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September 6, 2018

By Peg Kern

Spaghetti Cozze e Vongole (Spaghetti with Mussels and Clams)

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Pasta with mussels, clams, or other types of seafood is one of my favorite dishes. Easy, quick, and bursting with flavor, it's a go-to menu option for me. You can find this type of tasty pasta dish on one of our cooking vacations in Italy. Pretty much any coastal region will have a version of pasta with seafood, and this one hails from the Amalfi Coast, where we're having a… Read
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August 30, 2018

By Peg Kern

In the Footsteps of Ulysses

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The road is narrow and in places steep, curving along the mountainside heading down toward the sea. Most people descend from the main road on foot or, if that's too difficult for them, on the back of a scooter. We're with my old friend Salvatore, though, who used to race cars professionally for Ferrari. He waits patiently while they lower the chain that closes the entrance and proceeds to steer… Read
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August 13, 2018

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Amalfi Coast Lemon Sorbet

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One of our favorite activities during our Culinary Experience on the Amalfi Coast cooking vacation in Sorrento is the gelato demonstration at Gelateria Bougainville. It is not the most technical of our classes, but you learn a lot about what for my family is a very basic need: making gelato! You actually learn both sorbetto and gelato. What's the difference? Sorbetto is what we would call a fruit sorbet and… Read
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July 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

A Family Evening at Don Alfonso 1890

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Dining at Don Alfonso 1890 during one of our Amalfi Coast culinary tours, or staying at their beautiful relais and taking cooking classes in their charming teaching kitchen, are two of our favorite things to do in Italy. I recently had the pleasure of spending an evening with the warm and passionate Iaccarino family as they worked their magic for the patrons - including my family - in their world-renowned,… Read
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June 22, 2018

By Peg Kern

At Home in Positano

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"My grandfather was a fisherman. He supplied fish to people during the second World War. He would hide it in the caves along the shore and tell the starving families where to find it." We pull over suddenly to the side of the road. "Cherries!" he exclaims, then "Pasquale!" He jumps out of the car and embraces the man selling cherries from a plastic bin perched on the hood of… Read
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April 26, 2018

By Peg Kern

Live! From The International Kitchen

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What are our culinary travelers up to on this lovely spring day? April has been a month for Italy! While Italy is always our top destination, it has been particularly popular this April. Here is what a few of our culinary adventurers are up to today In Puglia, our travelers have been visiting an unusual past factory before heading to Matera, one of the world's most fascinating places. The "Sassi… Read
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