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September News from Active Gourmet Holidays
HOLIDAY ESCAPE? September 2015

Active Gourmet HolidaysGreetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!
Looking for a place to escape for the holidays? How about our Bon Appétit Brittany tour running December 27-January 2, 2016? Or have you considered spending Christmas and New Year's in Greece? Check out our Savoring CreteInquire about the special during December 21-27 and December 28-January 3, 2016.
Our September recipe comes from our Provence chef - one of our most popular cooking class experiences, Cooking in Provence
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Sept 2015 AGH News - Bon Appetit BrittanyBon Appétit Brittany 
Brittany, France - 6 nights
Available March to December
If you are serious about learning how to prepare French and modern European food, then this six night cooking vacation is the one for you! Learn from an experienced Michelin trained chef who invites you into his kitchen to share his techniques, tips, presentation skills and recipes through his enjoyable hands on cooking classes. This is for the beginner or advanced so all levels are welcome! You will stay in a nearby local guest house in a medieval village, with rolling hills, lovely people and outstanding gastronomy. What are you waiting for?.

Sept 2015 News - PerfumesThe Perfumes, Colours and Flavours of the Luberon
Provence, France - 5 nights
Available March to November  
Learn to cook in the Luberon from a wonderful chef who will also be your guide and host for the week. You will have the time of your life as you stay in a beautifully restored and furnished home, take hands-on cooking classes and see all the important sites in this very picturesque part of Provence. The program is five nights but feel free to stay an additional night or two since the accommodation is gorgeous and well situated to vist the area.

Sept 2015 News - Costa del SolGastronomy in Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol, Spain - 4 or 6 nights  
Available year round

Join us for an extraordinary gastronomic experience based in the beautiful Costa del Sol, Andalucía, Spain. You will be surrounded by a professional staff with one goal in mind: to create the most memorable gastronomic holiday for you that will exceed your expectations and ensure at all times that your are completey satisfied. Choose from a four or six night program but we also offer tapas tours, team building corporate days, wine and sherry tours and artisan visits. Looking for a private chef to cook a fabulous meal for you and your guests in the comfort of your own home or villa? We have that covered too!

 Client Testimonial 
  Sept 2015 News - Cooking in provence - Client Remark   
 "Hi Jo-Ann
It was absolutely perfect. All healthy and wonderful recipes and the dinner included his wonderful wine, homemade dark bread (which was perfection) mouth is watering when I think about it!!  I went online and bought a salamander for the crème brûlée and the salt!  That precious salt!!  :-) I can't think of one thing that wasn't perfect.  It was a great trip!!"
Julie W., Austin, Texas
("Cooking in ProvenceProgram
2 pounds fresh green beans
coarse salt
olive oil (about 3 T)
for the Persillade:
3 grated or minced garlic cloves
the juice of half a lemon
a bouquet of parsley
Sept 2015 News - Green Beans - Ckg Provence 
Prepare your beans by snapping or snipping off the ends, then either steam or boil them till tender. Cool them in cold water and put aside.
Meantime, prepare your persillade.
Chop your parsley finely.
Grate the garlic on the tips of the fork in lemon juice with a touch of salt. Mix together with the parsley. You may add a couple of minced garlic cloves too.
Just before you are ready to serve, heat up a large frying pan with a layer of olive oil, toss in the beans and the salt. Toss till evenly heated, then add the parsley garlic mixture. Mix a moment over the flame and then remove from the flame and toss evenly covered. Serve immediately.



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Active Gourmet Holidays
Jo-Ann Gaidosz
Phone: 1.203.732.0771
Fax: 1.203.732.5125
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"Thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything was first class from the luxury accommodation and transportation to our fantastic tour guides and spectacular excursions. While we went without a true understanding of Peruvian cuisine, we were blown away by the variety and quality of the produce and techniques used in the restaurants selected for us. We are already looking on the website for our next destination!" - Brenda A. and Lynne A., Glasgow, Scotland

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