Bon voyage... and bon appetit!

If you've ever walked around your kitchen talking into a spatula imitating Jamie or Nigella, a cooking course if for you! Cooking courses in authentic cuisine have become quite the tourist attraction in parts of the world. And if you're willing to be taught, they're willing to spoil you with gorgeous local flavours.

See our run down of some of the best cooking holidays around:

SPAIN TASTE
These guys offer you three different packages all consisting of a five night stay in beautiful Catalonia. Each package teaches you Spanish culinary skills from a different region through two cooking classes, lunch, dinner, a food visit and, of course, wine tasting. Prices start at £1,410 per person for double occupancy.

ORGANIC TUSCANY
Now if you're an organic foodie, you'll enjoy this 7 day escape to the Italian countryside. Situated only a few miles out of Florence, you can experience four Italian cooking classes using authentic recipes with only the best organic ingredients. And the wine tasting? Well, it wouldn't be a visit to Italy without it. As well as beautiful surroundings and the opportunity to meet fellow food enthusiasts, this cooking holiday in Tuscany provides accommodation, various meals and walking tours for around £1242 per person.

PLEASURE COOKERS
Learn how to really do Indian cuisine with this three day or seven day cooking holiday in Goa. This Indian gastronomic getaway includes accommodation, tours to spice villages and dinners after your cooking lessons. Once you're done in the kitchen, Goa has sun, sand and beaches in abundance to round off the holiday experience. The three day trip is around £739 and the seven day trip will cost you around £1452 for two people.

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Clayton Truscott

Clayton Truscott

Clayton is a comfortable traveller, having grown up in a small city that was far away from everything. He spent lots of time in the car as a child, driving up and down the coast of South Africa on surfing trips with his family. After studying abroad in the United States and spending a year working in London, he moved to Cape Town, where he completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. He now works as a freelance writer for various travel, surfing and action sports publications.