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February 15, 2019

By Peg Kern

Carnaroli Risotto with Shrimp Bisque and Tartare

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We headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day... Well, in our dreams we headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day, as San Valentino was a native of Terni, Umbria. In honor of all things Umbrian, we bring this amazing recipe from Chef Eros of the Tempio del Gusto of our culinary vacation in Spoleto. Carnaroli Risotto, with Shellfish Bisque and Red Shrimp Tartare "in Its Net" Ingredients for 4 people. Ingredients for… Read
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December 7, 2018

By Peg Kern

Culinary Vacations in Italy: The Foods of Norcia

Filed Under  Destination Feature

What's the best place for a culinary vacation in Italy? Nestled in the hills of central Umbria is one of the world's best foodie destinations, a small medieval town called Norcia. Although not large in size, it is large on the culinary scene for being home to some of Italy's most distinctive products. It is also known as the birthplace of Saint Benedict and his sister, Saint Scholastica. Lenticchie di… Read
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August 20, 2018

By Peg Kern

Special Offer on Food & Opera Week in Italy!

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK

Spoleto is one of my favorite towns in Italy, and we're offering both our best price of the season AND a special food & opera week for September! This special week will combine our exceptional 6-night cooking vacation in Umbria with an added incentive: box seats for a performance of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale! The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale has been helping young singers make their debuts for over 70 years.… Read
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January 13, 2017

By Peg Kern

New in 2017: Spoleto!

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

Something else is new in 2017 at The International Kitchen: we've just launched some new cooking vacations and culinary tours in Italy, including in one of our favorite towns, Spoleto! The region of Umbria is always one of our favorite destinations for our culinary tours, as it has a ton of amazing and unique local food products (from wild grains and herbs, to legumes and cured meats). And Spoleto is… Read
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November 30, 2016

By Peg Kern

An Ode to Norcia

Filed Under  Destination Feature

Many of our clients have written asking about one of our favorite Italian towns, Norcia, home to one of our best-selling culinary vacations in Umbria, and about our partners at the beautiful Palazzo Seneca, with whom we have worked closely for many years. Most of you will have heard about the earthquakes that have plagued central Italy this year, starting with the devastating losses in the hilltowns of Amatrice, Accumoli,… Read
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March 2, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

The History of Norcineria (and a Peek Inside our Umbria Cooking Vacation)

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Food History

Norcineria is quite particular to the medieval town of Norcia, one of our best Umbria cooking vacation destinations. It's the term used to describe delicacies made from pigs, and the practice of salting and curing of meats. It's clearly not the only place in Italy that partakes in this practice, but it has quite the history in the area surrounding this charming small town. The practice of preserving pork in… Read
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