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May 18, 2018

By Darlene Pereda

Spanish Souvenirs (Recuerdos de España): 4 Things to Bring Home from Spain

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

Who doesn’t love bringing back travel souvenirs? Do you often find yourself tossing away old “I Heart Italy” keychains or “Greetings from Mexico” T-shirts? Well, just say “no” to more cheap souvenirs. Here are a few mementos sure to spark conversation during your Spanish-themed dinner parties. Browse our culinary tours of Spain. 4 Things to Bring Home from Spain 1) Ceramicas de la Talavera Ceramicas de la Talavera are a… 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 Features, 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 Features

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 Features, 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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July 10, 2017

By Darlene Pereda

Venice: Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty

Filed Under  Destination Features, 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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