Olive Harvest in Spain
"The temperatures may plunge to near-freezing, but a glimmer of Mediterranean summer lingers in Catalonia for late-November's olive harvest - peak time for the region's cookery schools," says Dan. "Expect exuberant gastronomics every evening, a range of foodie excursions by day - and gallons of olive oil in your home-bound luggage."
Holiday on the Menu runs four-day Catalonian cookery courses from £1,125pp, including accommodation, tuition and most meals but not flights (08708 998844; www.holidayonthemenu. com)