Spanish cooking weekend features in the Sunday Times

house-front1.jpg’s Spanish cooking weekend featured in the Sunday Times on the 5th January with a special recommendation for the ‘best value’ weekend in their 52 weekends article.

“Head to olive-oil country for an intensive course in la cocina Andaluz.

Staying at a finca in the village of Los Juncares, on the edge of the Parque Natural de La Sierra Subbetica, you’ll learn how to cook mouth watering local dishes such as cordonices con higos (quail with spiced figs), tarta de limon con miel de lavanda(lemon tart with lavender-scented honey) and proper croquetas.

The price is £317, full-board, with learning holidays specialist NotInTheGuideBooks(0844 502 0445,

Flights to Malaga, an hour’s drive south, start at about £80 with EasyJet (0871 244 2366,, you can also fly to Cordoba or Granada all within 1 hour’s drive giving lots of low cost options to reach the Finca. ”

Visit any weekend in 2009, prices are amazingly the same year round representing fantastic value for money and a learning holiday with a difference for 2009. Why not try something new on your next holiday and take a break in the beautiful Andalucian countryside, have fun and learn to cook delicious Spanish dishes to bring home new skills that will stay with you long after the holiday is over.