2008 News Archive - Holidays - Get cooking on holiday

26 02 2008

Morocco, Italy and Spain are all currently offering the chance to combine a well-earned break with culinary tuition.

For those who are looking to try out some authentic north African cuisine, then a week-long cookery course in Dar Liqama may be just the thing, the Times reports.

With pigeon pie, almond pastries and harira all on the menu, and visitors will also be able to take advantage of a little luxury, with a spa, swimming pools and tennis courts all available to guests.

However, if north African cuisine is not to your taste, then culinary travellers may be interested in the Anna Tasca Lanza school in central Sicily.

According to the Times, the school "teaches simple but awesomely tasty traditional Sicilian cuisine, using meat, vegetables and cheeses from the 1,000-acre estate".

Bellini Travel, which can arrange five-night breaks to the cookery school, highlights the quality of food on offer in the region, describing the local cuisine as the "essence of Mediterranean culture. Dolci made from almonds, ricotta and pistachio are particularly spoiling, as are the plethora of exquisite ice creams".

Last, but perhaps not least, the Times highlighs Turkey's Yediburunlar Lighthouse's two-week cookery courses, which teach students how to prepare a fish feast and a six-course vegetarian meal.

The package, which is run by local chef Semra Aydeniz, also offers guided hill walks and trips to the local market.

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