Category: Special Occasions

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November 29, 2019

By Peg Kern

Gobble Gobble: 6 Ways to Use up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Special Occasions

Chances are, the day after Thanksgiving the last thing you want to think about is more food. But you also probably have plenty of leftovers to last you some time. According to statista.com, 81% of Americans include turkey on their Thanksgiving menu. And I guarantee you they aren't eating the whole bird in one day! Growing up, leftover turkey meant slapping together a turkey sandwich (you could try changing this… Read
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November 1, 2019

By The International Kitchen

The Culinary Traditions and Altars of Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico

Filed Under  Special Occasions

What is the Day of the Dead? It is a popular and long-standing Mexican celebration of the deceased that occurs over Halloween (All Hallow's Eve), All Saint's Day (November 1), and All Soul's Day (November 2). This is the period when the threshold between the living and the dead is seen as at its "thinnest" and most permeable. The holiday is celebrated throughout Mexico and in communities of Mexican heritage… Read
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February 19, 2019

By Peg Kern

Easter Vacation Packages to Italy and Greece

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Why celebrate Easter with an Easter vacation package to Europe? You can explore fabulous cultural traditions as well as special culinary traditions on an Easter vacation, and we're highlighting two of our favorites, one a special Easter vacation package on Italy's Amalfi Coast, the other a Greek Orthodox Easter vacation on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Easter Week Vacation Package on the Amalfi Coast Pasqua, the Italian name for Easter,… Read
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December 13, 2018

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Santa Lucia Buns

Filed Under  Recipe, Special Occasions

Santa Lucia Day is celebrated December 13. Her legend says that she carried food to persecuted Christians hiding in the catacombs, and that she was guided by a candle-lit-wreath she wore on her head. For this reason Saint Lucy Day celebrations frequently feature a child sporting such a wreath and walking through the dark winter - a wonderful sign of December in many parts of the world, but particularly in… Read
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August 20, 2018

By Peg Kern

Special Offer on Food & Opera Week in Italy!

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK

Spoleto is one of my favorite towns in Italy, and we're offering both our best price of the season AND a special food & opera week for September! This special week will combine our exceptional 6-night cooking vacation in Umbria with an added incentive: box seats for a performance of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale! The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale has been helping young singers make their debuts for over 70 years.… Read
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February 13, 2018

By The International Kitchen

Mardi Gras Treats

Filed Under  Special Occasions

It's Mardi Gras, the last day of Carnival in European countries, the day before heading into the austere Lenten season. This generally means indulging one last time before swearing off the good stuff like sweets, alcohol, and meat. There are tons of fabulous Mardi Gras treats - many of them liquid - to be found around the world. We're feature a few of our favorite Mardi Gras pastries. Celebrate Carnevale… Read
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