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October News from Active Gourmet Holidays

  Active Gourmet HolidaysGreetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!

Active Gourmet Holidays brings you some delicious tours this month. Take a look at our selections below. 
"Enchanting Apulia" is all that and more. I have just returned from this breathtaking region and it is truly an enchanting part of southern Italy. Ancient villages, incredible cuisine, warm people, beautiful landscapes and gorgeous beaches. Our new "Cooking and Walking in Medieval Umbria" tour combines walking and cooking classes in a magical region of Italy with stunning landscapes and great cuisines. Lastly, we feature our Brittany escape with beautiful accommodations, an incredibly talented chef teaching you delectable recipes that you will share with friends and family.  "Bon Appetit Brittany 
(Inquire about our  
special New Year's week 28 December 2016 to 3 January 2017) 

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Oct 1 AGH News Enchanting ApuliaEnchanting Apulia 
Apulia, Italy - 5 nights
Available year round
This enchanting region of southern Italy is a destination that you do not want to miss. It is located in the south eastern tip of the Italian peninsula and forms the "heel" of the boot of Italy. Apulia (or "Puglia" in Italian) is one of the richest archaelogical regions in Italy. During this five night stay, you will stay in two 4 star accommodations. One hotel is located in a small village and the other is a historic mansion in the Salento region, the southernmost area. You will be able to experience the area through guided visits to points of interest and of course you will be immersed in the area by indulging in the delicious cuisine this area offers through cooking classes and tastings of local products.

  Oct 2016 News - CkWkUmbriaCooking and Walking in Medieval Umbria
  Umbria, Italy - 7 nights
  Available year round 
Umbria invites you to discover its history, beauty, delicious cuisine and warm people. This tour allows you to see all that this region has to offer by enjoying walking tours with a certified guide. You will be in awe of the beautiful Umbrian countryside with its vineyards and olive groves. Enjoy two hands on cooking classes at different venues so you can enjoy a couple of unique experiences with different instructors.

 Oct 1 AGH News Bon Appetit BrittanyBon Appétit Brittany
Brittany, France- 6 nights  
Available year round - Sunday to Saturday

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! Depending on availability, you will stay at a nearby local bed or breakfast or guest house in a medieval village, with rolling hills, lovely people and outstanding gastronomy. Or if you prefer, you can stay in a 4 star hotel a short driving distance to the cooking school. What are you waiting for?
Oct 2016 News Cretan Delights  
  "Jo-Ann, We are back from Greece. What a good time. Giorgos is a SUPER tour guide, chef, philosopher and CRETAN! Keep him employed. He is very good at what he does. Giorgos teaches history and fed us SOOO Much.  He took us to all the cool wonderful little places nobody would of found. Talk about eating like pigs...we ate so much! We are telling all our friends! Thank you,
Klaus K., Glenwood Springs, Colorado
(" Enchanting Apulia"  Program

2 eggplant
2 zucchini 
1 red pepper and 1 yellow
100 gr (3.5 cups) of breadcrumbs
50 gr (1.5 cups) of grated Parmesan cheese
Oregano, salt, pepper
E.v.o. oil
Oct 1 News Apulia Cooking School Recipe 
Thinly slice the eggplant and zucchini; cut the peppers in the foot.
Mix bread crumbs, cheese, oregano, salt and pepper. 
Brush with oil a baking pan, arrange the vegetables by overlapping slightly, sprinkle with the chopped bread crumbs and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
Preheat the oven to 180° (350F) and cook for about 30 minutes.


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  


Hi Jo-Ann - We wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time at the cooking school. My mother and I could not have had a better time. Paola and Simonetta were such wonderful hosts and teachers. We were treated like family. The house and property were beautiful. The hands-on cooking classes were so much fun...we learned so many great recipes that I cannot wait to test on my friends back home. I will definitely be recommending this experience to all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much for all of your help in setting up this once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. It is something neither one of us will ever forget!


Best, Erin S. and Flor V.,
New York, New York

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