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April News from Active Gourmet Holidays

 Active Gourmet HolidaysGreetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!

Make your culinary travel plans now for the spring or fall. With over 100 choices we are able to suggest the perfect tour for you and your friends and family. If you prefer to travel alone, which many of our clients do, Active Gourmet Holidays knows the right tours to recommend. 

Our April recipe comes from our talented Chef in southwest France.

Learn to cook with a Michelin chef on our "Discovery of the Amalfi Coast" tour in bella Italia. Or how about getting 

"A Taste of Sevillein Spain? Please see below for details.

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April 2015 AGH News - Discovery Amalfi CoastDiscovery of the Amalfi Coast 
Amalfi Coast, Italy - 7 nights

Available April to October  - Sunday to Sunday

Have you ever had the opportunity to work with a Michelin star chef in preparing delectable dishes? With your chef and pastry chef, you will savor the freshest vegetables, meats and cheeses in your hands on cooking classes. They will put your taste buds to the test and improve your ability in the kitchen. Daily gourmet excursions and visits will enchant your visit on the Amalfi Coast. You will stay in a gorgeous farmhouse located halfway between Sorrento and Positano. This is a full immersion discovery into the cuisine of this breathtaking region of Italy!

April 2015 AGH News - Taste of SevilleA Taste of Seville
Seville, Spain - 3 or 4 nights
Available year round 
A Taste of Seville offers exceptional sherry, wine and foodie tours in Sevilla. Your guide will take you to the finest bodegas, food producers and hidden gems in the area. Choose from a three or four night tour - both are the perfect immersion into Sevilla offering beautiful accommodations, gourmet dining and the inside scoop on the finest tapas bars in the area. The four night tour offers a cooking class with a famed local chef at his popular restaurant in the heart of the city.

April 2015 News - Authentic MarrakechAuthentic Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco - 7 nights  
Available year round - Saturday to Saturday

For an authentic look into Moroccan life, take a look at this tour! You will stay in a beautifully furnished riad (an authentic Moroccan home) and take hands on cooking classes in a well designed spacious kitchen where each student has his/her own prep space. Your host has a vivacious personality and will teach you a variety of delicious Moroccan dishes. You will also experience a trip to the market to buy your ingredients, but not before learning a bit of Arabic so you can converse with the locals! Your hosts are very generous and will do their best to immerse you in the customs, foods and flavors of this magical city.

 Read more: Authentic Marrakech


 Client Testimonial 



April 2015 News Client Remark - Greece 

 "Hello Jo-Ann,

   I LOVED Greece!...we felt immediately submersed in local life, antiquity and anthropology.  Crete is amazing in every respect and I'm thrilled to have been there on the was special. The food was unique, delicious and plentiful!!  We had so much fun, honestly.....just too short, ha!
We had great cooking lessons  and really learned sooooo much about Cretan life. We are smiling."

Nancy F., Inverness, Florida



This recipe comes from our talented French chef who continues to amaze our clients with her cooking and teaching methods. This tour is always a winner!


Step 1


Debone 1 rabbit ( 2 kgs / 4 lb) with a sharp knife, cut flesh into dices as well as liver and kidneys, but keep fillets from the saddle whole. Dice 800 gr pork flesh ( neck or shoulder ) . 

Assemble the meats into a bowl, add 4 Tbsp of Armagnac, pepper & salt , pinch of nutmeg. Leave in fridge overnight.

April 2015 News Recipe 

Step 2


Pass marinated meats ( except fillets ) through medium blade of a mincer . Reserve . Peel and chop finely 3 shallots, sweat for 5 mns in 2 Tbsp butter, add 2 minced garlic cloves for another minute.

In a large bowl work together ( with your hands is best ) minced meats, shallots and garlic, 4 Tbsp chopped parsley, 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme, 2 eggs. Check seasoning.

Line terrine with thin strips of pork fat or pancetta , start filling up bottom of terrine, dot with shelled , skinless hazelnuts ( cut in 2 if you have patience!) , add more meat , hazelnuts , lay whole fillets in the centre, more meat, hazelnuts, etc, till dish is full. Cover neatly with strips of pork fat or pancetta. Tuck in a few bay leaves. Put lid on or foil, leave in fridge for 4 to 5 hours.


Step 3

Preheat oven to 220 C  /  425 F .   Place terrine in a bain marie for 1h. After 1 hour remove cover for top to brown for a further 15 mns or so. Check  the terrine is done by inserting a skewer in the middle,  juices must run clear.

Cool and place in fridge for 2 days minimum for full flavour to develop ;

Serve with crusty country bread.




Contact Information
Active Gourmet Holidays
Jo-Ann Gaidosz
Phone: 1.203.732.0771
Fax: 1.203.732.5125
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Skype: active.gourmet.holidays 


“This was the experience of a lifetime.  It was more than a culinary excursion, it was an unforgettable life experience from learning new cuisine to finding serenity in olive country.  I was introduced to a wonderful world of Spanish cuisine and the down-to-earth lifestyle that defines Andalusia.  I cannot wait to go back!” - Opal H., Northport, Alabama

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