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Taste of Vietnam

The food in Vietnam is flavorful, colorful and healthy. Northern Vietnamese fare is mild and influenced by nearby China, while in central Vietnam the food becomes spicy. Down south, the cuisine has French, Cambodian and Thai influences. Experience the flavors during this culinary tour as you head from Hanoi to the floating village of Cua Van, as well as Danang and Hoi An. You'll taste dishes such as chung cake, chicken meat and "gio," and learn how to cook shrimp parcels, banana flower salad and Bun Cha (grilled pork with noodles).

$1,495: Nine-day tour includes cooking class, dining cruise and tours -- World Cooking Tours