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May News from Active Gourmet Holidays

 Active Gourmet HolidaysGreetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!

Make May the month you finally plan that culinary vacation you always wanted to take. Take a look at the tours we highlight below keeping in mind we can also customize something for you. If you are a single traveler, that is fine too. We know the perfect getaways to recommend to make your experience an unforgettable one!

"Santorini Treasures" is one of our most exclusive tours. I'll never forget my aunt telling me it was the most beautiful place she has ever been. And Spain is now the rage - consider our "Secret Spain" tour which allows you to get fully immersed in this wonderful culture. Lastly, all of Italy is spectacular but give the Apula (Puglia) region a chance. Try our "Trekking and Cooking in Apulia". 

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May 2015 News - Secret SpainSecret Spain 
Barcelona/Penedés, Spain - 6 nights

Available April to October  - Sunday to Sunday

What better place to indulge in a culinary vacation than Catalonia, Spain? This private tour exclusively designed for Active Gourmet Holidays, combines three lovely accommodations, inside "foodie" visits including cheese tastings and vineyard visits, fun cooking classes with talented chefs and of course, incredible meals and superb wine, all the while enjoying the architecture of Barcelona and the countryside of the Penedés region. For those looking for a true gourmand experience this tour is for you!


May 2015 News - Santorini TreasuresSantorini Treasures
Santorini, Greece - 7 nights
Available May to July, September to October  
There is a good reason why, when people speak of Santorini, they have a difficult time finding the words to describe its beauty. Active Gourmet Holidays is pleased to exclusively offer this incredible culinary journey to our clients. While on this spectacular island you will enjoy cooking classes to learn about the Greek cuisine and will also learn about the oldest vineyards in the world through wine education and tastings. You will stay in a beautiful superior hotel and will even have a sunset sailing tour to see the island from another vantage point. It doesn't get any better than this!!

May 2015 News Trekking Cooking ApuliaTrekking and Cooking in Apulia

Apulia, Italy - 6 nights  
Available April to October - Sunday to Saturday

Apulia invites you to discover its beauty, in both its scenery and in its cuisine. Learn how to cook from a native who will teach you all about the dishes of this spectacular region that she learned from her grandmother. This region is known for its wonderful abundance of fresh and dried vegetables, its delicious breads and homemade pastas such as orecchiette, its incredible cheeses and of course its large selection of seafood. You will see the region through wonderful hikes and excursions including the beautiful fishing town of Gallipoli, meeting some wonderful locals along the way.

  Read more: Trekking and Cooking in Apulia


 Client Testimonial 



May 2015 News Client Remark 

 "It was a fabulous experience.  Thank you also for your great organisation, you were very responsive and helpful at all times. "

Pauline O., Ausralia



("Cooking in ParisProgram


120 gr. / 4.2 oz. Pastry Flour (T45) 
120 gr. / 4.2 oz. Cornstarch 
3 Eggs 
10 gr. / 0.4 oz. Active Dry Yeast 
85 gr. / 3 oz. Sunflower Oil 
280 gr. / 9.9 oz. Sugar 
1 Organic Orange 
100 gr. / 3.5 oz. Dark Chocolate (70%) 
40 gr. / 1.4 oz. Butter 
20 gr. / 0.7 oz. Butter (for the mold) 

May 2015 News - Recipe Cooking in Paris



1) Clean the orange under hot water and then cook it in a saucepan with boiling water for 30 minutes.

2) Strain the water, replacing the saucepan with new water, and then repeat the process.

3) Strain the water, then cut the orange into quarters mixing it with 100 gr of sugar. Mix well: flour, cornstarch, yeast, eggs, the remaining sugar. Slowly add oil and the orange marmalade.

4) Preheat the oven to 180° C or 350° F
In a well-buttered cake mold, pour in the mixture. Bake in the oven for 40 min.
Remove the cake from its mold allowing it to cool on a baking rack for one hour.

5) Melt the chocolate and the butter using a double boiler (bain-marie). Coat the cake with the melted chocolate, again letting it cool for 30mn. 



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 


"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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