by Ina Macallan
If you are up for a delicious vacation, consider cooking tours. Culinary vacations are a fantastic approach in combining love of cuisine and arts into travel. Cooking holidays allow you to explore some of the most beautiful regions in Europe, Central America, and Latin America while learning the delicious gourmet of the locality.
In most culinary vacations, the equipment and ingredients needed are provided for you. Your cooking school vacations are guaranteed to allow you to experience fine dining, while learning the cultures unique to the areas of the region you are visiting.
Some of the most common destinations for cooking tours in Europe are Paris, Italy, and Spain. Besides culinary, you will also get a taste of their wine. Some tours are culinary and wine in nature.
Paris, known as the ‘city of light’, ‘the city of cities’, and ‘the beating of Europe’s heart’, provides a superb environment for cooking holidays. You can stroll the banks of the Seine, enjoy a cup of coffee at a sidewalk café and visit the world-renowned museums.
When you sign up for a culinary vacation in Paris, you would understand why it is called the most romantic place in the world. There are also Bordeaux wine tours in Paris, in case you are interested in fine wines.
Other French cooking tours include Champagne, Ile de France, Loire, and Normandy, to name a few. In Italy, you may choose to experience cuisine and culture in Amalfi Coast, Emilia Romagna, Rome, Liguria and Lombardia or the lakes region, Tuscany and Sicily.
Know the secrets to Italian authentic cooking, food and wine tour. Amalfi coast offers wonderful coastal roads winds on top of the spectacularly sheer cliffs overlooking the azure ocean.
It is an idyllic combination of vertical landscapes, attractive coastlines, and lush Mediterranean islands. Satiate your appetite with Italy’s sunlight, flavors and lifestyle of other legendary regions like Ravello, Capri, and Positano.
Cooking holidays also provide your accommodation, and sometimes with bed and breakfast service, depending on the culinary school vacation you have enrolled in. Andalusia, and Catalonia are three of the most famous destinations for cooking tours in Spain.
Cooking classes can be as short as one day with a la carte, to as long as one to two weeks. In Andalusia, you will sip Spain’s famous sherry wines and have a tour on its famous wine tourism resources of the city.
Barcelona offers a few memorable tours such as Gaudi, Montjuic Hill, Waterfront, Barcelona highlights, and Montserrat tour. The wine tours include the Penedes, and Priorat.
Most cooking tours will offer a pick-up service at your hotel, and private transportation throughout the day. The driver assigned to you speaks bilingual language, in case you are not familiar with the local dialect.
Also, cooking tours are always guided, whether taking a visit on the popular tourist spots or having culinary lessons. There is also a free meal each time you have a tour around the locality.
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