Category: Recipes

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January 21, 2023

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Picarones from Peru

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Recipes, Peru

To whet your appetite for our newest tour, Exploring Andean Cuisine in Peru & Bolivia, we are featuring a classic Peruvian dessert: picarones. These fried treats may look like a donut (or an onion ring!) but they have a unique flavor this is all their own due to the inclusion of pumpkin, squash, or sweet potato (or all three). Picarones have an obvious relationship with the classic Spanish buñuelos, but… Read
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November 11, 2022

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Chocolate Soufflé from our French Foodie Getaway in Tours

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, France

Our French Foodie Getaway culinary vacation in Tours, France, is fast becoming a favorite. This short stay in one of Europe's most charming and picturesque cities includes a market visit with cooking class, a guided wine and cheese tasting, a walking tour of the city center, and an optional day touring the famous Loire Valley chateaux. Our culinary travelers who recently returned from their stay in Tours raved about the… Read
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October 21, 2022

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Creamy Curried Carrot Soup

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What to do when you find yourself with several pounds of carrots? One great thing about getting a CSA (community supported agriculture) box of produce every week is the element of surprise. it's fun to be forced to try new things, and a CSA box can mean a new array of vegetables and therefore a new mix of recipes. But sometimes, it just means so much of one good thing.… Read
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September 30, 2022

By Peg Kern

Greek Recipe for Fried Feta in Filo

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Recipes, Greece

We have a ton of clients visiting Chefs Katerina and Dora during our Greek Cooking Odyssey this month. Poros Island is a beautiful destination, and home to our best-selling Greek cooking vacation. And of course, being in Greece it is also home to amazing Greek dishes! From the fresh fish to the savory stews, the plethora of fresh produce to the tangy cheeses and yogurts, Greek food is one of… Read
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September 7, 2022

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Sicilian Sardines "a Beccafico"

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy

Sicily is one of our most popular destinations, and it's no wonder when you consider the amazing and diverse gastronomy that you will find on the island. The coastal areas obviously will give you more fish and seafood dishes, including a lot of different preparations of one of the Mediterranean's prized fish: the sardine. In the US sardines are found in tins, and not exactly considered a gourmet food. But… Read
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July 21, 2022

By Peg Kern

Melanzane alla Parmigiana (Recipe for Eggplant Parmesan)

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy

What is "parimgiana?" You will see this word on recipes and menus in Italy, but what exactly is it? In a nutshell, it means it is a dish made with a tomato sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (or a similar substitute). When you see "alla" incuded in the name of an Italian dish, it generally means "in the style of." Some classic examples, besides melanzane alla parimgiana, are pasta alla norma,… Read
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