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A few of the Roman skyline on a culinary tour of Italy.
Mar 10, 2020

Italy and the Coronavirus

As news arrived that all of Italy is now under lockdown we wanted to provide an additional update to our previous post (What to Do if You Are Worried about Travel and the Coronavirus). What we know: the lockdown that was in place in northern Italy has been extended to all of Italy until April […]

Arriving in Europe on our culinary tours with TIK.
Mar 06, 2020

What to Do If You Are Worried about Travel and the Coronavirus

Please note: these reflections are as of March 5, 2020, and based on available information at the time. Over 16 million Americans traveled to Europe in 2019, and over 5 million traveled to Asia. (1) It is clear that Americans love to travel, and we love to travel internationally. And yet right now, we are […]

Jul 08, 2016

Ballotine de Poulet Recipe from our Gascony Cooking Vacation

The southern region of Gascony in France is known for its culinary prestige and traditions, in no small part due to the abundance of duck foie gras as well as roquefort cheese (“the king of cheeses”). But duck isn’t the only game on the menu. Chicken is also a part of their diet, and during our Cooking in Gascony culinary vacation…

May 02, 2016

Mexican Barbacoa Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

You may or may not be aware of the fact that May 5th—Cinco de Mayo—is not Mexican independence day, it actually celebrates the Mexican victory in the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. Although it is widely celebrated…

Mar 16, 2016

Blanquette de Veau Recipe from our New Languedoc Cooking Vacation

To the west of Provence is a destination not as well known, but no less beautiful. The Languedoc is a more rural part of France, and offers stunning vistas and charming villages, as well as plenty of fresh air. As for the food, it is, simply put, wonderful, and rich in tradition…

Jan 20, 2016

Vegan Lentil Burger from Our Tuscany Cooking Vacation

While traveling is often seen as an excuse to indulge, it doesn’t have to be if you don’t want it too! In fact, our What Women Want trip (with our Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun cooking vacation partners) actually offers a healthier than usual spin, both in regards to the food…

Dec 21, 2015

Chestnuts and Mushroom Cream recipe from Spain

Chestnuts abound during the holiday season. In fact, tour the Christmas markets — particularly around the Mediterranean — and chances are you’ll see more than one vendor roasting chestnuts and doling them out. These nuts are high in nutrients, including loads of fiber, but they also are a bit sweet after they’ve been roasted…