Category: Recipe

Homemade matzo ball soup made during a culinary vacation in Israel.
Apr 09, 2020

Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

If you’re scrambling to get the soup made for tonight’s Passover Seder, don’t worry! This Matzo Ball soup is quick and easy, but oh so tasty! We prefer to make it with our own homemade bone broth, but you can substitute store-bock chicken stock – or even vegetable stock if you’re cooking for vegetarians. See […]

Close up of a delicious white layer cake made during a cooking class with The International Kitchen.
Mar 31, 2020

Simple White Cake with Pastry Cream Filling

This simple white cake recipe, taken straight from the legendary Mary Berry, is super versatile and can be adapted to a number of fillings and frostings. It’s so simple it literally has 3 ingredients! One of our favorite ways to prepare it is with a simple pastry cream and preserves of your choice. Try it […]

Making lemon macarons during our Paris cooking classes.
Mar 13, 2020

Recipe for Lemon Macarons

Macarons are one of our favorite desserts. Light, airy, chewy, and delicious, they are naturally gluten free, and easy to make dairy free if you have a mind to the filling. My kids like to make them too, and they’ve gotten pretty good at it! Check out our one-day cooking classes in Paris. A couple […]

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 […]

A basket of croissants on a culinary vacation in France.
Jan 30, 2020

A History of Croissants – Plus a Recipe!

Happy National Croissant Day! We all know what a croissant is, right? It’s a flaky, butter, crescent-shaped pastry (“croissant” means crescent) from France. But a croissant is so much more. It is perhaps one of the most quintessentially recognizable French foods, a symbol of the nation itself as surely as is the baguette. Learn to […]

Enjoying an aperitif during your Lisbon cooking class.
Jan 17, 2020

New Lisbon Cooking Class and Recipe for Portuguese Custard (Leite Creme)

We sure are excited about our new Lisbon cooking class! We’ve been working with Chef Artur for our longer Portugal cooking vacations Flavors of Portugal and Lisbon Food Tour, but now we can offer his class as a one-day experience for our culinary travelers! What are “petiscos”? Your private hands-on cooking class will feature “petiscos,” […]

A delicious lemon posset with fresh berries.
Dec 10, 2019

Recipe for Lemon Posset

We have a new obsession in our house, and it’s lemon posset (pronounced “paw-set”). Fabulously simple (it has only 3 ingredients), stunningly luscious, it is our new favorite dessert. What is a posset? We know it as a creamy, lemony dessert from Britain that a bit like a pudding. Browse more of our recipes.  An […]

A delicious pear tart.
Nov 14, 2019

Easy Reduced-Carb Pear Tart

For world diabetes day we’re sharing a reduced-carb but still delicious pear tart. This tart is not NO-carb: it isn’t going to satisfy your Keto or Atkins diet, it was made to please a kid with type-1 diabetes: we’re not trying to eliminate carbs, we just have to watch the number. I’m also a big […]

Pumpkin soup made during a culinary vacation in Italy.
Oct 04, 2019

Italian-Style Pumpkin Soup

This tasty yet simple recipe is an old favorite, and a perfect option for the onset of fall. The preparation lets the flavor of the pumpkin really shine, and you can use basically and seasoning you prefer. If you don’t like sage, try using a bit of curry, coriander, nutmeg, ginger, or even five spice. […]

Soupe au pistou as made on a Provence food tour and Provence culinary vacation
Sep 10, 2019

Pistou or Pesto?

What is pistou, how is it made, and is it different than pesto? Pistou is derived from the more known Ligurian pesto, but it is made without nuts. A cold condiment made of crushed or chopped basil and garlic mixed with olive oil, often with a hard cheese such as parmesan, pistou is a popular […]