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May 22, 2018

By Adrian Hall

A Gastro Windmill in Spain

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Food History

"What giants?" said Sancho Panza. "Those thou seest there," answered his master, "with the long arms, and some have them nearly two leagues long." "Look, your worship," said Sancho; "what we see there are not giants but windmills, and what seem to be their arms are the sails that turned by the wind make the millstone go." "It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that thou art not used… Read
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November 6, 2015

By Adrian Hall

My Culinary Adventure in Puglia

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

A definite highlight of my recent week in Puglia was visiting Masseria Salamina, home to our Culinary Adventure in Puglia. Seeing it firsthand made me really appreciate how special Puglia's masserie are. For the unfamiliar, masserie were historically working farms centered around a large manor house, a sort agricultural estate. The same is true today, only many of Puglia's masserie now also function as elegant agriturismos. Our guests at Masseria… Read
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November 2, 2015

By Adrian Hall

Why I Hear Wedding Bells in Puglia

Filed Under  Destination Feature

I recently returned from attending the 2015 edition of Buy Puglia where I had the pleasure of revisiting its beautiful capital city, Bari, as well as exploring totally new parts of this southwestern Italian region. Puglia holds a special place in my heart because, as it happens, my first ever trip to Italy several years ago was to Bari, so I’m a little biased! I’ve since seen much more of… Read
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July 22, 2015

By Adrian Hall

4 Steps to Get Started With Juicing

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

Just like our clients, our staff here at The International Kitchen are keen home cooks who are always up for learning something new in the kitchen, whether it be through a cooking class or a YouTube tutorial. Lately I have been geeking out on juicing which, I'm told, is all the rage these days. Like all food fads I'm sure that juicing's health benefits are to some degree over-hyped. Nonetheless,… Read
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July 25, 2014

By Adrian Hall

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Argentina for a Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

Argentina is a country of striking beauty and incredible geographical diversity. Its capital city, Buenos Aires, is a vast cosmopolitan metropolis that will charm any visitor. Mendoza, the country’s wine capital in the foothills of the Andes to the west, is a must-see for wine lovers and foodies alike. Here’s our list of why you should visit Argentina on one of our fabulous Culinary Vacations in South America. 1) Asado… Read
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June 23, 2014

By Adrian Hall

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Bologna for a Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Travel Tips

Certain Italian cities are famous for producing some of history’s most notable figures. The intrepid explorer Marco Polo hailed from Venice; Florence lays claim to Michelangelo and many of his iconic works of Renaissance art; Christopher Columbus was a native of Genoa before he accidentally discovered the Americas. And the ancient city of Bologna’s claim to fame? A sausage. Now that’s our kind of city! In honor of what many… Read
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