Active Gourmet Holidays
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February News from Active Gourmet Holidays

 Active Gourmet HolidaysGreetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!

Active Gourmet Holidays highlights a few of our delicious tours below.

"Amalfi Coast Immersion" provides an incredible culinary escape in a beautiful location on the Amalfi Coast. And if you are looking for something active, try our "Peruvian Cooking and Trekking Adventure" tour which combines incredible Peruvian cuisine with outdoor activity. Lastly, we feature a Tuscan escape with beautiful accommodations, entertaining chefs and a chance to discover this beautiful area through excursions. "Authentic Tuscan Cooking". 

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Feb 2016 News Amalfi Coast ImmersionAmalfi Coast Immersion 
Amalfi Coast, Italy - 3 or 5 nights
Available April to October - Sunday to Friday
Immerse yourself into Italian living by visiting this little fishing village situated in an enchanting location among the beautiful inlets of the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Nicely located just a couple of miles from Positano and about 6 miles from Amalfi, your home for this cooking holiday is a prestigious seaside resort with a beautiful rooftop pool. Learn traditional regional cuisine along with a few modern twists from your talented and passionate instructors.

Feb 2016 News - Peruvian Ckg and TrekkingPeruvian Cooking and Trekking Adventure

Lima/Cusco, Peru - 7 nights
Available year round  
Experience and learn how to cook the most important dishes of a culture that has more than 1000 years of legacy from mixing many techniques and ingredients from many parts of the world. Discover one of the New World's Seven Wonders: Machu Picchu; and get there walking through the same path once used by the Incas. You will also horseback ride around Inca streets of Cusco and walk around the Colonial buildings of Lima; this will be mixed with a touch of adventure biking along the Sacred Valley of the Incas through their ancient paths and rafting their golden rivers. A millenary culture, majestic geography and friendly people are the framework of one of the trendiest cuisines in the world.

Feb 2016 News Authentic Tuscan CookingAuthentic Tuscan Cooking
Tuscany, Italy - 7 nights  
Available year round - Saturday to Saturday

This culinary program is perfect for those who are lovers of all that is Tuscan - the charming medieval towns, the centuries old traditions, the people and their culture, the art and of course, the great food and wine!! You will enjoy hands-on cooking courses learning the art of Tuscan cuisine from our wonderful chefs in an original kitchen of a 14th century villa. Interested in cycling the hills of Tuscany? We also offer cycling days and we will just adjust the itinerary for you to include this activity. Just ask about the details and see a sample itinerary below!

 Client Testimonial 
"My instructor was knowledgeable, humorous and kind. She was serious about the food and techniques which illustrates her care for cooking. We learned a lot and had all of our questions answered. And Omg the chocolate fondant/moelleux was the BEST!! And it's so easy to make!"Feb 2016 News - Client Remark - Lisa G. paris   
Lisa G., New York, New York



("Cooking in ParisProgram
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 6-8)

6 oz. light brown sugar
6 oz. butter
6 oz. good dark chocolate (70%)
6 eggs
3 oz. flour
soft butter (for mold)
flour (for mold)

Feb 2016 News Recipe - Paris Moelleux

1. Slowly melt the chocolate with butter on stove (use a casserole with water)
2. Mix flour and sugar in a bowl
3. Beat eggs
4. Add eggs (not on stove) to the chocolate, mixed well, add the mix of sugar and flour
5. Butter and flour the molds (use aluminum cups)
6. Add the preparation and let rest in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours (it will last up to 3 days in the fridge)
7. Cook in a hot oven for 10 minutes at 350 F. Let rest 3 minutes and then serve upside down on your plate
8. Serve with fresh berries, ice cream, fruit sauce, etc.


Contact Information
Active Gourmet Holidays
Jo-Ann Gaidosz
Phone: 1.203.732.0771
Fax: 1.203.732.5125
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Skype: active.gourmet.holidays 


"Dear Jo-Ann - We just had the most amazing week. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We are already planning a "make your own pasta party" at our house to introduce friends to the very unique flavours we tried and made! Jo-Ann, the others who came through Active Gourmet - Ed, Cathy and Kelly were all very complimentary about the service they had received from you, as were we. I was hugely impressed with your immediate attention to every detail and I will certainly recommend friends to your website if they are considering similar trips to ours." - Joneen and Ray S., Auckland, New Zealand

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