Tourism with Good Taste

If you love cooking as much as you love travelling, why not combine your passions and embark on the ultimate tasting tour? With gastronomic tourism on the rise, travelers from all over the world are able to get a unique perspective on a country’s native cuisine and how it’s prepared while sampling the local culture, sights and attractions. Try a cooking class in Europe and learn culinary secrets from world-renowned chefs in some of Europe’s most spectacular settings. Learn to make paella in Valencia, how they make cheese in the South of France, or about nose-to-tail butchering in the English countryside.

 

Paella is considered by many to be Spain’s national dish and is best cooked over an open fire
Paella is considered by many to be Spain’s national dish and is best cooked over an open fire

 

Start with your first “course” at Two Bordelais in Bordeaux, France. Get an insider’s view by meeting with local artisans, taking in the architecture of famous chateaux, savoring the region’s best wines, and enjoying expertly prepared dishes that highlight local flavors.

 

Hone your cooking craft in the legendary Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany
Hone your cooking craft in the legendary Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany

 

For an elevated culinary experience in Italy, book a stay at the sumptuous Castello di Vicarello in Cinigiano, Tuscany. Learn to make traditional Italian dishes using ingredients right from the Castle’s garden, then retreat to the luxurious spa for a massage or facial.

Advanced chefs might want to try a weeklong course at the storied FERRANDI school in Paris, France. From courses in classic pastries to exploring the rich tradition of French charcuterie, hone your French cooking skills with the best instructors in Paris.

 

The professionals at Daylesford Organic Farm in the United Kingdom teach you all the best tricks for farm-to-table cooking
The professionals at Daylesford Organic Farm in the United Kingdom teach you all the best tricks for farm-to-table cooking

 

Passionate about farm-to-table or field-to-fork cooking? Enroll in a cookery course at Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire, England. They host a range of classes that focus on healthy, organic living, and are suitable for beginners up to the most proficient home chefs.

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Mountains of Fun

The snow-white scenery of the Dolomites is an ideal destination for those who love skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, climbing, snowshoeing and trekking. Internationally famous for its ski resorts, it’s a magic realm offering numerous slopes in one track for hundreds of kilometers while being surrounded by magnificent heights and enchanting landscapes. There are so many sports to practice on Mount Rosa and its valleys; the three valleys of Ayas, Gressoney and Valsesia have some of Italy’s biggest ski resorts.