The Foodies: You want to nibble your way through vacation
Orient-Express Cooking Schools, Worldwide
If epicurean blogs and epic meals are your bread and butter, investigate the Orient-Express group's cooking schools, designed for those with a passion for food and a curiosity about how gastronomic delights come to be. Classes are available at 13 properties worldwide. At the Cipriani Cooking School, in Venice, participants tour the local produce markets and take their lessons with Michelin-starred chefs. In Mexico, the chefs at Maroma Resort and Spa teach guests how to prepare Yucatecan cuisine, and give "Tequila Lessons." In addition to mastering the art of Tuscan cuisine, guests at The Villa San Michele Cookery, in Florence, take tasting trips to the Italian countryside and hosting lessons with princesses Giorgiana Corsini and Emanuela Notarbartolo di Sciara at their private residences. Find rates and schedules on their website.