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ARTISANS OF LEISURE Asia Artisans of Leisure offers a 13-day Culinary Tour of India. Devouring Asia Carla Hunt From street vendor fare to fine dining, the New Asia is an Old World of great tastes. And the chances to explore the delights of Asia are now far richer, more accessible and, yes, tastier than ever-particularly for those who love to cook. For true foodies, hands-on cooking lessons are the hands-down travel perk that changes a "mere" culinary trip into a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary experience. Consider just a few delicious journeys. China The culinary treasury of China is as vast as its geographical boundaries, and considering major cuisine traditions by region is one way to get acquainted. Avanti Destinations 42 april 2016 introduces a culinary enriched, 11-night Flavors of China tour that takes place in Beijing, Xian, Chengdu and Shanghai in the company of private driver and guides. Travelers start their vacation with four nights in Beijing, where they'll go sightseeing, tour night food markets coupled with tastings on Wangfujing Snack Street, and participate in a tofu-making class in a local home. In Xian, there's the chance to try one's hand at dumpling-making at the De Fa Chang restaurant. During a 2-night stay in Chengdu-holding the title of UNESCO City of Gastronomy-food lovers will learn all about preparing (and eating) a hot pot dinner during a cooking class at the Sichuan Cuisine Museum of Chengdu, and they'll visit a Sichuan chili bean paste factory. The tour's final three nights are spent in Shanghai, where highlights include dumpling-making at the Kitchen Cooking Studio, a dim sum lunch, and a Shanghai cuisine banquet at the Xian Qiang Fang restaurant, complete with an opera show. Rates start at $4,865 pp dbl. "Our single biggest and most popular request for special interest travel is a focus on food," reports Mark Grundy, Avanti Destinations' managing director for Asia. "The culinary experience has become an important aspect of any vacation, and we are seeing strong demand for culinary

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend April 2016

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Hotels for Foodies
Tour Talk: Take to the Road With Enterprise
Cruise Lines Whip Up Culinary Treats
Viking Celebrates Agents
5 Adults-Only All-Inclusives Where Dinner Is an Art
Saint Lucia Loves Chocoholics
Accent on Food
Hotel Culinary Options in the U.S.
Culinary Travel: A Buffet of Options
Vegas Bites
Dining Through the Holy Land
Spotlight on Gastronomy
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Lovely Valencia
Thuringia: Germany’s Best-Kept Secret...Revealed
Devouring Asia

Recommend April 2016