Category: What's Up at TIK

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February 16, 2021

By Peg Kern

What Is the "Riviera of Flowers" and Why You Should Go There

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, Italy

The northwestern coast of Italy is shaped a bit like a gently curving upside-down "U," with the western-most part slanting southward toward France and Monaco. It is here that you stay during our amazing Sojourn in Sanremo culinary vacation in Italy. This western part of the Liguria region is known more specifically as the "Riviera di Ponente" (Western Riviera or Riviera of the Setting Sun), and the western-most part of… Read
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February 4, 2021

By Peg Kern

What is the Italian Riviera?

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos, What's Up at TIK, Italy

What is the Italian Riviera? Is Genoa worth visiting? Where is Portofino, and why is it famous? The Italian Riviera is the thin, north-western strip of Italian coastline that borders France (and the French Riviera). This strip of land is also known as the Ligurian Riviera, since it lies in the beautiful Italian region of Liguria. Liguria is an interesting region. It "robs" its neighboring regions of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna… Read
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January 27, 2021

By Peg Kern

20 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire and Uplift

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

Here at The International Kitchen, we love travel, and we love travel quotes. We believe that travel is not only fun, but that it is actually good for you (more on that here)! And nothing explains that as succinctly as a well-turned inspirational travel quote. There are hundreds and hundreds of enticing travel quotes out there - just do a quick search and you'll see what I mean, but be… Read
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January 22, 2021

By Peg Kern

How to Make Gougères, or Savory Choux Pastry

Filed Under  Cooking Videos, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, What's Up at TIK, France

Anyone who bakes has probably at least heard of pâte à choux, or choux pastry, that airy, delicious pastry that is the base for such French treats as eclairs and cream puffs. But you might not have heard of gougères, which is a savory, cheese-infused version of the same type of dough. Learn to make choux pastry on a cooking vacation in France. Choux pastry is one of those baking… 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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