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February 15, 2019

By Peg Kern

Carnaroli Risotto with Shrimp Bisque and Tartare

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We headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day... Well, in our dreams we headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day, as San Valentino was a native of Terni, Umbria. In honor of all things Umbrian, we bring this amazing recipe from Chef Eros of the Tempio del Gusto of our culinary vacation in Spoleto. Carnaroli Risotto, with Shellfish Bisque and Red Shrimp Tartare "in Its Net" Ingredients for 4 people. Ingredients for… Read
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February 4, 2019

By Peg Kern

Recipe for English Crumpets

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In honor of our new cooking vacation in the United Kingdom, Quintessential Cotswolds Culinary tour in England, we're sharing a favorite recipe for crumpets, that delicious English pastry that is something of a cross between an English muffin and a pancake. Crumpets are made with a yeast dough and made on a hot griddle, much like what we refer to as English muffins in the US, but the dough is… Read
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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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December 13, 2018

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Santa Lucia Buns

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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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November 29, 2018

By Peg Kern

The Best Chicken Noodle Soup

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I've decided to share my recipe for The Best Chicken Noodle Soup. We're in the heart of soup season, one of my favorite times of year. Not only am I obsessed - OBSESSED! - with broth, as a working mom I love anything that can be made in one big pot and that can serve the next day as leftovers. Of course, at TIK we're also all about doing things… Read
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October 8, 2018

By Peg Kern

What is Baklava?

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What is Baklava? Baklava is a traditional dessert from the eastern Mediterranean basin, and is especially prevalent in Greece and Turkey, but also the Caucuses and the Middle East. There is no consensus about where or when it originated, but some date it back almost 3000 years! The ingredients can change slightly, but they always include phyllo (or filo) sheets, chopped nuts, some type of sweet syrup, and some type… Read
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