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May 9, 2018

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Tours with TIK

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

Good food and good wine are the hallmarks of any great trip if you ask anyone at TIK! Whether you are traveling in the rolling hills of Tuscany, or the volcanic shadow of Mt. Etna or Mt. Vesuvius, whether in the esteemed vineyards of Bordeaux to the high-altitude region of Mendoza, Argentina, great food and wine tour destinations make great cooking vacation destinations. It's almost impossible to recap our favorite… Read
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July 17, 2017

By Peg Kern

Three Reasons to Try Our New Five-Star Retreat in the Veneto

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

We love the Veneto region and are always surprised that it's not more known among our clients. We understand that Venice is the main attraction. It's Venice! But there are a lot of beautiful and interesting towns in the Veneto (Verona! Treviso! Borghetto!), not to mention the gorgeous countryside from the Adriatic Sea up to the Dolomite Mountains. The cuisine is of course influence by this landscape and varies as… Read
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July 10, 2017

By Darlene Pereda

Venice: Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

Exit Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, and, wow! A feeling you will never forget. I’m finally here and it’s magical. Everything from that first moment at the train station to the very last look as you depart for your next destination will stay with you forever. Venice is beautiful in pictures but in person it’s beyond words. Whether you’re there for a quick stop or a long stay, your travels… Read
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November 23, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

Pane Rustico (or Rustic Bread) Recipe from Italy

Filed Under  Recipe

While the Thanksgiving table is often packed full of a variety of dishes, don't forget about the bread, whether it's roll or a loaf (or even cornbread)! One of the reasons we love bread on the table with a meal, whether it's Thanksgiving or not, is to clean our plates of gravy and sauces with the bread. Plus the bread is good to have on hand for after Thanksgiving when… Read
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November 11, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

Risotto with Parmesan Cheese Recipe from the Veneto

Filed Under  Recipe

A drive through the lovely countryside of the Veneto on a culinary tour in Italy with TIK will often mean passing rice mills as well as rice fields. So it should come as no surprise that rice dishes play an important part of the gastronomy of the region. Risotto is one of those dishes -- or should we say many? After all, risotto is a versatile dish; not only can… Read
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January 31, 2014

By Peg Kern

Italian Recipe: Sarde in Saor

Filed Under  Recipe

Forget wings and beer, why not go for an Italian-themed Superbowl? Serve this characteristic fish appetizer with a glass of chilled Pinot Grigio, Tocai, or Prosecco, and give your guests something to really talk about. Venetian in origin, sarde in soar are popular throughout Italy, including this version which hails from Umbria. If you are lucky enough to be preparing this dish in Umbria, use the small fish from Trasimeno… Read
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