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Five places for foodies

Culinary wellbeing is always part of traveling. Trying the delicacies typical of the region is something very special and it is usually precisely these tastes that will stay in the memory long after the trip. At the same time, the topic of food can be an incredibly important contribution to the environment, for example if the ingredients come from our own ecological production or regional agriculture.

Therefore, we would like to introduce you to five places that all want to take you on a culinary expedition in very different ways. They do this in that some of them serve particularly good cuisine in their restaurants, while others pass on the recipe traditions, some of which are centuries old, in cooking courses. You can then try out these recipes in your own self-catering kitchen and later cook them at home. So it's about five places for foodies. From international kitchen teams to Sardinian mothers - there is something for everyone here.

1. La Donaira, Andalusia, Spain

In the heart of Spain's first natural park, the Sierra de Grazalema, you will find a different kind of luxury hotel.The Donaira“You don't feel like a normal guest of a luxurious hotel but rather as part of the rural business, where you don't have to forego any comfort.

Enjoy vegetarian-vegan or traditional Spanish slow food

The farm's own organic food can be enjoyed in the restaurant of the over a hundred year old farmhouse. Based on the slow food principle, the experienced chefs from all over the world serve vegan, vegetarian and traditional Spanish dishes. How nice that all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the room price, so you can happily try your hand at it during your stay.

If that's not enough, you can also take part in a master class for vegan or vegetarian cuisine or take part in a tasting of the in-house organic olive oils or the award-winning wines. There is also a wide range of other activities: in addition to the beautiful health and wellness center, where everyday stress is quickly forgotten, you can choose to go horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, hiking, climbing or help out on the farm. There is also an extensive program for children in summer.

Suite from 500, - per night

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The Donaira

2. Eumelia Organic Farm, Peloponnese, Greece

The "Eumelia Organic Farm“Is located in the southern Peloponnese in Greece. The current operator has created a true oasis of sustainability on the formerly fallow land of the great-great-grandfather. In the middle of the old olive trees there are a total of five apartment houses, which were built and furnished with environmentally and health-friendly materials. In the fully equipped kitchens of the apartments you can wonderfully cater for yourself, optionally with the farm's own products.

Try juicy oranges and eumelia olives from biodynamic agriculture

The farm operates according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture. And so, among other things, olives, juicy oranges, almonds and lush grapes grow on the red earth of Eumelia. A wonderful 100% organic olive oil is made from the Eumelia olives, which is offered for sale. Olive tea is also produced here, as well as various products made from the almonds and the many herbs that grow on the premises.

You can also take part in a cooking class or one of the oil and wine tastings. If you feel more energetic, you can even take part in the oil and grape press, which is accompanied by music in the traditional way. In this way you learn to appreciate the value of food again in a very playful way.

Apartment from 160, - per night

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3. Domu Antiga, Sardinia, Italy

In the heart of Sardinia there is an old Campidan house called “Domu Antiga". Within seven years the current owners have rebuilt the once dilapidated house true to the original. This careful work was ultimately even recognized by the Italian Commission of UNESCO.

Today you can enjoy traditional food in the morning and, if you wish, in the evening in the boutique hotel with a total of four rooms. Vegetarian and vegan food requests are also fulfilled. Only regional and seasonal ingredients are used. In addition, “a fogu lentu” is cooked. That means something like: on a low flame, i.e. energy-saving and vitamin-friendly. And every day there is something different to eat. Almost like at home. Just like a Sardinian mom!

Learn from a Sardinian mom how to prepare traditional food yourself

How the delicious ricotta and hard cheese is traditionally made with the techniques and materials that have been used for centuries, how the typical biscuits and breads are baked and how pasta is rolled yourself can also be learned here. Equipped with this culinary knowledge, you can still conjure up the Sardinian lifestyle in your own four walls long after the trip.

Double room from 105, - per night

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Domu Antiga

 4. Villa La Rogaia, Umbria, Italy

The “Villa La Rogaia“Is a real artist house, where creativity is combined with Italian joie de vivre. Located on the green Umbrian hills directly above Lake Trasimeno, there are six holiday apartments with their own kitchens and small terraces. Here you will find all kinds of creative details and children can run around freely and informally on the entire site. Some of the apartments are also barrier-free.

As it should be in a real Italian agriturismo, a lot of it is self-made. From olive oil to pasta and of course all kinds of vegetables and fruits. What cannot be produced in-house comes from farms and suppliers in the immediate region.

Get an insight into Umbrian cuisine in a cooking class with Maestra Ornella

If you want, you can get to know the Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine better in a cooking class with the maestra Ornella. What is cooked is what is seasonal and what is traditional in Umbria and neighboring Tuscany. These are, for example, legumes, wild asparagus, mushrooms and truffles and game meat from the area. So delicious that nothing stands in the way of culinary holiday enjoyment.

Apartment from 42, - per night

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La Rogaia

5. Kenners LandLust, Northern Germany, Germany

At "Kenner's LandLust“In the vicinity of Lüneburg, guests can expect real pleasure for the soul and stomach, because here you are spoiled with a wholesome organic kitchen. The international kitchen team ensures varied taste experiences and also enables vegetarians, vegans and allergy sufferers to enjoy varied menus.

Be pampered with full-fledged crossover cuisine with influences from all over the world

The breakfast buffet is optionally stocked with fresh grain porridge, muesli, bread and rolls from the organic bakery around the corner, fruit, sausage and cheese as well as delicious jams. In the evening, on the other hand, a selection of soups, salads and casseroles is offered before the main course is served. This is always different and always delicious. Finally, the evening is rounded off with a delicious dessert.

Kenners LandLust is a multi-generation house where you can get together with others and leave the hectic pace of everyday life behind over a fireplace chat. For the little guests there is a supervised forest time and for the big ones there is a specially designed wellness offer in the "parlor", as the spa area is called here. An ideal place to take a deep breath, where you can also indulge your culinary delights.

Double room from 119, - per night

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Lisa helped set up the Good Travel Blog and will write for us as a freelance author in the future. She is passionate about traveling and dancing around the world with a small ecological footprint.


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