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The fascinating and privileged world of Bordeaux wines

Learn more about the fascinating and privileged world of

Bordeaux wines!

July 18th – 22nd, 2011

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The recommended French and Wine course takes place in Bordeaux and has been designed for wine connoisseurs and lovers, gourmets or professionals. Its content enables participants to learn the many secrets of the “Art of Tasting”, but also to appreciate the mind-bending complexity involved in making Bordeaux wines. Discover more about the vineyards of Bordeaux and their world famous wines!

Perfect your knowledge of the wine growing area and discover the great originality of Bordeaux wines.

Weekly Program:

20 general French morning lessons

3 afternoon sessions at a local Wine school

2 afternoon excursions (visiting chateaux) per week

For more information about this program please contact: abroad@EducationandTravelConsultants.com

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Summer Program: Food Landscape in Florence

Food and Wine have always been closely linked to Italian Culture and Art! Savethe dates and join this program to discover and taste the great food and wines ofItaly. This is a culinary voyage which will include outstanding food writing andfood styling and food photography taught by an exceptional faculty. Tuscany is the regional focus of the trip. You’ll learn the cultural rules of foodconsumption, the comparison with the rules of music, dancing and poetry, the relationships between food and religion, gender, tradition, art, lifestyle. You’ll meet chefs, sommeliers and at the same time, you’ll experience the beautiful artworks and landscape of Tuscany!

Dates: July 16th through July 24th, 2011

Day 1:

– Arrival in Florence, students will be picked-up and escorted to hotel. Housing check-in. Welcome dinner.

Day 2:

– Orientation and Program Overview: “Food Landscape of Italy”

– Architectural Walking tour of the Renaissance Center of Florence and visit to the internal part of the Duomo and Baptistery.

Day 3:

– Lecture & Workshop – Regional cuisine, Tuscany and its summer specialties. The workshop will include an introduction to the food styling and plate design, will be followed and combined with the Food Photography class.

– The participant’s styled plates will be used to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography I: The basics of photography: camera settings (white balance, file quality, ISO speed, manual and automatic mode, lightmeter)

– Basic tips for lighting and food shooting. Artificial light: tungsten. Processing, presentation and print: photo editing and post production.

– Food Writing Workshop I: Regional Cuisine

Day 4:

– Visit to San Lorenzo Fresh Food Market, the central produce market where the reshest ingredients are available. The top floor houses all of the finest fresh fruits and vegetable, while the ground floor displays a variety of meats, fish, cheese and bread.

– Workshop on Food Photography II: Practical work with natural or artificial lightin a kitchen. Shooting the chef in action at GANZO (basics of portrait photography).

– Food Writing Workshop II: Gastronomy

Day 5:

– Lecture & Workshop: “Olive Oil in Tuscan Cuisine”, differences and usage of Olive Oil in the Culture and Diet.

– The workshop will include a food styling andplate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Workshop on Food Photography III: Food styling. Tips, tricks and props to improve the shooting.

Day 6:

– Lecture and Workshop: Wines of Italy, an introduction to the art of pairing food and wine.


– Workshop on Food Photography III: An introduction to wine and spirits Photography.

– Food Writing Workshop III: Wine

Day 7:

– Lecture and Cooking Class

– Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean, exploration ofthe Italian cuisine as a part of the Mediterranean culinary culture. The workshop will include food styling and plate design and will be used also to collect photographic materials for the final Food Writing and Photography project.

– Lecture and final review on Food Writing and Photography. An Introduction tographic layout.

Day 8:

– Field Trip to Casamonti and Farewell dinner

Day 9: Departure from Florence

Cost: USD $1.980

Accommodation: Hotel Option:USD 700-(Single Rooms supplement USD 370)

Program cost includes: Orientation session, Information/Orientation folder•, Educational excursions and transcripts•, Student Services, Extra curricular activities•, Lab fees•, Listed Visits (including entrance fees and reservation), Licensed Art History Guide and/or Program Coordinator/Professor escorting during visits and field trips, Transportation with Private Bus or Train during field trips (as listed on day by day program)•,  Airport Pick-up and upon Arrival and drop off on Departure•, Cell phones (outgoing calls will be charged individually)•, Free Internet Access in School facilities in Florence•, Free access to the Gym•, Meals listed in the day by day calendar, on field trip if listed and after the cooking classes, Special Dinners & Lunch.

