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July 17, 2018

By Peg Kern

French Culinary Tours : Intensive Cooking with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Feature

We're featuring our French culinary tours this week in honor of France's victory in the World Cup, and to celebrate last week's Bastille Day. France is one of our favorite destinations for a cooking vacation, and one that we've working in for over 20 years. No wonder: it's considered one of the culinary capitals of the world. Specifically we're featuring some of our best intensive cooking vacations in France: Gourmet… Read
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May 11, 2018

By tik3

Food and Wine Tours to France

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

Earlier this week we talked about some of our fabulous food and wine tours in Italy and Portugal. From the northern regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, and the Veneto, to the southern Puglia, Sicily, and Campania, Italy is a great food and wine tour destination. But France of course offers a plethora of other options for our travelers looking for a more wine-themed vacation. Bordeaux is an obvious place to start… Read
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May 24, 2017

By Peg Kern

Featuring France

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Besides Paris, where we often have clients doing one-day cooking classes, pastry-making lessons, and foodie walking tours, two of our most popular cooking vacations in France are in Provence and in the Rhone Alps. Now is a good time to travel to France. The recent election has, according to our travel partners, created a positive atmosphere as we head into the busiest travel season. People are feeling good in France… Read
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May 19, 2017

By Peg Kern

Rose Wines

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

What's a rose wine, and how does it get it's pink hue? First, as you (hopefully) realize, the dark color in red wines comes from the skins - when the grapes are crushed, the resulting "must" is left to macerate with the skins and seeds. For white wines, the skins are removed right away (or almost immediately), and for rose wines, the maceration is abbreviated, usually lasting one to three… Read
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October 17, 2016

By Peg Kern

Our Favorite Cities in Provence and Why We Love Them

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This week we're featuring the south of France, and we thought we'd start with everyone's favorite: Provence! Everyone knows or has heard of the charms of the Provencal countryside: fields of lavender, perched rocky villages, acres of vineyards, and so much sunshine! But Provence features some really amazing cities as well, each worth exploring in its own right on our Provence cooking vacations. So what are our favorites? 1) Marseille… Read
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October 2, 2016

By The International Kitchen

Provencal Pumpkin Soup

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One of the mainstays in southern France during the Fall is pumpkin. Combine the popular ingredient with other fresh produce from Provence, and you have the makings of a delicious and hearty soup, perfect for the approaching cooler weather. This particular recipe for pumpkin soup comes from Chef Mark, who leads small group trips with his Cuisine and Culture of Provence cooking vacation. Since the gastronomy of Provence is highly… Read
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