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January 16, 2019

By Peg Kern

Sicilian Recipe for Couscous alla Trapanese

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If you head to Sicily on our Best of the West culinary tour, you are sure to run into couscous. Yes, couscous! Many people don't realize that there are North African influences in Sicilian cuisine, particularly on the western coast near Trapani. You don't have to wait for a cooking vacation in Sicily, though. You can try an authentic Italian recipe for Couscous alla trapanese easily enough at home! Couscous… Read
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January 10, 2019

By Peg Kern

Best of the West - Culinary Tour in Sicily

Post Categories:  Destination Feature

Sicily is one of my favorite destinations. It has everything: seaside and mountains, ancient ruins and awe-inspiring churches, amazing food and wine. And on top of all that it has a certain character to it that is hard to describe as other than its innate "Sicilianism." It is just as Sicilian as you ever pictured it could be - not like you see in the movies, but with utter authenticity.… Read
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January 4, 2019

By Peg Kern

Best Destinations in Europe for 2019

Post Categories:  Travel Tips

What are the best destinations in Europe for 2019? That's a hard question to answer, but when we look at travel trends, "hot" destinations, and our own culinary tours, we believe 2019 will be amazing years to visit these amazing European cities: Dubrovnik Barcelona Lisbon Bordeaux Taormina Bellagio Dubrovnik Croatia has been a hot destination for several years, and it's had to pinpoint a single "best" city to visit there.… Read
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December 18, 2018

By Peg Kern

The Best Culinary Vacation in Scotland

Post Categories:  Destination Feature

We think we have the very best culinary vacations in Scotland, and our travelers seem to agree, as they have rated our Undiscovered Scotland trip 5 out of 5 stars. Discover authentic Scotland and live like a local for a week during this authentic foodie vacation. If you never considered Scotland for a culinary vacation, think again: as a recent culinary traveler commented, "We cooked an array of Scottish foods… Read
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December 13, 2018

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Santa Lucia Buns

Post Categories:  Recipe, Special Occasions

Santa Lucia Day is celebrated December 13. Her legend says that she carried food to persecuted Christians hiding in the catacombs, and that she was guided by a candle-lit-wreath she wore on her head. For this reason Saint Lucy Day celebrations frequently feature a child sporting such a wreath and walking through the dark winter - a wonderful sign of December in many parts of the world, but particularly in… Read
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December 11, 2018

By Peg Kern

New Luxury Morocco Culinary Tour with TIK

Post Categories:  Destination Feature

We have a new culinary tour - in Morocco - and we couldn't be more excited. We love adding new culinary vacations to the already great list of trips we offer. We have a ton of wonderful cooking vacations in Europe, so it's especially fun when we find new culinary tours in non-European destinations. Our new Morocco culinary tour features many of the things you love about our tours, including… Read
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