To register and for more information:

www.StudyAbroadOpportunities.ning.com

info@businessprojects.us

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Sign Up to Study Abroad Opportunities

Sign up (FREE) to www.StudyAbroadOpportunities.ning.com and learn about a variety of short courses and academic opportunities in USA and overseas. Programs available in different fields and locations; full and partial scholarships available. Below please find some of the coming up programs:

Wine Studies

Cooking Classes

Language Courses

Art & Design Programs

Food Styling & Food Photography

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs  … amd much more!

 

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Hands-on Pasta Making Class

 

Learn how to make pasta from scratch under the guidance of an expert who will teach you all there is to know about how to make fresh pasta. Spaghetti, ravioli, gnocchi, tagliatelle, fusilli and other varieties of filled pastas will be covered. After class you can enjoy lunch with the group if you have registered for a group lesson or with your teacher if you have booked an individual class.

Highlights:

  • Classes are taught by experts.
  • Authentic pasta classes.
  • Hand and machine cutting.
  • Preparation of variety of sauces
  • Plate each dish
  • Relaxed and friendly environment.
  • Wonderful lunch after class of the pasta dishes you have created.

To inquire about available locations, availability and fees please email: info@businessprojects.us.

Enjoy the slide show. and visit Study Abroad Opportunities for available locations, dates and fees.

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Why an Olive Oil program at The Awaiting Table?

The Awaiting Table, Cookery School in Lecce has put together an Olive Oil program which brings together many local cultural, agrarian richness, gastronomy aspects in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Puglia. You will be immersed in the study of olives and olive oil while taking part “in a grass-roots movement designed to protect this endangered Italian crop.”

The program, following the hands on practice and out of the ordinary line of The Awaiting Table courses, offers a multi-disciplinary approach and gives participants the possibility to:

  • Meet the growers.
  • Learn how to taste olive oil.
  • Show the beauty of Puglia and the region’s richness.
  • Teach you how to cook with it.

For more information about this program click HERE

To watch the video presentation click HERE

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Christmas Illuminations Photo Safari in Madrid

The Christmas Illuminations Photo Safari in Madrid will be an opportunity to take  brand new pictures. Even the most famous places change with the lighting of the night. The night light can create magical images!

The Photo Safari will take place on December 18th and will start at 4:00pm. The photographer Paloma Portillo will meet the group at Plaza de España, in the heart of the city, at the Starbucks Coffee (GranVía, 58).

Before starting the journey to visit the most amazing and famous landmarks of the city, the group will go over what is required to understand and master about evening photography and obtaining special effects.

Debod Temple, Gran Via, Plaza de Callaoand, Puerta del Sol, The Palace of Telecommunications and Puerta de Alcalá are among the locations which will be photographed.

Date: December 18th, 2010

Time: 16hs.

Meeting Place: Starbucks Coffee – Gran Vía, 58, Madrid

Registrations: www.StudyAbroadOppportunities.ning.com

Information: info@businessprojects.us


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A Taste of Fall, C-CAP Junior Benefit


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Young foodies will not want to miss this extraordinary event. Enjoy a walk around tasting at one of New York’s hottest nightspots. A Taste of Fall will feature young, up and coming chefs, most of whom are C-CAP graduates! The illustrious restaurants that will be participating include Asiate, 21 Club,The Ritz-Carlton Central Park, The Garden Wine Bar at the Four Seasons, Strand American Bistro, and Pasticceria Bruno. You will also enjoy wines and prosecco sponsored by the Charmer Sunbelt Group and an exciting silent auction!

Date: November 30th, 2010

Time: 6.30PM

Place: 230 Fifth, New York City, NY

 

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Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.

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