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November News from Active Gourmet Holidays

 Active Gourmet Holidays

Greetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!

Learn to cook from a professional chef in beautiful Brittany with our "Bon Appetit Brittany" tour! Visit the enchanting island of Sicily with a program that will immerse you into the Sicilian lifestyle, "Bella Sicilia". And last but not least, try one of our best selling tours, "Tuscan Cooking in Lucca" with another talented chef. 

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NEW! Bon Appétit Brittany
  Nov 2014 News - Bon Appetit Brittany
Brittany, France -  6 nights
Available year round - Sunday to Saturday

If you are serious about learning how to prepare French and modern European food, then this six night cooking vacation is the one for you! Learn from an experienced Michelin trained chef who invites you into his kitchen to share his techniques, tips, presentation skills and recipes through his enjoyable hands on cooking classes. This is for the beginner or advanced so all levels are welcome! You will stay in a local bed and breakfast in a medieval village, with rolling hills, lovely people and outstanding gastronomy. What are you waiting for?


AGH Nov 2014 News - Bella SiciliaBella Sicilia!
Sicily, Italy - 4 or 6 nights  
Available March to October
Sicily invites you to discover its authenticity by engaging in hands on cooking classes with a chef who was born right in the surrounding area where the program takes place. Learn recipes that he learned both as a young man from his family and as a trained chef with instruction by a well known chef in Sicily. His gentle nature and passion for food will be evident as he guides you through the lesson. Stay in beautiful accommodations, explore fishing villages, markets and indulge in incredible food and wine during a four or six night exploration of northern Sicily.


Nov AGH News 2014 - Tuscan Cooking in LuccaTuscan Cooking in Lucca 
Lucca, Italy - 7 nights
Available year round

Lucca invites you to a great Tuscan cooking and wine vacation that is highly rated on Trip Advisor. Located in the heart of Tuscany you will take lessons with a talented chef with an impressive resume. In this comprehensive "hands on" cooking and wine tour, you will learn the best of Tuscan cooking with four Italian cooking classes: traditional, Tuscan, pasta and fish cooking classes with more than 45 recipes! If you are looking for only a day cooking class with no accommodation, you can also choose from a large variety of exciting cooking classes like a soup and vegetable class, fresh pasta, vegetarian, fish class, pizza, risotto and scaloppine class and more! Or, if you are looking for a shorter stay you can opt for a one, two or three night program.

Read more: Tuscan Cooking in Lucca


 Client Testimonial 


Nov 2014 News - Cinque Terre Cooking  

"Believe me we were impressed...very impressed. Everyone we came in contact with was superb. I don't know how we could possibly top this vacation...any suggestions? Active gourmet did good. Friendly, professional, efficient, accommodating,fantastic. What a pleasure having them assist us with our was the best vacation I ever had. Thank you!"


Fran and Dan U., Torrance, California  



("Gourmet Languedoc" Program)  


2 bulbs of Fennel

8 slices of Bayonne Ham

Freshly grated Parmesan

Freshly ground pepper


Nov 2015 - Baked Fennel - Gourmet Languedoc 

1)    Quarter the fennel bulbs and place in a large pan of cold salted water, and bring to a simmer. Cook until tender.

2)    Line a baking tray with parchment paper

3)    On the baking tray, lay out the ham, sprinkle with Parmesan and black pepper and roll tightly around each quarter of fennel.

4)    Place in a medium oven 180C and bake for 15 mins, turning once so the ham firms up.

5)    Serve with fronds of fennel and twist of pepper.



Contact Information
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.
Skype: active.gourmet.holidays 


"Thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything was first class from the luxury accommodation and transportation to our fantastic tour guides and spectacular excursions. While we went without a true understanding of Peruvian cuisine, we were blown away by the variety and quality of the produce and techniques used in the restaurants selected for us. We are already looking on the website for our next destination!" - Brenda A. and Lynne A., Glasgow, Scotland

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