Coast with the most: Author Amanda Tabberer has launched food and wine tours of the Amalfi Coast, including visits to some of the restaurants and kitchens featured in her latest book, Amalfi Coast Recipes. The five-star, week-long tours depart from Rome and visit many of the 13 villages along the SPENDeight days taking in culinary highlights between Barcelona and San Sebastian as part of Intrepid’s Real Food Adventure: Northern Spain itinerary. The September 29 departure is now $1646 a person twin-share, a 25 per cent discount. The trip includes a tasting tour through Barcelona’s La Boqueria market, a Catalan cooking class, tapas crawls through the cities, a visit to a San Sebastian cider house and wine experiences in La Rioja. More: intrepidtravel.com. 40kmcoastline, including the mountaintop town of Tramonti and the fishing village of Cetara, with gourmet meals, home-cooking classes, wine tastings and sunset cocktails included. The next departure is October 12-19; from j8000 11,660) a person. More: my-amalfi-coast.com. Baking in Bali: Guests whostay a minimum of three nights at the Alila Manggis boutique resort in East Bali will enjoy a free half-day food experience that includes baking Balinese cakes and creating health drinks in the resort’s organic garden. The Cooking MyWay Through East Bali offer, which is valid until September 30, also features market visits and lessons in cooking popular local dishes, plus some fishing trips. Rooms from $US170 ($187) a night twin-share. More: alilahotels.com/manggis. Maestre class: The annual Shoal Bay Jazz, Wine and Food Festival in Port Stephens, NSW, will be expanded into the bigger Shoal Bay Festival of the Senses for its 20th anniversary edition on September 7. Television chef Miguel Maestre will conduct live cooking demonstrations, stalls will showcase local produce and there will be jazz to entertain patrons. More: portstephens.org.au. Island delights: Get in quick to book a spot on a September 5-12 tour of Sardinia with chefs Giovanni Pilu and Alessandro Pavoni. The tour will take in Pilu’s home village, Sa Serra, plus a boat trip to Cala Luna and visits to Sardinia’s oldest vineyard and restaurant. From $8500 a person, including meals, wine, accommodation and excursions. More: accoutrement.com.au.