Competition: Escape to Italy

Posted at November 30, 2011 by 0 Comment

As you know, all of us at Total Food Geeks Edinburgh love our food. And at this time of year, the thought of great food with sun and great scenery makes us long for Summer. That’s why we’re really excited to let our readers know about Flavours of Italy‘s competition. The company was set up by Lorne Blythe back in 1998. Her vision was to work with great chefs in the remoter areas of Italy staying in wonderful private villas. Since that date, the company, based in Edinburgh has grown from strength to strength with many Scots taking the holidays as well as foodies round the world.

Flavours Apron

We caught up with Lorne to quiz her about her favourite foody places in Edinburgh.

Our office is based in Stockbridge and you’ll find me a regular at Armstrong’s the fishmongers for my supply of seafood to create some yummy seafood sauces. If we’re ever in need of a quick pick me up then we head to the Lifecare centre – the community café there does the best bacon roll! I also love:

The Competition

Flavours of Italy have an amazing 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway for followers on Facebook and Twitter. Starting on December 1st we’ll be giving away copies of the new edition of The Silver Spoon; wines from all over Italy; cheese and other delicious treats; perfect as Christmas gifts for your loved ones or treats for yourself.

One of flavours venues in Umbria

One of flavours venues in Umbria

The top prize is a £500 voucher to be used towards one of Flavour’s cooking holidays!

Typically on a cooking holiday the day starts with a cookery lesson with a local Italian cook, dishes are seasonal and typical of the region. As well as lots of fab food and wine, guests also get the chance to visit food producers and local places of interest. With a maximum group size of 12 then guests also get to met like minded foodies not to mention swap recipes and ideas over glasses of wine!  You can choose from one of four lovely tour regions: Tuscany or Umbria for those classic Italian landscapes and cultural highlights, Puglia for a more-off-the-beaten-track escape and Sicily for that Mediterranean island holiday.

To enter the competition, go to the Flavours page on Facebook or follow @flavoursofitaly on Twitter, then retweet their tweet of the day for a chance to win!

Flavours of Italy Ltd
67-69 Raeburn Place
0131 343 2500


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