Category: Destination Feature

A view of the Roman forum during a culinary vacation in Rome with The International Kitchen.
Jul 07, 2020

Travel Inspirations: Visiting Rome on a Cooking Vacation with TIK

We are often asked what our favorite destinations for the best cooking vacations are, and as I explained in our recent video (see below!), that is a hard question to answer. But in an effort to inspire you, we are going to feature some of our personal favorites. For me, there is only one place […]

Relaxing at the beach during your Greek cooking vacation.
Mar 03, 2020

3 Reasons to Try our New Farm-to-Beach Gourmet Getaway in Greece: Plus a Recipe

One of our favorite Greek cooking vacations is our Greek Cooking Odyssey, and as part of that trip our culinary travelers head to the nearby farm of Chef Katerina, your hostess. It is a wonderful chance to experience real farm-to-table Greek cuisine including the olives and olives oil they make there. See our classic Greek […]

Skyline of the Old City in Jerusalem on a culinary tour of Israel with The International Kitchen.
Feb 19, 2020

Introducing Our New Israel Culinary Tour

We are thrilled to announce our new culinary tour of Israel! What is Israeli cuisine? Why travel to Israel on a culinary tour? What can you expect on our Israel culinary tours? We’ll answer these questions and more! See our Cuisine and Culture of Israel 6-night tour. What is Israeli cuisine? Israeli cuisine is based […]

Making tortellini pasta during cooking classes in Italy
Feb 13, 2020

The History of Tortellini: Emilia Romagna Cooking Vacations

Pastas abound in Italy, but none quite have the legend that tortellini does. The navel-shaped pasta has a story all its own, and while tellings of the legend vary, the basics remain the same: when an innkeeper saw the naked navel of Venus, the goddess of love, he created a tribute to…

A view of Spoleto in the hills of Umbria, Italy.
Feb 11, 2020

Spectacular Spoleto with Richard di San Marzano

Today we’re thrilled to offer a guest blog by our long time collaborator, artist and curator Richard di San Marzano of Spoleto. He leads and perfectly organizes every aspect of our Secrets of Spoleto culinary tour in Italy, in one of our very favorite towns. I started conducting unique and authentic culinary, art, and history […]

The Chateau of Chambord on our Loire Valley wine tours.
Feb 04, 2020

Loire Valley Wine Tours with The International Kitchen

What is there to see in the Loire Valley? Some of the world’s most stunning chateaux, Renaissance art, verdant fields, and rolling vineyards. What is there to experience in the Loire Valley? Amazing wines and first class gastronomy! In fact, the Loire is known for having some of the best wines of France, even though […]

Making stock during cooking classes on the Amalfi Coast.
Nov 26, 2019

A Culinary Tour at Don Alfonso, Part 3: The Cooking Classes

Today we finish our series of guest blogs by Chicago Tribune freelance writer David Sharos. David contacted us wanting a cooking vacation in Italy that was above and beyond his previous experiences, and we think his trip to Don Alfonso 1890 fit the bill perfectly! Read on to learn more about the food he made, […]

The charming teaching kitchen at Don Alfonso 1890.
Nov 18, 2019

A Culinary Tour at Don Alfonso: Part 2, Cooking with Chef Nicola

In last week’s blog we wrote about one of our favorite Amalfi Coast cooking vacations, Don Alfonso, and enjoyed a guest blog by Chicago Tribune freelance writer David Sharos. Today we continue David’s recounting of his wonderful stay, including his first cooking class at the marvelous teaching kitchen at Don Alfonso 1890. The biggest compliment […]

Pasta made during an Amalfi Coast cooking vacation at Don Alfonso 1890.
Nov 08, 2019

A Culinary Tour at Don Alfonso: Part 1, Beginnings

When journalist David Sharos contacted us wanting a cooking vacation in Italy that was above and beyond anything he had experienced before, we knew just where to send him: Don Alfonso 1890. The history of Don Alfonso 1890 goes back – not surprisingly! – to 1890, when Alfonso Costanzo Iaccarino founded the restaurant. Decades later […]

A plate of traditional carbonara on a Rome food tour.
Aug 13, 2019

What to Eat in Rome

If you’re exploring Italy on a Rome food tour, chances are you love Italian food. Traditional Roman cuisine has some of the most quintessential of Italian dishes, and they are there to enjoy on our best food tours in Rome or during our hands-on cooking classes in Rome. After decades of traveling to Rome (not […]