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By the Flavours Holidays Team

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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Italian Herbs

June 6, 2014

In light of Flavours’ Italian Summer Herb Giveaway on Facebook and Twitter this week, we want to start with the most popular herbs in Italian cuisine!     Herbs are a very important component of Italian cuisine, everybody in Italy has a little “garden”, even if it has to be on the window! Herbs can be…

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Flavours Recommends: Papadeli – Italian Deli in Bristol

June 5, 2014

Summer is finally here and we can’t wait for our next Flavours cooking holiday in Italy. This inspired Flavours’ team to search for the finest Italian delis in the UK. Let’s start this delicious round-up with Bristol based, award winning Papadeli. What started your passion for food? My father was very into food and would…

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Meet our painting guests: Yvonne Jones

June 4, 2014

Yvonne Jones is a very talented Flavours guest who kick-started her career after joining our painting holidays in Italy. Let’s listen to what Yvonne has to say about what inspired her to create the painting we featured in our Flavours art exhibition last May. Can you please tell us how long have you been painting?…

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A Visit to the City of Siracusa in Sicily

June 3, 2014

Margie Miklas is an American writer with a passion for travel and in particular, Italy. Today we are honoured to feature her post about travelling to the city of Siracusa in Sicily. Like many Italian cities, Siracusa is comprised of several sections, one being the centro storico or historic center, and the others including the…

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Great Italian Artists from Tuscany: Botticelli

June 2, 2014

One of our favourite Italian artists from Tuscany is the the great Italian Renaissance painter and draughtsman Botticelli, worldwide known mainly for the Birth of Venus and The Spring, two masterpieces which keep on fascinating though they’ve not completely explained yet. Sandro Botticelli (entire name: Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi)  was born in Florence…

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The Italian life from an American perspective

May 30, 2014

  How does an American expat survive in Italy? Today’s guest post from the award winning American blogger Elizabeth Evans is a humorous article about the Italian life from an American perspective. Since moving to Italy and starting my Surviving In Italy blog I’ve heard my fair share of, “You’re so lucky! Italy is so…

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Interview with Flavours painting student – Carrie McCullock

May 28, 2014

  Flavours first painting exhibition was launched in May 1, showcasing the beautiful artwork of our talented guests during their painting holidays in Italy. Participating student and amateur artist Carrie McCullock discusses her experience and what inspired her art the most.    Can you please tell us how long have you been painting? I haven’t…

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Interviewing a food and travel specialist: Lisa Waterman Gray

May 26, 2014

When we spoke to the food and travel specialist Lisa Waterman Gray, we realised she has lots of exciting stories to share. Throughout her career, Lisa has worked with major international publications including USA Today and MSN.com while she’s also the writer of An Explorer’s Guide: Kansas and co-author of numerous other books. In today’s…

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The Fascinating Story of the Coffee Culture in Italy

May 23, 2014

Coffee in Italy isn’t just a beverage: it is a part of life. It is considered, in my opinion, as a very significant symbol of Italian culture, maybe the most important, or at least alongside pizza, pasta and coffee. I’m going to tell you a story…. As you may already know, the founder of the…

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Panelle with parsley recipe

Today, is the last day of our Italian summer herbs giveaway and what better way to finish than with a delicious recipe with one of the most popular Italian herbs, parsley? Panelle with parsley is a typical Sicilian recipe.

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