Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Holidays for One – Make a Friend along the Way

July 30, 2014

Did you know that today is the UN’s “International Day of Friendship”? But what exactly is friendship? How do we make and keep friends? Whilst the UN promotes friendship and fellowship amongst all human beings, we have taken a look at the friendships that flourished during our Flavours holidays. So, we talked to our guests…

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Happy Birthday Pizza Margherita!

July 28, 2014

The famous Pizza Margherita is celebrating its 125th birthday this year. Created in Naples – the gateway to our beautiful cooking holiday destination Amalfi – pizza enjoys worldwide popularity. But what was it that made the pizza so famous? And how did it reach such international success? Come with us to explore the 125 year long…

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Testimonial: Meet our Cooking Holiday Traveller Malty

July 10, 2014

Travelling on your own can maybe sound daunting at the beginning. Malty, one of our solo travellers, has just recently come back from his Flavours’ cooking holiday in Tuscany and already booked his next trip to Puglia with us. As an experienced & independent traveller he can only encourage people to go on solo traveller…

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How to Match Pasta with the Right Italian Sauce

July 7, 2014

Did you know that there are more than 350 different shapes of pasta? Making pasta seems so simple – however – there are some rules when it comes down to matching the right pasta shapes with the right Italian sauce. It all depends on thickness and texture of the pasta in order to turn a…

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Our Six Favourite Herbs And Their Health Benefits

June 28, 2014

Herbs are not only an essential factor regarding the success of our cooking outcomes, but can serve a much wider purpose. The Romans already knew that, and used various herbs to improve their mental and physical health. And it is still true today that herbs can facilitate your well-being enormously! Just like our favourite Italian…

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Meet our painting guests: Robert

June 23, 2014

Today, we are honoured to interview a lovely and talented painting guest. Let’s meet Robert. Can you please tell us how long have you been painting? I have enjoyed painting since I was a child and I attend art groups in Glasgow every week. It has always been a very natural thing for me to…

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Pilates in Tuscany: A Touch of Paradise with Health & Wellbeing

June 19, 2014

Are you stressed and need a break? There’s nothing better than a Pilates holiday in Tuscany! I’ve just come back from a wonderful week in a Tuscan villa and I feel so relaxed and full of energy. I feel like I can now face my daily routine in a different way. The Pilates lessons have…

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Flavours recommends: best Italian delis-Thyme out

June 18, 2014

Today, takes us to the second part of our round-up of the best Italian delis in the UK. Let’s meet the Manchester based Thyme Out. What started your passion for food?  I can remember being interested in food from a young age. My passion for food really developed in my mid-teens when I selected to…

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Best recipes per region – Tuscany

June 16, 2014

Cecilia who worked for Flavours as an Italian assistant in the last two months and a half, is passionate about her home region Tuscany, its food and loves to share her love for Italy with people around the world who want to visit Tuscany. That’s why she shared her favourite Tuscan food secrets with us… Today…

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Our Favourite Italian artist- Part 1

June 13, 2014

Our favourite Italian artist No 1. Canaletto We recently asked the question on Facebook –  “Tell us your favourite Italian artist?” As always you were quick to give us a list! So we thought we’d do some research into your favourite Italian artists and start a series of blog posts dedicated to your favourite Italian artists….

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Rocket Salad with Pears and Parmesan Recipe

June 10, 2014

For today’s Italian cooking holiday inspired giveaway we have a healthy and delicious salad with fresh rocket!

This is a very easy and light recipe but at the same time very tasty! Perfect in the summer time for a quick lunch or as a side dish.

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