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August News from Active Gourmet Holidays

CONSIDER AN AUTUMN CULINARY GETAWAY!
August 2012


 Active Gourmet Holidays

Greetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!

 

The autumn is a magical time in Europe so plan that foodie trip you have been thinking about. This month we feature 2 great new programs called "Delicious Sicily" and French Cookery Classes. Check out the details below along with a simple summer recipe by our chef in the Dordogne, France region. 

 

Also, take a look at a new nine day trekking holiday in Northern Spain, "Trekking the Pilgrim's Trail"! There is a guaranteed departure date September 15-23, 2012 so please inquire.

 

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Aug 2012 News Delicious Sicily

NEW! - Delicious Sicily

Sicily, Italy - Day Cooking Classes
Available year round

Savor delicious Sicily by choosing from one of the many cooking classes we offer. If you have a place to stay but would like to experience authentic Sicily, why not take a cooking class to learn about Sicilian cuisine? Take a class from a Duchess, a chef, a cookbook author, vist a wine or olive oil estate - and simply enjoy all that this magical place has to offer all the while indulging in great food and wine and meeting the warm Sicilian people.
 

Read More: Delicious Sicily

 

Aug 2012 News French Cookery ClassesNEW! - French Cookery Classes
 
Northern Loire, France - 5 nights 
 
Available April to June, September to November

 

The Mayenne region in the Northern Loire of France provides a magical setting to learn cooking techniques using the beautiful foods of this exquisite region. You will stay in a renovated farmhouse and will experience fun, informal and inspirational classes taught in English with no more than four guests to one chef so everyone gets the personal attention they require, regardless of your skill level, with extensive hands-on time in the kitchen.

Read more: French Cookery Classes 

 

  

Aug 2012 News Cooking DordogneCooking in the Dordogne
Dordogne, France - 5 or 7 nights

Available April to October 

 

Join us in Southwest France for a five or seven night total immersion in the French lifestyle. Pick-up a straw basket and each morning you will visit a different traditional market with your hostess and chef who will teach you how to select the best produce. In France gastronomy and life pair with market visits which are a a vital event held on the main square of the town.  

Read more: Cooking in the Dordogne 

 

 Client Testimonial

 

"COOKING IN THE DORDOGNE"

 

 

Aug 2012 News remark photo 

 

"Dear Jo-Ann - We had an amazing trip to France.  We would have never found Sylvie without you. It was so reassuring to have your advice and "shepherding" as we planned our trip. We spent 5 glorious days in the Dordogne Valley where we cooked, napped and saw the sights at our own pace with our hostess.Thank you for leading us to her! My mother-in-law, my daughter and I had a trip of a lifetime with memories (and recipes) we will never forget!

 

 Patti P., Bloomfield, Michigan

 

Recipe of the Month

                             

    SUMMER MELON GAZPACHO
("Cooking in the Dordogne" Tour)

1 medium cantaloupe melon

2 medium very ripe tomatoes

1 small young white onion

1 slice of stale country bread

half of a cucumber

a dozen fresh basil leaves

olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt and pepper

 

Aug News 2012 Recipe Photo

Peel all the vegetables and melon and cut into pieces

Roughly chop the basil.

Remove crust of bread and cut into small dices.

Put into a bowl, add 3 to 4 Tbs of good olive oil, 1 Tbs of sherry or white balsamic vinegar

Season with salt and pepper, toss and blend well in the food processor .

Leave in fridge for a few hours. Check and adjust seasoning if necessary .

 

Decorate with extra basil and pieces of melon and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese, or chopped Italian prosciutto, chorizo, black olives ...

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Active Gourmet Holidays
Jo-Ann Gaidosz
Phone: 1.203.732.0771
Fax: 1.203.734.6903
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.activegourmetholidays.com
Skype: active.gourmet.holidays 

 

THE FLAVOURS OF TUSCANY

"Dear Jo-Ann - We just had the most amazing week. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We are already planning a "make your own pasta party" at our house to introduce friends to the very unique flavours we tried and made! Jo-Ann, the others who came through Active Gourmet - Ed, Cathy and Kelly were all very complimentary about the service they had received from you, as were we. I was hugely impressed with your immediate attention to every detail and I will certainly recommend friends to your website if they are considering similar trips to ours." - Joneen and Ray S., Auckland, New Zealand

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