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August 2008 - New! We've added several new tours this month. If you haven't had a chance to relax this summer, take some time to plan your getaway today! We've got exciting additions to our programs, and our new Web site will feature tours from the best destinations in Italy, France, Peru, Mexico, Spain and more! Until then, try out August GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - FOCACCIA - from "Cooking with Cristina."

July 2008 - Active Gourmet Holidays is pleased to offer some exciting new tours in France, Spain and Italy - with more on the way including Peru and Mexico! We are working on a brand new look and will unveil our new website in the next month or two. Stay tuned! July GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - CARROT-SOUFFLE CAKE WITH ORANGE - from "Cooking with Rashida."

June 2008 - Active Gourmet Holidays is pleased to offer some exciting new tours in France, Spain and Italy - with more on the way including Peru and Mexico! We are working on a brand new look and will unveil our new website in the next month or two. Stay tuned! June GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - MOULES PROVENCAL - from "Cooking and Yoga in the Languedoc-Roussillon" with Karen and Lionel.

May 2008 - May was a busy travel month for Active Gourmet Holidays. There was NO NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED this month. We hope you were traveling, too. Check out our June newsletter to hear the best details about our holiday abroad.

April 2008 - We've got a lovely selection of new tours this month! Our newsletter introduces these exciting adventures. Check it out! April GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - TAGLIATELLE ALLA PUGLIESE- from "Authentic Home Cooking in Puglia" with Cinzia and Marika.

March 2008 - Spring is in the air, and we are in the kitchen. Are you? Perhaps you need inspiration from one of our promising new tours. Check out our March news and get cooking with our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - Culinary Delights in Andalusia- Asado de rape con habas, chorizo y almejas

February 2008 - Did you cook up something special for Valentine's Day? We did! Check out our February news and spice up your cooking routine with our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - Poulet au Miel et Moutarde - Chicken with Honey and Mustard

January 2008 - Happy New Year! Start the new year off right with tales of international delight. Thank you for another great year, and we look forward to cooking with you again soon! For your delight, give our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH a try - Cooking and Wine in Bordeaux with Stephane - Rillettes Aux Deux Saumons (Salmon Spread with Two Salmons)

December 2007 - THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE! Everyone knows someone whose passion is cooking, food and wine, the outdoors or traveling. Why not SURPRISE THEM WITH A CULINARY TRIP? Active Gourmet Holidays' trips are the perfect Christmas, honeymoon, anniversary or birthday gift for the special people in your lives. For your cooking delight, give our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH a try - Bordeaux Gourmand - Salade landaise.

October 2007 - We have just returned from Bella Italia! What a special time to be in Italy during "La Vendemmia" - the grape harvest. We were able to visit many of the operators of the programs that are represented. This month's newsletter highlighted a few and highly recommended them for a cooking or a food and wine experience in Tuscany. For your cooking delight, give our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH a try - FLORENTINE ESCAPE - TIRAMISU BY PAOLA.

September 2007 - September was a busy travel month for Active Gourmet Holidays. There was NO NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED this month. We hope you were traveling, too. Check out our October newsletter to hear the best details about our holiday abroad.

August 2007 - August is a particularly sweet month for the gourmet. The summer harvests are plentiful and our options are many. In this month's newsletter, we recommend a few of our unforgettable holidays in France and Italy. For your cooking delight, give our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH a try - From THE PERFUMES, COLOURS AND FLAVOURS OF THE LUBERON WITH CHEF PATRICK PAYET  -  Chef Patrick's Famous Hard and Soft Chocolate Cake.

July 2007 - July is a relaxing month for us at Active Gourmet Holidays. We have just returned from an amazing tour that included many of our operators. We promised you the details, and here they are in the July newsletter. For your cooking delight, give our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH a try - From COOKING IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE WITH PETA MATHIAS - COURGETTE FLOWERS STUFFED WITH FISH MOUSSES.

June 2007 - June was a busy travel month for Active Gourmet Holidays. There was NO NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED this month. We hope you were traveling, too. Check out our July newsletter to hear the best details about our holiday abroad.

May 2007 - May is a great time for a holiday and many of you are either booking an excursion now, or you are already on holiday. I will be traveling in May and June visiting with my operators in an effort to bring you first hand knowledge of the places represented. And for your cooking delight, give our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH a try - From A SMALL TASTE OF PROVENCE - Mustard Soup .

April 2007 - April showers Active Gourmet Holidays' clients with artistic pleasures. This month we offered many exciting new art and painting tours in Italy. And for your cooking delight, give our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH a try - From COOKING IN FLORENCE WITH MARIANGELA SALTIMOBOCCA ALLA ROMANA.
March 2007 - March weather got you down? Start planning a great gourmet getaway with Active Gourmet Holidays. In the March newsletter, we offered two new tours in France, and the crowd favorite this month is our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - From COOKING AND GASTRONOMY IN SORRENTO CANNELLONI ALLA BIAGIO.

February 2007 - Love, Love, LOVE to cook? We do, too! In the February newsletter, Active Gourmet Holidays shared many new gourmet getaways. Active Gourmet Holidays was also recently featured in the December issue of Yoga Journal and the February issue of Home Living Connecticut. the GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - From SECRET LE MARCHE was Spiced Oatcake.

January 2007 - In January, many of us decide to kick back and relax after a hectic holiday season. In the January newsletter the GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - From COOKING IN VENICE WITH GIULIANO HAZAN was Salmone Aromatico al Cartoccio.

December 2006 - December is a full month for most of us -- and for active gourmets especially so! In the December newsletter the GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - From LA BOTTEGA del TRENTA COOKING SCHOOL was Puree of Chick Pea Soup with Croutons. Happy Holidays!

November 2006 - November was a busy month. Along with several new tours, we offered the GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - PROVENCAL GOURMAND Tian de Courge/Potimaron - Baked Squash.

October 2006 - In October we rediscovered a love for calamari with GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH - SECRET LE MARCHE CALAMARI AL BASILICIA, AGLIO E OLIO. Also, Active Gourmet Holidays introduced six new tours.

September 2006 - This month Active Gourmet Holidays introduced a substantial amount of new tours (nine!) and our GOURMET RECIPE OF THE MONTH from the RHODE SCHOOL OF CUISINE - HOT CHOCOLATE FONDANT PUDDING, was very well received.