Category: Interviews

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October 20, 2020

By Peg Kern

Changing the Lives of Women One Box of Aprons at a Time

Filed Under  Interviews, What's Up at TIK

Today we're featuring an interview not with one of our fabulous chefs or tour guides, but with Theresa VanderMeer, the founder of the company that makes our aprons, totes, and document holders. If you've traveled with us on one of our multi-day cooking vacations, you've received one of these textile goods with your documents package, and we hope you noticed the tag on it that explains that your item was… Read
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February 11, 2020

By Peg Kern

Spectacular Spoleto with Richard di San Marzano

Filed Under  Destination Features, Interviews

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 tours based in Spoleto in the mid 90’s, much inspired by my childhood travels with… Read
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March 11, 2019

By Peg Kern

Jewels of Andalusia Foodie Vacation Package in Spain: Meet Your Escort

Filed Under  Destination Features, Interviews

At The International Kitchen we know that our vacation packages are only as good as the people in charge of them: the chefs, guides, and drivers who make sure your culinary trip is what you've been dreaming of. For one of our favorite foodie vacation packages in Spain, your guide and escort Rosa Lara will lead you from Granada to Cordoba, then to Sevilla, and finally to Malaga. See our… Read
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October 30, 2017

By Peg Kern

Tuscany Culinary Trips: Interview with Chianti Host Chef Andrea

Filed Under  Destination Features, Interviews

In our continuing series of chefs' interviews we're talking today with one of The International Kitchen's newest chefs, the wonderful Andrea from Chianti, your guide on one of our best Tuscany culinary trips. Andrea considers himself a Chianti culinary "host" - he wants to introduce everyone to the wonders of the Chianti countryside, from its amazing and authentic, age-old recipes, to its delicious wines and gorgeous scenery. If you'd like… Read
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August 14, 2017

By Peg Kern

Mexico Cooking Vacations: Interview with Chef Alejandra on the Riviera Maya

Filed Under  Destination Features, Interviews

Many of our travelers are starting to plan their winter trips - and no destination is as enticing in winter as Mexico! Whether you are heading to the coast or the interior, you'll find gorgeous natural beauty and amazing food. And what better way to kick off our Mexico week than with an interview with the wonderful Chef Ale of our cooking vacation on the Riviera Maya! Cook with Ale… Read
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June 13, 2017

By Peg Kern

Tuscany Culinary Trip: Chef Interview with Marco Ortolani

Filed Under  Destination Features, Interviews

For a short luxury stay in Tuscany, nothing beats the wonders of our Luxury and Gastronomy at L'Andana cooking vacation. The accommodations are a beautiful manor hotel on a large estate, and the classes are at the Michelin-star restaurant La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini with Chef Marco Ortolani, whose passion is to make gourmet Tuscan cuisine approachable and fun. The restaurant's philosophy, following that of master chef Bartolini, is "contemporary classic"—or… Read
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