25 April 2008

Have You Checked out This Month's Gourmet Magazine?



















When I saw this month's Gourmet magazine on the shelves I just had to have it. All promises to myself were broken and my collection of foodie magazines grew by one more. Not that there isn't always an excuse...but hey...what's the point in having promises to yourself if you can't break them. No one to blame but yourself.


















Gourmet magazine is on the bandwagon for cooking schools and vacations around the world this month. You just have to check out this issue!! If you are a follower of this blog you will know of my dream to visit every cooking school on every continent. Page 67 in this months issue brought back some wonderful memories of my own week long sojourn at Keartisinal.




What I would like to know is where can I get this gentleman's job being able to visit 45 memorable cooking vacation destinations around the world???? That is my dream job!!!!!!!!!




























In speaking with Costas Moraitis one of the founders of Keartisanal he says cooking classes have started for this year. How I would love to be there again hiking over the ancient trails to remote and beautiful sand beaches, snorkelling and diving off cliffs into the azure blue Agean Sea, dancing to the strains of Bazouka music while sipping homemade raki and of course creating wonderful dishes from Aglaia Kremezi's extensive herb and flower gardens.

We would have our cooking classes in the morning and by lunch would be sitting over a few glasses of great Greek wines, excellent food and good conversation. Lunch always lasted well into the afternoon. I would love to attend in the fall when it is olive harvest for a completely different menu and view of the island. In my opinion this is one of the best ways to see a country if you don't have friends or relatives there. You make instant friendships, meet locals and prepare authentic dishes in their kitchens. What could be better than that!!!!















These are the cooking school/vacations I would like to go on that are mentioned in Gourmet magazine this month:

Philipkutty's Farm, Kerala, India http://www.philipkuttysfarm.com/
Peggy Markel, Marrakech, Morocco http://www.peggymarkel.com/
Stancija 1904, Smoljanci, Croatia http://www.mycroatia.co.uk/
Catacurian, El Masroig, Spain http://www.catacurian.net/
Culinary Adventures, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico http://www.marilyntausend.com/
Fairburn Farm, Vancouver Island, Canada http://www.fairburnfarm.bc.ca/




















All photos are from my time on Kea.

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20 comments:

  1. We had subscription to Gourmet Magazine to use up airline miles and I think the subscription ran out last month. Thanks for those links to cookery vacation spots. I am not sure about the other places but the one in Kerela is about 300 miles from our hometown and one we would definitely visit. We had made visited several other places in Kerela and it sure is a food paradise.

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  2. Val, I did see the magazine in the stands and I quickly skimmed through it. I'll have another peak at it.

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  3. Now your making me want to go buy the issue. A girl can dream to attend one of these.

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  4. Too funny! I just finished reading my copy of Gourmet and said, oh my gosh, I got to tell Valli! I should have known you would have picked up the issue! It's great isn't it!!!!!

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  5. such beautiful photos!

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  6. I should get that magazine! I love your pictures, the one with the donkey is especially cute lol.

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  7. Greece is amazing. If you read Mark Bittman's blog at the NYTimes, he also has quite the envious job. Or at least he did for a couple months. Most of his posts were about him traveling across Europe and eating all these amazing foods.

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  8. I have this still wrapped up from the mail... I need to go get it and read it. It sounds like it was a good one!

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  9. I'm so in for taking a cooking vacation this year

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  10. Your trip/cooking school experience sounds like a lot of fun! I can't even imagine owning a place like that and being able to enjoy life to such an extent every day. Sad...but true.

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  11. That was a dream trip Val! You need to go back! Your pictures are wonderful!!

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  12. Stunning photos, my mind drifted into a world of peaceful bliss, if not for just a while.

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  13. I'd never given a cooking-related vacation much thought, but from the sound of it and the photos, that sounds like it could be amazing as it sure looks fun.

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  14. Fascinating and informative post, thanks! I think I'll have to pick up that issue of Gourmet.

    Best of success to you on your quest to get to all those wonderful places and also, those are fantastic pictures you shared. Thanks!

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  15. I've been taking vicarious vacations with Gourmet at lunchtime all week since I got my issue. So many of the places sounded blissful. Thank you for the wonderful post!

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  16. Oh Val, I'll have to grab the magazine! I love your pictures of your trip to Greece. What an amazing way to visit a place and one thing I could do guilt free without the children!!!

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  17. I haven't got May yet. Since I love cooking schools I'll have to buy it. One day, when I'm rich, I'll go to all of the cooking schools on earth (dream).

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  18. Is that red peppers en croute? That looks amazing!

    -Elizabeth

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  19. Ooo ... now you've gotten me dreaming about culinary vacations - all of those look really interesting!

    Maybe I should start with the BC ones, those are only a short drive from here :)

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  20. What a magnific way to know a country, meet friends, learn the local cuisine... since you told me about this... I haven't stop thinking on it!!!!

    Val, let me know if Spain is your choice... we can meet and I'll treat you like a princess :D. Wouldn't that be fun?????

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