Join a Kuoni tour with a tasty twist, says Lucy Walker from The Telegraph.

Tasting that first mouthful of the local cuisine in a new and exotic destination can be an exquisite experience. But what if you have no idea where to find the most authentic places to eat?

If you’re passionate about fresh produce and inventive flavours, not to mention spectacular locations in which to dine, the trusted travel experts at Kuoni can point you in the right direction.

Tingle your tastebuds in Vietnam


On a special culinary-themed version of the company’s popular Vietnam Explorer tour, for example, there’s a chance to visit Hoi An market with a chef on hand to help you purchase aromatic local ingredients. Then, after a cruise along the Hoi An River, you can participate in a two-hour lesson at a cookery school before dining on the delicious results.

Budding gastronomes can also learn how to make banh cuon – Vietnamese steamed rice rolls – at an ancient house in Saigon.

The extensive itinerary features a fascinating overnight excursion to the Mekong Delta and a visit to Buon Ma Thuot, the coffee capital of Vietnam, and its surrounding hill tribe villages.

"Visit Hoi An market with a chef on hand to help you purchase aromatic local ingredients. Then, you can participate in a two-hour lesson at a cookery school."

Lucy Walker, The Telegraph

Develop a taste for authentic Italian cuisine


As an alternative to the vibrancy of south-east Asian food, why not be seduced by the Mediterranean flavours of Italian cuisine? The Highlights of Sicily Food & Drink tour, with departures from May to October 2015, will satisfy the most discerning foodie.

You’ll get to see all the captivating sights and beautiful landscapes of Italy’s largest island, including five out of the six Unesco World Heritage Sites; have time to explore Syracuse’s food market; sample typical Sicilian pastries, wines and olive oil; and learn how the history of the island has influenced local dishes. Prepare for a feast that includes North African, Greek, Arabic, Italian and even Norman recipes.

Fabulous food can also be enjoyed on luxurious Kuoni retreats in Thailand, Mexico, Dubai and the Maldives.

Kuoni wants to understand you and what makes you tick in order to create your perfect holiday, so don’t book online – have a chat with one of the company’s travel experts on the phone, on webchat or by visiting one of its shops. They’ll present you with a mouth-watering menu of itineraries to suit all tastes.

"Explore Syracuse’s food market; sample typical Sicilian pastries, wines and olive oil; and learn how the history of the island has influenced local dishes."

Lucy Walker, The Telegraph

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