Take a cooking vacation. It’s priceless.

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You cannot get an influence from the cuisine of a country if you don’t understand it. You’ve got to study it.” Chef Ferran Adria

If you enjoy cooking, you should consider taking a cooking vacation, because of the many benefits that it provides.

Learn to Cook New Dishes

One of the biggest benefits from taking a cooking class is that you are going to learn how to cook a specific type of cuisine. For example, if you take an Italian cooking class you will learn all about preparing Italian dishes. The best part about learning new dishes is you can take them home and introduce them to your friends and family. You will impress them  with your new-found culinary skills!


Learn Culinary Techniques

The great thing about learning new techniques when it comes to cooking is that you often reuse your techniques in other types of cooking. You can easily take the new techniques that you learn in a specific cooking class and apply them to your own style of cooking. For example, breading is used in a variety of cuisines. The Japanese use panko breadcrumbs for breading, which are a lighter style of breadcrumb. Breading is also used in Southern cooking, but they often use regular or seasoned breadcrumbs, which are thicker than panko breadcrumbs.

Save Money

Taking a cooking class will also help you save money especially if you are accustomed to dining out. Although taking a class will cost you money, in the long run you will be saving money by not having to eat out as much as you used to. By taking a cooking class you can cut down on dining out and also eat healthier since you have total control of the ingredients going into your meal.

Work with New, Unique Ingredients

Taking a cooking class teaches you about working with unique ingredients. When it comes to using unique ingredients you will be introduced to ingredients that are only used in a few select dishes because of how unique they are. However, you will also be introduced ingredients that you can use in a variety of dishes. Learning how to properly use these ingredients can give you an idea of how they might be used in other dishes that you cook to help bring new life to an old recipe.

Cooking adventures that give you choices

Edible Destinations by Epitourean

EdibleDestinations offer Cooking Vacations, Gourmet Tours, Culinary Getaways, and Cultural Excursions. Specialists create a cooking vacation or getaway just for you, since you can select your destinations choice for United States to Worldwide location. Then you can choice from the following themes:

  • Edible Getaways for 2-4 day mini tours
  • Edible Vacations for 5-10 day escorted tours
  • Edible Solo Tours


Zicasso gives you control in designing your vacation.

How it works:

Get matched to top travel specialists

Tell them about your ideal trip and the kind of experiences you’d like to include. They’ll match you with 2-3 reputable, pre-qualified travel specialists who are the best fit for your trip.

Get your trip planned

The travel specialist partners will arrange an initial phone consultation or exchange emails with you to better understand your specific interests and vacation preferences. They will compete for your business using their expertise and insights to craft unique itinerary and activity proposals.

Book your custom trip

You select the travel specialist who impresses you the most. After your itinerary is refined to perfection, book it with the travel specialist, who will then confirm all services and coordinate all logistics – including 24X7 support throughout your trip.


Willingfoot offers a blend of ready-to-go itineraries modules that you can tweak with your own vacations ideas by choosing from these three module categories: 1) Countries; 2) Travel Months: 3) Eight trip styles.

Articles about Willingfoot have appeared in numerous publications from Travel and Leisure, Town & Country Travel, and Forbes Life.

Bon Voyage


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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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