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Thanksgiving Cooking Classes Nationwide
Cooking classes / Thanksgiving / USA

Thanksgiving Cooking Classes Nationwide

Still not sure what to serve this Thanksgiving? Why not go straight to the source and get inspired? Check out some spots where there’s still time to get your turkey… Read More…

Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Regional Cooking Schools

Who doesn’t like to eat when they travel? That’s a no-brainer. But you can take it to the next level by also learning how to cook while you’re at it–with… Read More…

Weight Loss & Health Spas: Fat Farms Go Modern
Cooking classes / USA

Weight Loss & Health Spas: Fat Farms Go Modern

From the old-school fat farms to modern-day wellness centers, the term “health spa” can refer to a wide variety of programs.   Personal trainer Annette Lang investigates how destination spas… Read More…

Japan Cooking & Food Guide for Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto
Asia / Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Japan

Japan Cooking & Food Guide for Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto

Experiencing a destination’s cuisine can be as easy as strolling through markets or hopping from one restaurant to another. Add a regional cooking class to the mix, and you get… Read More…

Mixology & Bartending Classes at Hotels Around the U.S.
Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / USA

Mixology & Bartending Classes at Hotels Around the U.S.

Sure, a hotel bar is a place to mix and mingle. But what if you put your time at the bar to good use and bring home a lifelong skill?… Read More…

10 Top Cooking Schools, Gourmet Getaways and Learning Vacations for Foodies
California / Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Midwest / Northeast / South / USA

10 Top Cooking Schools, Gourmet Getaways and Learning Vacations for Foodies

Forget about New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re on track for a professional culinary career or learning how to boil water, there is a gourmet getaway designed for you. Resident foodie… Read More…

Cooking classes

Big Name Vs. Independent Cooking Schools

Sure, taking a cooking class on the road can be a rewarding way to experience the local culture. But are you better off choosing a big-name school or an independent… Read More…

Culinary Travel Journal: A Single Woman Finds Love in Paris Cooking Schools
Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Europe / France & Belgium / Romantic Getaways / Romantic Travel / Solo Travel / Stories & Personal Journals

Culinary Travel Journal: A Single Woman Finds Love in Paris Cooking Schools

Our intrepid writer Cara Mangini discovered that Paris has all the right ingredients for cooking up a new romance.   After a rough year and a tough break up she… Read More…

Eco-Travel: Rainforest Foraging in Costa Rica
Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Mexico & Central America

Eco-Travel: Rainforest Foraging in Costa Rica

Outside of the jungle, eating a handful of squirming insects might not sound appealing, but inside the dense rainforest, it just feels right. Protein-rich food can be hard to come… Read More…

Travel Detective’s Favorite Food from Around the World
Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Restaurants

Travel Detective’s Favorite Food from Around the World

Peter recently appeared at Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival alongside Disneyland Executive Chef Chris Justesen, sharing memories of some of his favorite dishes from around the world. From the… Read More…

Jamaican Culinary Adventures: Jamaica’s Roadside Food and Recipes
Caribbean / Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Restaurants

Jamaican Culinary Adventures: Jamaica’s Roadside Food and Recipes

When you think about the native food of Jamaica, what leaps to mind? The uninitiated could probably only conjure up jerk chicken and Red Stripe beer. I have to admit… Read More…

Jamaican Food Recipes From the Roadsides of Jamaica
Caribbean / Cooking classes / Culinary Travel

Jamaican Food Recipes From the Roadsides of Jamaica

These recipes come from our article on Jamaica’s Roadside Food. For a glossary of Jamaican foods, check out this page on Jamaicans.com. RECIPES

Great Travel Jobs: Oral Historian for the Southern Food Alliance
Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Restaurants

Great Travel Jobs: Oral Historian for the Southern Food Alliance

Southern cooking—and great food in general—is best when it tells a story. No one knows this better than Amy Evans, whose job as a culinary oral historian at the Southern… Read More…

Barging Through Europe
Cooking classes / Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel / Europe / France & Belgium

Barging Through Europe

Do you come back from your vacations feeling like … you need a vacation? Instead of dashing around in a blur of monuments and museums, how about floating past unspoiled… Read More…