August News from Active Gourmet Holidays

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Greetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!


Active Gourmet Holidays has added a wonderful new tour called "Bountiful Greece" along with a delicious recipe featuring chicken and sage. We heard our clients' requests for Greek programs and we listened!


We also highlight our very popular "A Small Taste of Provence" and "Beautiful Barolos" set for October.


*If you are interested in a "Yoga and Organic Cooking" tour in Tuscany in October please email us for information.


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NEW! Bountiful GreeceAug 2013 News Bountiful Greece
Crete, Greece - 7 nights

Available year round - Sunday to Sunday


Greece always conjurs up thoughts of beautiful ocean, great food and warm people. This Greek cooking vacation promises to be an experience you will always remember. Learn the secrets of the Cretan kitchen through hands on cooking classes. Visit local food producers, learn about wine making in Crete, go on a picnic and simply enjoy the beauty of nature. This holiday also offers a free day where you can relax or choose from a variety of exciting options.


Read more: Bountiful Greece     



Aug 2013 News - Small Taste of provence A Small Taste of Provence
Provence, France - 2 or more nights 
Available March to June, September to December

Welcome to Provence! You will be greeted by your hosts in their beautiful 19th century "mas". The village where you will be staying is famous for its rosÚ wine, being the first in France. It is located within 15 minutes from Avignon in the middle of the vineyards and is the perfect escape for a short break.



April 2011 News Beautiful Barolos Beautiful Barolos
Piedmont, Italy - 5 nights
Available October - Sunday to Friday



Enjoy a six day gourmet wine tour where you will sample Piedmont's culinary delights: white truffles, mountain cheeses, and, best of all Piedmont's stunning array of wines, with Barolo and Barbaresco at the top of the list


Read more: Beautiful Barolos




 Client Testimonial 




Aug 2013 News - Client Remark Sevilla  

"We took two tours from Sevilla organized by Active Gourmet Holidays with a local tour guide. The tour guide has been in the Sevilla area for around 25 years and his personal relationships with farmers, winery owners, restauranteurs and others led to amazing, up-close-and-personal experiences with local people and sites that could never be had on your own."


Steve and Heidi B., Edina, Minnesota 







 Chicken and Sage

("Bountiful Greece" Program




1 medium chicken

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 cup olive oil

2 cups of good dry white wine

1 lemon juiced

2 sprigs of sage

Salt & pepper


August 2013 News Recipe - Bountiful Greece



Wash the chicken and cut into pieces.

SautÚ in olive oil to seal the juices and once browned add the onion.

Wait until the onion gets a bit transparent and then add the wine.

Season with salt & pepper, add some water and boil until cooked, about 1 hour.

Pour in the lemon and sage and cook for 5 more minutes and remove from fire. 







Contact Information
Active Gourmet Holidays
Jo-Ann Gaidosz
Phone: 1.203.732.0771
Fax: 1.203.734.6903
Skype: active.gourmet.holidays