10 Epic European Cooking Vacations

Savoring the food of Europe is one thing—being able to recreate it at home is another. These 10 European Cooking Vacations will teach you how to do just that. 

Leiths School of Food and Wine, London, UK

When the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wanted to sharpen her skills in the kitchen, she enrolled at Leiths. London’s leading cooking school offers courses for professionals as well as self-professed enthusiasts. Courses, taught by local chefs and industry experts, range from evening and weekend options to three-week intensive-training programs. The selection is wide, too: from four-hour knife skills or souffle classes to an introduction to Morroccan cooking or an Asian street-food course from cookbook author Jennifer Joyce. Leiths also offers an extensive list of drinks classes, such as primers on Champagne. One-day classes start at $240; 16-20 Wendell Rd.; 44-20/8749-6400; leiths.com.