search is over – we have found the place to go: JUST SO ITALIAN focuses on bringing some of the best kept Italian secrets to the UK. Many of its products are “food &…

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Spend New Year in Italy

October 28, 2014

This blog was originally posted on 28th October 2014 and was updated October 2020. Would you like to spend New Year a little different this year? Read on to find out why you should spend the end of the year in la bella Italia! 1. It’s the perfect way to do something you love The…

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Cook like a local: Italian pasta pairing rules!

October 25, 2014

  If you’ve been a guest on our cooking holidays in Italy, you may be aware: knowing how to match the right pasta with the correct sauce is a birth given talent for most Italians. Today, on world pasta day, we will continue to unravel the secrets of the perfect pasta pairings! How to pair…

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Top 10 Tips for Solo Travellers

October 21, 2014

With Flavours Holidays, solo travellers are well catered for; however for those needing a little reassurance we have put together our 10 tips we have learnt from our 15 years of travel experience. Holiday for one – Our Top Ten Travel Tips 1. Get to know your fellow travellers Get in touch with those on the…

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Cook like a local: An Italian New Year Feast!

October 17, 2014

  In Italy New Years Eve is traditionally celebrated with a huge feast. To give you a little taster, we have put together 3 dishes for an authentic Italian New Year’s dinner; a starter, main and dessert. Lentils considered lucky and to eat them on New Year’s Eve is thought to bring wealth and money…

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Flavours recommends: The Eusebi Deli in Glasgow

October 16, 2014

Do you want to keep enjoying authentic Italian produce even when you’re not on an Italian cooking holiday? Then read our exclusive interview with Giovanna. She is the owner of the family-run Eusebi Deli in Glasgow. If you are looking for someone who is passionate about Italian food and the production of quality produce, the Eusebi…

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Top 10 Things to do in Amalfi

October 14, 2014

Are you looking for outstanding Mediterranean landscape combined with coastal mountains plunging into deep waters and picturesque Italian towns? Let us tell you: the stunning Amalfi coast will offer you all of that and much, much more! As well as the sheer beauty of the region, you will be able to uncover some wonderful secrets…

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In season: Porcini Mushroom Recipe

October 11, 2014

A culinary highlight on your cooking holiday! We think that Boletus edulis (commonly known as Porcini) is the most delicious of all the mushrooms! While they are not easy to find fresh, in dried form they can transform your Italian cooking holidays’ efforts into culinary highlights! Curious to see how? Porcini mushrooms are a famous…

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Cooking Holiday in Tuscany – Behind the Scenes

October 9, 2014

Are you curious to see what a true travel expert has to say about our Italian cooking holidays? Then read our interview with travel writer Kat and find out about her short-break cooking holiday in Tuscany with Flavours! When and for how long did you go on our cooking holiday in Tuscany? I was there in April…

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