Food & Drink

In Season: Flavours Guide to Truffles

September 20, 2014

Truffles are a culinary highlight and one of the most expensive produce items in the world. But do you know any more about the famous delicacies? For example, where is the best place to find them? When is the best time to enjoy them? And, how can I use truffles in my cooking? Find it…

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Ultimate Autumn Escapes

September 2, 2014

Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end and autumn will be upon us quickly. Who wouldn’t want to run from the dreariness that surrounds us and charge their cells with the last rays of sunshine? Escape the rain and travel to Italy this autumn. It is a wonderful place if you enjoy warm…

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An Interview with Oxford Wine Festival

August 20, 2014

Do you have something planned for the bank holiday weekend? If not, we might have the perfect solution for you! The Oxford Wine Festival is making its debut this year. Learning about wine and food while being entertained by live music is the right recipe for an exciting weekend – perfect for food and wine…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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