Cooking in Paradise: Culinary Vacations around the World

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Cooking in Paradise is a rich, definitive guide to hands-on gourmet cooking vacations around the world.

Ever reams of sauteing in Sicily? Or having a master divulge the secrets of perfect patisserie in Paris? How about mincing in Morocco? Cooking in Paradise will show you how to get there, and scores of other places, with over 150 listings for cooking-vacation programs ...
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Overview

Cooking in Paradise is a rich, definitive guide to hands-on gourmet cooking vacations around the world.

Ever reams of sauteing in Sicily? Or having a master divulge the secrets of perfect patisserie in Paris? How about mincing in Morocco? Cooking in Paradise will show you how to get there, and scores of other places, with over 150 listings for cooking-vacation programs around the world (and a handful right here in the United States, too).

Joel and Lee Naftali give details about famous courses--like Particia Wells's "at home" in her eighteenth century Provencal farmhouse--but have also unearthed truly unusual fare, from a kosher-cooking course in Tuscany to an Australian country house gourmet retreat to a Mexican cuisine class held at a working hillside farm in Oaxaca.

Cooking in Paradise provides all the information you need to book a cooking vacation today, but with its evocation of far-flung locales and over 50 unusual recipes from the schools included, it's perfect for the stay-at-home chef as well.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This handy guide lists and describes recreational cooking programs around the world, with useful information on accommodations, activities for spouses and/or children and prices. The Naftalis (Generation E: The Do-It-Yourself Business Guide for Twentysomething Entrepreneurs) list cooking schools in places as far-flung as Rio de Janeiro, as well as a slew of choices in the U.S. and Canada. The usual suspects weigh in heavily, with numerous programs in Tuscany (e.g., hands-on lessons with Judy Witts Francini of Cucina Divina in Florence). For those with more exotic tastes, there is a spice-oriented tour with cooking lessons in India, offered by Indus Tours, and despite England's drab culinary reputation, it's represented by the likes of the Ashburton Centre in South Devon, whose programs on vegetarian cooking feature Indian curries and "nut loaves." The prose here is generally weak the Naftalis appear to have printed the information provided by the programs with little editing. Recipes scattered here and there are for standards such as stuffed calamari, and introductory sections to each chapter are gushy and insubstantial. Still, this unique and serviceable guide will appeal to adventurous gastronomes. (Apr.) Forecast: In the current heydays of travel and gourmandise, this book provides a rare market-potent combination. Shelved near lifestyle travelogues by the likes of Frances Mayes, it could take off. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641614903
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publication date: 4/16/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel and Lee Naftali live in Maine. Cooking in Paradise is their third book.
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