Imagine preparing exotic dishes at the elbow of a renowned Provencal
chef, roaming the open-air markets of Tuscany while learning how to pick the perfect produce, and relaxing with a glass of local wine after preparing a delicious meal.
These are just a few of the delights in store for you on a culinary vacation.
If you're actually planning a trip, the following sites will give you a taste for what's available. Just dreaming of travel? Several feature recipes, so you can savor the possibilities in your own kitchen.
Culinary Vacations, Inc.
Beautiful photographs give you a preview of cooking and vineyard tours in Provence, Normandy, France and Tuscany.
Offers holidays for lovers of Italy and Italian food. The site also
includes cooking tips and seasonal recipes such as Abbaccio Brodettato.
La Villa Cucina
After reading the intoxicating descriptions of Italy in l'Autunno,
l'Estate & la Primavera (Fall, Summer & Spring), try out a sample menu featuring Italian specialties like Frittata Di Cipolle, Ciambella Di Riso & Involtini alla Calabrese.
Les Liaisons Delicieuses
Detailed itineraries describe Gastronomic Adventures in the French
Countryside and promise the opportunity to cook alongside some of France's most talented chefs.
France and Italy do not have a monopoly on great food. You can
also experience the cuisines of Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand and other exotic locales.
Jalisco Culinary Tours
After reading about the Tequila Train and other tours, learn to prepare
traditional and modern dishes of Mexico. This site features recipes for dishes like Enfrijoladas and Flautas Jaliscienses.
Tours showcase the techniques and food sources of Vietnam
through cooking demonstrations in some of Vietnam's best hotels and
restaurants. Whet your appetite with the full-color collage of
Adventures in Thai Cooking and Travel
Features not only tours and cooking classes, but also
recipes of the month, herbs of the month, cookbooks, markets and
interesting articles on Thai food and culture.
This e-zine is edited by culinary professionals and offers trips to Asia and Central America.