October News from Active Gourmet Holidays

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Greetings from Active Gourmet Holidays!


Active Gourmet Holidays offers some exquisite culinary tours including our "Gastronomy in Costa del Sol" in Spain, "Cooking with Port Wine" in Portugal and "Sicilian Flavours" in Sicily. Our recipe comes from the well known Eleanora Consoli in Sicily who I had the pleasure of meeting during my recent trip to her home near Mt. Etna. 


**We are pleased to announce that one of our Tuscan chefs from Lucca will be visiting the Connecticut area in mid November to conduct cooking classes. If interested in learning more about the few classes we will be offering please contact us through our website. Classes are limited to 10 persons. 


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Oct 2013 News Gastronomy Costa del Sol Gastronomy in Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol, Spain - 3 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 three 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!



Read more: Gastronomy in Costa del Sol     


Oct 2013 News Cooking with Port Wine Cooking with Port Wine 
Lousada, Portugal - 6 nights  
Available year round

Portugal is an amazing country with so much to offer: wonderful wines, including the famous Ports, a vast selection of cheeses, the very best in cuisine, ancient villages with cobblestone streets and best of all, the people. Portugal was by far one of my best European experiences. We were amazed at the diversity of the landscapes, the history and beauty of the people in this very small, but very abundant country. 



Oct 2013 News - Sicilian Flavours Sicilian Flavours
Sicily, Italy - 6 nights
Available year round



Experience six days of magical travel through the stunning Sicilian landscape, meet and cook with a wonderful chef, Fabrizia Lanza, who follows in her famous mother Anna Tasca Lanza's footsteps, and stay at her famous Regaleali Wine Estate as well as two other beautiful accommodations. You will also have a market visit followed by a cooking class in Siracusa. Discover the most traditional Sicilian dishes in Palermo, Agrigento, Catania, Siracusa, Taormina and Etna Volcano area.


Read more: Sicilian Flavours




 Client Testimonial 




AGH October 2013 News - Gnocchi in Montalcino   


"My cooking class in Montalcino was amazing! My cooking instructor went out of her way to first give me a tour of the town. Then, she taught me and helped me cook a few family recipes while also giving me a few more to take home and try on my own. She fully accommodated my gluten free sensitivity and request to make gnocchi (which was so good!). Not only did I learn a lot but I had so much fun and created memories that I will cherish forever!"


Amanda C., Washington 








("Culinary Sicily" Program

This recipe comes from the lovely Eleanora Consoli, a pioneer in Sicilian cooking, who I had the pleasure of meeting on my recent trip to Sicily. Simple and delicious cuisine always works!

AGH Oct 2013 News - Eleanora



400 g. (14 oz.) short cut pasta
10 ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded

1-2 garlic cloves

1 handful fresh basil leaves

40 g. (1.5 oz.) almonds, peeled, toasted and chopped

30 g. (1 oz.) breadcrumbs, toasted

6 TB extra virgin olive oil


Put the tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour mixture in a bowl. Mixing thoroughly, add the oil and chopped almonds. Cook the pasta al dente, strain and put in a serving dish. Mix it with the sauce and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and serve. 







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Jo-Ann Gaidosz
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Fax: 1.203.734.6903
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