Food is such a huge part of any good holiday, why not guarentee your culinary experience with cookery classes or food tour - a gastro break!
Olives in Italy
If olives are your thing, then the four-day Gourmet Olive Break should delight. The trip inlcudes accommodation, all meals, wine, a cooking workshop and visits to markets, a vineyard and an olive oil press. All this to a backdrop of an autumnal Le Marche.
Price: Fully inclusive, plus flights £495 per person
Food in France
For foodies, there's few better destinations that France. Go To Learn offer various cookery holidays, though one of the best is a weekend (two nights/three days) break in the village of Gramont in Gascony. Here, you'll learn how to make classic French dishes (such as ballotine de poulet, fois gras and cassoulet) while staying in an old farmhouse.
Price: Accommodation plus all meals (flights not included) £348 per person
Noodles in Vietnam
Hoi An (near Da Nang in central Vietnam) is the base of a holiday cookery school teaching visitors how to make dishes from every region in the country. Classes are accompanied by trips to the local markets, a day out to a fishing village and meals at restaurants the locals love. The luxury accommodation is the four star Life Resort set on the riverbank. Price: Six nights accommodation, all meals and transfers (flights not included) £799.