All about Cooking Holidays: harvest, cook, eat

Sharpen your knife skills, refine your patisserie baking, take part in the olive and tea harvest, or learn the art of butchery, cheese making, wine aging and more. These Cooking vacation a must in your hit list.

Being a foodie and going to a food market might be obvious on your holiday hit list. But ever thought of kneeing a perfect pizza dough in Italy, sipping red wine with duck in France or fillets freshly-caught fish in Kerala India, or just learn the process of cheese making.

Well, get ready to roll up your sleeves, tie on your apron, and get ready to soak in the delicious aromas, textures, and flavours of cuisine from around the world. This holiday won’t be just an ordinary one, you can sharpen your knife skills, set the correct temperature for your wine cellars, or just refine your butchery skills.

Here is the list of places must visit to learn the art of cooking.

Vietnam & Cambodia

Southeast Asia has been on the scrumptious cuisine list, be it Vietnamese cuisine or the Cambodia, both share delectable gastronomy along with their fascinating history. You can be the part of food- obsessed travellers here with the Southeast Asia culinary tour packages and experience the local taste. One can shop at the local markets and buy groceries, collect farm fresh from nearby fields. Discover the region’s rich history, from ancient wonders like Angkor Wat to its modern-day metropolises, and learn why this is a culinary destination unlike any other.A hands-on cooking class in Ho Chi Minh City featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Also, learn how to make rice paper, rice wine, and grasp the art of traditional candy at the workshop.

India

From architectural forts to the century-old temples, from spice markets to fresh local foods, India is a blend of rich food culture offering it travellers a much beyond. With an amalgamation of spice flavours from different states and local vegetation, India has also turned into a cooking destination. Kerala, Goa, and Rajasthan have been some of the interesting spots for culinary holidays. Kerala resorts gives you options of learning the vegetarian meals with the locally grown fruits and vegetables along with wellness treatments. You might have visited Goa before for a vacation, but what about a cookery holiday at the sun-kissed beaches and off course experimenting with the Goan flavours. Apart from these, you can also opt of cities like Udaipur for traditional flavours of Rajasthan, and few places in Uttar Pradesh also Varanasi, Rishikesh. etc

United Kingdom

United Kingdom gives hands-on cooking lessons, where you can learn to make traditional dishes of English, Welsh, Scottish cuisine. While exploring the ancient castles, churches, and historical landmarks of the former empire, stop into cafes and tea houses to sample old fashioned hot beverages and pastries. Or meet the locals at a corner pub for a glass of Scotch or one of the British beers on tap. Want something more sophisticated? There are plenty of gourmet restaurants that have taken traditional British dishes and elevated them to a new level. Or take a different path and opt for some of the country’s fine international offerings, in particular it’s well known Anglo-Indian cuisine.

France

In France gastronomy is a serious business, be heart homemade dishes or haute cuisine, people in France enjoy their exotic food.Open-air markets, patisseries, boulangeries, bakeries, and of course, world-class wine shops, France is a place for every foodie. From the Mediterranean cuisine of Provence to the duck of Gascony, to the pastries of Paris, you can master French gastronomy during a fun and delectable cooking vacation or one-day cooking class. Discover the remarkable produce and fresh seafood of the sunny south of France, and taste some of the world’s best wines and cheeses while relaxing at country vineyards or living it up in chic wine shops and bistros.

Greece

Greek cuisine is an example of the healthy Mediterranean diet, featuring fresh ingredients such as fish, olives (including olive oil), fruits and vegetables. You will explore and taste traditional dishes of Greek cuisine during your cooking lessons—moussaka, stifade, Greek salad, spanakopita, Souvlaki, and more—and explore the culture and natural beauty of gorgeous country.  The Greece culture has evolved over thousands of years, making it one of the hallmarks of western civilization and a remarkable destination for a cooking vacation. You can join just one or opt for a week-long course including four lessons and excursions to Hydra Island, the historical town of Poros and local food markets.

Turkey

Turkey is known for its crossroads of the Asian and European mixer, with some of the fascinating diversity of gastronomy. Be it Istanbul, Cappadocia, or Bodrum you can surely relish the ultimate culinary in Turkey. Its heritage of Ottomans, Indo-Europeans, Greeks, Persians, Romans, and Muslims have all contributed to the sublime tradition of fine food and wine, which you will explore during your delectable Turkish cooking courses. A cooking holiday to turkey will give you, hands on experience on some traditional Turkish cuisine inspired from the ottoman courts like the dolmas(stuffed vegetables), mezze and some exotic seafood. Apart from the food you can always explore the places like the landscape of Cappadocia, and the beautiful and chic Mediterranean beach resorts.

 

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