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September 17, 2019

By Peg Kern

Special Fall Deals for Top Italy Culinary Tours

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

When is the best time to visit Italy on an Italy food tour and cooking vacation? Many of us at The International Kitchen would say the fall, when wonderful fall produce is in season, new olive oil is coming out of the presses, and the weather turns a bit less hot. We're making travel to Italy this fall easier than ever with three very special fall promotions! Cooking under the… Read
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September 10, 2019

By Peg Kern

Pistou or Pesto?

Filed Under  Food History, Recipe

What is pistou, how is it made, and is it different than pesto? Pistou is derived from the more known Ligurian pesto, but it is made without nuts. A cold condiment made of crushed or chopped basil and garlic mixed with olive oil, often with a hard cheese such as parmesan, pistou is a popular part of Provencal cuisine. A culinary vacation in Provence will surely introduce you to this… Read
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August 29, 2019

By Peg Kern

What Is a Baguette?

Filed Under  Food History

Bread is a staple of many destinations we offer for our food tours and cooking vacations, and perhaps the best examples of this are France and Italy, where bread making is a true art. In France, the classic and famous baguette is perhaps one of the most instantly identifiable culinary products in the world. So what is a baguette? A baguette is basically defined by three things: a long, thin… Read
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August 19, 2019

By Peg Kern

Eating Gelato in Italy

Filed Under  Food History

Gelato is one of our favorite subjects, and we get questions about it frequently on our Italy food tours, such as, is gelato the same thing as ice cream? Where can you find the best gelato in Italy? And what are the most important flavors to try? Because, let's face it, most of us won't make our way through the dozens and dozens of flavors you'll find on an Italy… Read
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August 13, 2019

By Peg Kern

What to Eat in Rome

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Food History

If you're exploring Italy on a Rome food tour, chances are you love Italian food. Traditional Roman cuisine has some of the most quintessential of Italian dishes, and they are there to enjoy on our best food tours in Rome or during our hands-on cooking classes in Rome. After decades of traveling to Rome (not to mention living there), we are here to answer the question: What should I eat… Read
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August 6, 2019

By Peg Kern

History of Gazpacho: Spain Food Tours

Filed Under  Food History

We have tasted some amazing gazpacho recipes over the years, recipes that we've learned during our culinary tours in Spain. But what is gazpacho? Just a cold tomato soup? Or is there more to this refreshing summer dish? Gazpacho comes from the south of Spain in the Andalusia region, but by now you can find it throughout Spain on our Spain culinary tours and Portugal as well during our Portugal… Read
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