A Cooking Vacation

Some see vacation as a chance to escape the stove. Others, more like us, are looking for ways to incorporate cooking into summer travel plans. Yesterday's New York Times travel article Have Spatula Will Travel will help you plan for a cooking trip.

"There is no better way to get to the heart of any city than through its cuisine," writes Taylor Holliday.

The article includes a sidebar with links and suggestions on hotels -- from Turkey to Thailand -- that offer cooking classes.

For more travel and food coverage, check out this index of past travel articles from the Times.

Any advice on how to fit cooking into vacation plans this summer? Any budget trips for cooks?