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November 14, 2019

By Peg Kern

Easy Reduced-Carb Pear Tart

Filed Under  Recipe

For world diabetes day we're sharing a reduced-carb but still delicious pear tart. This tart is not NO-carb: it isn't going to satisfy your Keto or Atkins diet, it was made to please a kid with type-1 diabetes: we're not trying to eliminate carbs, we just have to watch the number. I'm also a big fan of when he has carbs trying to use real ingredients (like whole wheat flour… Read
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November 8, 2019

By The International Kitchen

A Culinary Tour at Don Alfonso: Part One, Beginnings

Filed Under  Destination Feature

When journalist David Sharos contacted us wanting a cooking vacation in Italy that was above and beyond anything he had experienced before, we knew just where to send him: Don Alfonso 1890. The history of Don Alfonso 1890 goes back - not surprisingly! - to 1890, when Alfonso Costanzo Iaccarino founded the restaurant. Decades later it was reimagined and renamed by his grandson (another Alfonso) until it became one of… Read
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November 1, 2019

By The International Kitchen

The Culinary Traditions and Altars of Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico

Filed Under  Special Occasions

What is the Day of the Dead? It is a popular and long-standing Mexican celebration of the deceased that occurs over Halloween (All Hallow's Eve), All Saint's Day (November 1), and All Soul's Day (November 2). This is the period when the threshold between the living and the dead is seen as at its "thinnest" and most permeable. The holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico and in communities of Mexican heritage… Read
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October 23, 2019

By Peg Kern

What is Spanish Tomato Bread?

Filed Under  Food History

If you travel in Spain on a Spain culinary tour or cooking vacation you're sure to see bread served with a side of tomato and a clove of garlic. If you don't know about the fabulous "tomato bread" you might be at a loss how to proceed! What is Spanish Tomato Bread? Pan con tomate (or "pa amb tomàquet" in Catalan) is a traditional Spanish way of eating freshly grilled… Read
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October 17, 2019

By Peg Kern

Things My Mom Needs to Know Before Her Trip: The Arrival

Filed Under  Travel Tips

Welcome to the third of our blog posts dedicated to getting my mother ready for her custom culinary vacation to Spain and Portugal! We're here today to answer her questions - and yours - about what to expect upon arrival. We already tackled "The Basics" and "Getting Ready to Go," so read on to discover what to expect upon arrival when taking one of our culinary tours. 1) At the… Read
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October 8, 2019

By Peg Kern

Things My Mom Needs to Know Before Her Trip: Getting Ready to Go

Filed Under  Travel Tips

Welcome to the second of our blog posts dedicated to my mother and her culinary vacation to Spain and Portugal! Really these posts are dedicated to any of our travelers who like to travel but aren't necessarily super experienced traveling abroad. Hopefully by answering my mother's questions related to her custom trip to Spain and Portugal we can also help other travelers of ours feel comfortable and ready for one… Read
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