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May 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

Super Spring Roundup

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

We had a really wonderful Spring travel season at TIK and we thought we'd give a spring recap to celebrate it! We had more April and May travelers doing our cooking vacations than ever before, and why not? Spring is a great time for culinary travel, with fresh produce arriving at the markets and growing on the farms for our farm to table experiences. We have a couple of our… Read
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April 26, 2018

By Peg Kern

Live! From The International Kitchen

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

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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November 15, 2017

By Darlene Pereda

Food for Thought

Filed Under  Food History

We get many travelers looking for a farm to table vacation or a cooking vacation that supports sustainable agriculture. But what is sustainable agriculture? Sustainable agriculture focuses on the techniques used during the production of food, animals, fiber or other plant products to protect the environment, human communities, animal welfare, and public health. The farm of one of our favorite chefs in Puglia, Peppe, embodies the idea of sustainable agriculture.… Read
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October 25, 2017

By Darlene Pereda

"Lettuce Turnip the Beet" with Some Vegetable Harvesting

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Food History

From the moment we set foot on Peppe's 45 acre farm we were blown away by its beautiful colors, perfect air, and the breathtaking mountains in the background. It was truly the reality of  "farming to create heaven on earth." Welcome to the ultimate farm-to-table cooking vacation in Italy! Our adventure began with a private tour of the villa. First, upstairs where each accommodation is simple yet sophisticated with amazing… Read
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October 11, 2017

By Darlene Pereda

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese

Filed Under  Destination Feature

We're continuing our walk though the “other” Italy, the hidden villages and pituresque landscapes where your culinary dreams can come true on an authentic cooking vacation in Itay! Last time we talked about the borgo of Bovino, and this time we're traveling down the road for a very special visit with one of Italy's most fabulous chefs and foodies, Peppe Zullo. After a 25 minute drive from Bovino, our group… Read
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September 19, 2017

By Darlene Pereda

The Hidden "Borghi" of Puglia - Vol. 1

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

Welcome to the “other” Italy, where tiny villages known as “Borghi” surrounded by castles, palaces, or walls dating back to the Medieval or Renaissance periods can take your Italian culinary vacation to another level. Let me walk you through a series of blogs dedicated to the hidden “Borghi” of Puglia. Bovino First stop, Bovino! Located on a hilltop in the province of Foggia in northern Puglia, here you can experience… Read
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