Food, Recipes, Lifestyle and Travel Blog

By the Flavours Holidays Team

Travel Bucket List For 2021

December 4, 2020

First published 18th Sept 2021, this post has been update 4th December 2021. We’ve been dreaming (and we’re sure you have too) of exploring a little bit further afield and ticking off our travel bucket list. Our wanderlust has us incredibly excited to get back out into the world and return to travel in 2021!…

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Butternut squash gnocchi recipe

Looking for a butternut squash gnocchi recipe as a delicious alternative to the classic potato gnocchi? In this recipe we’ve combined it with a creamy cheese sauce- a complete carb overload, but the perfect comfort food.

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Top 5 Italian Christmas Traditions

This blog was originally posted on 4th December 2017 and was updated October 2020. A chill in the air and sparkling lights lining the streets – we love Christmas! It’s a time for peace, joy and love, and it brings some brightness to the colder months in the northern hemisphere. Every European country celebrates Christmas…

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The best risotto recipe for winter

December 3, 2020

As the evenings draw in there’s nothing like a bowl of creamy risotto- we’re delighted to share our best risotto recipe for winter from Flavours chef- Livia de Giovanni. The bitterness of the radicchio and red wine is perfectly balanced with the creamy risotto rice. – Buon appetito! Learn more about our Italian chef Livia…

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Our Christmas Aperitivo Guide

November 24, 2020

This blog was originally posted on 5th December 2014 and was updated on 22nd October 2020. With the Christmas season coming into full swing and many people starting to plan parties and get together for their friends and family, it’s the perfect time to learn more about the Italian aperitivo – an authentic Italian ritual…

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Torta di Mela – Italian Apple Tart Recipe

November 23, 2020

Apples thrive in Northern Italy’s cooler temperatures where Italian farmers have been cultivating this fruit for over 2,000 years. While almost every apple-growing country has its own variation of the classic apple tart; this is a traditional recipe from Tuscany called Torta di Mele!

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8 Ways the Italian Lifestyle Teaches You to Appreciate Life More

November 20, 2020

This blog was originally posted on 8th March 2017 and was updated on 22nd October 2020. Any trip to Italy reminds us of how the Italians value and celebrate all aspects of life. From taking time to eat and drink well, to spending time with family, to appreciating beautiful architecture and design, as well as…

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Italian Christmas Cantuccini Biscuits

November 18, 2020

Cantuccini are traditional Christmas biscuits originating from Tuscany. Technically, these can be called Cantucci or Cantuccini biscuits as ‘biscotti’ refers to all biscuits in Italian. Why not try out this classic Tuscan recipe from our cooking holidays, best enjoyed dipped in a glass of Vin Santo!

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How to Travel Alone: Top Tips from Solo Travellers

November 5, 2020

Travelling solo is both an exciting and a daunting prospect. By stepping out and travelling alone, you are embarking on a journey with no one to rely on but yourself. Before your first solo trip, you may be a bit nervous but I can assure you that the rewards of solo travel far outweigh this!…

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Our 7 Favourite Wellness And Motivational Podcasts 2020

October 30, 2020

We’ve been focusing on wellness and self-care, as it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves as winter approaches. Part of this has been making sure that we take mindful moments each day, and hosting wellbeing classes with Amanda Hamilton to better understand how nutrition affects our life. We’ve been loving listening to…

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Solo Travel Q&A with Catherine Leech (101 Holidays)

October 27, 2020

We love everything about travel – exploring new places, experiencing new cultures, and making new friends! Someone who feels the same is Catherine Leech – Director of 101 Holidays. Addicted to travel since the age of 6, when she flew alone to visit her grandparents in Portugal, Catherine has spent her life travelling the world…

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Did You Know: 6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

October 23, 2020

As the leaves begin changing and the days begin to get shorter, it’s the most important time of year to be focusing on your health. We’ve been hosting masterclasses with expert nutritionist and lifestyle guru Amanda Hamilton, and she’s given us a great insight into just how much impacts your health and immune system. We…

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How to Sleep Better – Wellbeing with Amanda Hamilton

October 16, 2020

This week, we learnt all about how to sleep better in our second wellbeing masterclass with Amanda Hamilton. Amanda’s expert advice included top tips for falling asleep easier and staying asleep longer! It’s particularly important to set yourself up for good sleep, especially as winter approaches, to keep yourself and your body healthy! Read on…

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