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August 6, 2020

By Peg Kern

Favorite Cookbooks and Why We Love Them

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

What's the best cookbook? Do you prefer one that covers all the bases, or do you like specialized cookbooks, one for bread, one for desserts, one for appetizers? Do you like cuisine-specific cookbooks, one for Greek food and a different one for Italian? I confess, I'm all of the above. I love cookbooks. Even though I, like most people, find a lot of recipes online (heck, I post a ton… Read
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July 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Inspirations: The Lavender of Provence (Plus a Recipe)

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Recipe

Every summer tourists flock to Provence to see a sea of beautiful, purple fields ripping in the breeze. The lavender fields of Provence are so famous that most years you need to book well in advance if you want the chance to see these gorgeous blossoms in bloom. This year is of course an exception – if you could get to France (and those of you in Europe can!), you… Read
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July 24, 2020

By Peg Kern

Spanakopita from a Greek Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

As one of the iconic dishes of Greek cuisine, most people have seen, and even tried, spanakopita at some point in their lives. This tasty savory pie is served at weddings, parties, and banquets throughout the world, and it's easy to see why: they are delicious, easy to prepare as a hand-hand pie, and able to prepared ahead of time, as they tasty eaten either hot or at room temperature.… Read
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July 7, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Inspirations: Visiting Rome on a Cooking Vacation with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Feature

We are often asked what our favorite destinations for the best cooking vacations are, and as I explained in our recent video (see below!), that is a hard question to answer. But in an effort to inspire you, we are going to feature some of our personal favorites. For me, there is only one place to start: Rome! I have always been of the opinion that whatever part of Italy… Read
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June 24, 2020

By Peg Kern

Meringue Roulade with Strawberries

Filed Under  Recipe

We love baking in our house, and when we discovered this tasty meringue dessert watching an episode of Britain's Best Home Cook we knew we knew we had to try it. I think it's originally a Mary Berry recipe, but we've adapted it slightly based on the ingredients we had at hand - and in the end only needed 5 ingredients to make it! The advantage of a meringue roulade… Read
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June 19, 2020

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Salt Cod Fritters from our Spain Cooking Vacations

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

In honor of our new virtual cooking class in Madrid offered with our friend and partner Mireia, we're exploring one of our favorite Spanish tapas dishes: salt cod fritters. Salt cod has a long history in Europe, including in the Mediterranean basin. It might seem odd to some - where this so much fresh seafood and fish to be harvested from the sea, why develop a culinary tradition around dried,… Read
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