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September 19, 2018

By Peg Kern

Why Visit Cambodia?

Filed Under  Destination Feature

Some of our clients considering our fabulous Cooking and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia ask us: What is there to see in Cambodia? The answer is that there are many amazing sites to see in Cambodia. The vast majority of today's Cambodians are "Khmer," or part of the ethnic group that refers back to the historical Khmer Empire that saw its heyday between the 11th and 13th centuries. This Hindu-Buddhist… Read
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January 26, 2017

By Peg Kern

Favorite Winter Destinations

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Because it's the end of January and Chicago's mired in the cold gray days, we thought we'd feature a couple of our best winter culinary tours in today's blog. These are by no means the only great cooking vacations for winter, but they are where I wish I was going this week! The first destination might be obvious: Mexico! From the sunny landscapes to the colorful towns and blue waters,… 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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July 18, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

5 Places to Visit in the Winter

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

We may be in the midst of Summer -- and all the heat that comes with it -- but it's also the time of year to start thinking of your Winter travels, especially in November and December… and whether or not you want to escape the cold or embrace it. Here are five wonderful overseas destinations for cooking vacations in order of coldest to warmest. So either dust off your… Read
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June 15, 2016

By Peg Kern

The Always Versatile Eggplant

Filed Under  Food History

Whether you call it an eggplant or an aubergine, this member of the nightshade family is one of the most versatile vegetables and you're sure to experience it on our international foodie tours! You can find it in cuisines from Southeast Asia to Italy to Argentina, and its colorful skin can range from the darkest purple to pure white. Surprisingly (at least to me), there are decided "for" and "against"… Read
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June 8, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

4 Reasons to Visit Southeast Asia for Your Next Vacation

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Looking for a bit of adventure and a place rich in culinary traditions? Southeast Asia fits the bill on those counts and so much more. A journey to this part of the world is a feast for the senses, especially during a cooking vacation, and offers a unique experience you won't find anywhere else. Need more reason to start packing your bags for the likes of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand?… Read
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