Category: Special Occasions

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April 14, 2021

By Peg Kern

An Iftar Recipe for Ramadan: Lamb Kebabi with Watermelon, Cucumber, and Herb Salad

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Special Occasions, Travel Tips, Turkey

Ramadan is the holy month for Muslims around the world, a time of fasting, prayer, and charity. The dates of Ramadan change each year (moving forward by 15 days), because it follows a nine-month, lunar calendar, but the month-long rituals remain the same and are meant to commemorate the month in which the Quran was revealed to Muhammad. Each year you can find the approximate dates of Ramadan, but its… Read
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December 30, 2020

By Peg Kern

Things We Learned in 2020

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK

Well, we are almost there. If you had told us 10 months ago, when the Coronavirus first hit Italy and the rumblings of trouble sounded as shrilly as our phone lines ringing with calls from worried clients, that we would still be working from home, that restaurants would only be open for take-out, that the borders of almost every country would be closed to US travelers... we'd have thought you… Read
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December 23, 2020

By Peg Kern

10 Holiday Recipes You'll Love

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK, France, Italy

We just finished our 10 Days of Holiday Recipes on social media and thought we'd recap them here for easy reference! It is our hope that they can help make your holidays brighter, or at least more delicious. Here at The International Kitchen we also hope you caught our special holiday thank you to all our travelers: Whether you're looking for something savory or sweet, we've complied some of our… Read
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December 10, 2020

By Peg Kern

Holiday Appetizers: Antipasti, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres, Plus a Recipe

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes, Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK

As we approach the holidays, one thing everyone seems to be looking for are appetizer recipes. Whether for a sit-down meal or as a spread of munchies to sustain you through the day, there is no doubt that appetizers are a big part of holiday meal planning. And certainly at The International Kitchen when we get together for holiday parties, potlucks, or birthday celebrations, appetizers are always a key part… Read
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November 23, 2020

By Peg Kern

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Three Sisters...Even If Your Family Is Far Away

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Special Occasions, USA

This Thanksgiving is likely to be one of the least traditional for many U.S. families. Instead of gathering in large groups for a traditional turkey dinner, most of us will be celebrating in small family units. Many people will be missing from our family table this year, but there are still three sisters I can celebrate with! And their names are.... corn, beans, and squash? Our family, like many others,… Read
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October 14, 2020

By Peg Kern

Delicious Berry Clafoutis for National Dessert Day

Filed Under  Recipes, Special Occasions, France

Today is evidently National Dessert Day, and we'll take any excuse to do a little baking! We have featured tons of desserts in our blog in many different categories, from tarts to cookies, from cakes to custards, from doughnuts to ice cream. But one dessert we have not yet featured is the classic French clafoutis! You sometimes hear it pronounced cla-FOO-dee, but the accent should be (as always in French!)… Read
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