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January 4, 2019

By Peg Kern

Best Destinations in Europe for 2019

Filed Under  Travel Tips

What are the best destinations in Europe for 2019? That's a hard question to answer, but when we look at travel trends, "hot" destinations, and our own culinary tours, we believe 2019 will be amazing years to visit these amazing European cities: Dubrovnik Barcelona Lisbon Bordeaux Taormina Bellagio Dubrovnik Croatia has been a hot destination for several years, and it's had to pinpoint a single "best" city to visit there.… Read
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July 25, 2017

By Peg Kern

Four Picturesque Spots to Visit

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

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 6, 2017

By Liz SanFilippo

6 Often Over-Looked But Not to Miss Cooking Vacations

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

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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September 30, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

How to Harvest Oysters

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Food History

One "dish" you'll find on my of our cooking vacations in Europe? Oysters -- and all have a different flavor depending on where you're slurping them down. While in the U.S., it's often recommended to harvest and eat them in the "R" months -- whether they're from the East Coast or the West -- an even more general rule of thumb is to harvest and enjoy them when the water… Read
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August 12, 2016

By Peg Kern

Croatian Recipe for Peka

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Recipe

One of the most popular meals in Croatia’s Dalmatia region is "peka," a blend of vegetables and meat drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with herbs, and then baked to perfection under a bell-like dome, or "ispod čripnje." You’ll see it listed on menus throughout the region, and if you are lucky enough to be invited into the home of a Dalmatian family, it’s likely that you’ll feast upon it for… Read
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