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October 30, 2017

By Peg Kern

Interview with Chianti Host Chef Andrea

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In our continuing series of chefs' interviews we're talking today with one of our newest chefs, the wonderful Andrea from Chianti, your guide on one of our best Tuscany cooking vacations. Andrea considers himself a Chianti culinary "host" - he wants to introduce everyone to the wonders of the Chianti countryside, from its amazing and authentic, age-old recipes, to its delicious wines and gorgeous scenery. If you'd like to learn… Read
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August 14, 2017

By Peg Kern

Interview with Chef Alejandra on the Riviera Maya

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Many of our travelers are starting to plan their winter trips - and no destination is as enticing in winter as Mexico! Whether you are heading to the coast or the interior, you'll find gorgeous natural beauty and amazing food. And what better way to kick off our Mexico week than with an interview with the wonderful Chef Ale of our cooking vacation on the Riviera Maya! What is your… Read
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June 13, 2017

By Peg Kern

Chef Interview with Marco Ortolani

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For a short luxury stay in Tuscany, nothing beats the wonders of our Luxury and Gastronomy at L'Andana cooking vacation. The accommodations are a beautiful manor hotel on a large estate, and the classes are at the MIchelin-star restaurant La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini with Cher Marco Ortolani, whose passion is to make gourmet Tuscan cuisine approachable and fun. The restaurant's philosophy, following that of master chef Bartolini, is "contemporary classic"—or… Read
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October 11, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

Interview with Chef Stefano of our Bologna Cooking Vacation

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Even Italians who aren't from Emilia Romagna often find themselves saying that this Italian region - known for its charcuterie, bread, and so much more -- has the best cuisine in all of Italy, which you can experience on our Bologna cooking vacation. In other words, if you're a foodie, then Emilia-Romagna should be at the top of your bucket list. But don't just take our word for it; Chef… Read
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April 7, 2014

By Peg Kern

Interview with Clive of Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country

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Next in our series of chef interviews is Chef Clive, from our best-selling cooking vacation in Spain. Hear Clive in his own words as he talks about his cooking background, his love for food, and his passion for teaching Spanish cuisine to our travelers. When did you first start cooking? What's your first cooking memory? At the age of 14. Making Welsh Cowl Soup (Lamb, Leek and Potato Soup) on… Read
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March 1, 2013

By Liz SanFilippo

Greece Cooking Vacation: Interview With Chef Katerina

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Our chefs, and their passion for cooking, are the heart of all of our cooking vacations. In this series of interview blog posts, hear the chefs in their own words as they talk about their background, their love of food, and what they hope you gain from your next culinary vacation. Chef Katerina grew up on the Greek Islands, and today she leads cooking classes during our Greece Vacation Packages… Read
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