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September 29, 2018

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Khmer Fish Amok

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What is "amok?" If you're visiting Southeast Asia on our culinary tours in Cambodia and Vietnam, you're sure to hear of (and taste) this dish, but what exactly is it? Amok is a traditional Khmer (Cambodian) dish usually made with fish, although chicken and beef amok are also popular.The food is traditionally a bit like a curry stew served in a boat made of banana leaves. It can be served… Read
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September 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Why Visit Cambodia?

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Some of our clients considering our fabulous Cooking and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia ask us: What is there to see in Cambodia? The answer is that there are many amazing sites to see in Cambodia. The vast majority of today's Cambodians are "Khmer," or part of the ethnic group that refers back to the historical Khmer Empire that saw its heyday between the 11th and 13th centuries. This Hindu-Buddhist… Read
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July 25, 2017

By Peg Kern

Four Picturesque Spots to Visit

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Want to take your own postcard-worthy photos on your next trip? Then get your camera ready, and head to one of these four stunning spots around the world. (We could have made this list much much longer - but these are some of our favorite spots!) Bonus: the food in all these places is pretty spectacular -- and worth taking a photo of too -- during one of our cooking… Read
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January 26, 2017

By Peg Kern

Favorite Winter Destinations

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Because it's the end of January and Chicago's mired in the cold gray days, we thought we'd feature a couple of our best winter culinary tours in today's blog. These are by no means the only great cooking vacations for winter, but they are where I wish I was going this week! The first destination might be obvious: Mexico! From the sunny landscapes to the colorful towns and blue waters,… Read
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January 6, 2017

By Liz SanFilippo

6 Often Over-Looked But Not to Miss Cooking Vacations

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We often get inquiries about destinations that people hear about a lot… places like Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast in Italy, and Provence in France. While we adore those regions very much, there are some other places that hold special places in our hearts, ones that are too often overlooked. Many of these are off the beaten path, but that only makes them more unique. Whether you've traveled a lot,… Read
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July 18, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

5 Places to Visit in the Winter

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We may be in the midst of Summer -- and all the heat that comes with it -- but it's also the time of year to start thinking of your Winter travels, especially in November and December… and whether or not you want to escape the cold or embrace it. Here are five wonderful overseas destinations for cooking vacations in order of coldest to warmest. So either dust off your… Read
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