Earlier this week we talked about some of our fabulous food and wine tours in Italy and Portugal. From the northern regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, and the Veneto, to the southern Puglia, Sicily, and Campania, Italy is a great food and wine tour destination. But France of course offers a plethora of other options for […]Read
Good food and good wine are the hallmarks of any great trip if you ask anyone at TIK! Whether you are traveling in the rolling hills of Tuscany, or the volcanic shadow of Mt. Etna or Mt. Vesuvius, whether in the esteemed vineyards of Bordeaux to the high-altitude region of Mendoza, Argentina, great food and […]Read
You can drink plenty of limoncello on any of our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations, and for April you can currently take advantage of a 30% off promotion at our best-selling Mediterranean Cooking Experience! Contact us for details.
Learn how to make this famous Amalfi Coast liqueur at home, and read about the time Peg (successfully!) brought home a jar of limoncello on a flight here – needless to say, it was an adventure!Read
Brandy is a subject that comes up frequently in our blogs, and in our office conversations. There are so many types of brandies in France alone that it’s no wonder we return time and again to this wonderful spirit. If you thought brandy was just, well, brandy think again! It is at heart a spirit distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice, but the results…Read
We can’t talk about hearty fall dishes without also talking about which wines we think should accompany them! We do tend to pair like with like – so we like a good Italian wine with a dish of pasta, but a Spanish wine with a plate of jamon. But what specific …Read
The flavor you taste when snacking on grapes is quite different than the flavor of wine those grapes can turn into. But those flavors are dependent on a whole lot more than just blending different grapes (although it’s part of that too). While every wine estate and winery does things a little bit different, some more modern than others, this…Read
While the precise origins of the pisco sour remain disputed, one thing is for certain: it’s a must-try when you visit Peru. It’s easily the most popular cocktail in Peru, in part because pisco is one of their most popular high-proofed alcohols. With its continuing rise in popularity, the brandy is also becoming easier to get in the States. So if you’re looking for a sweet and delicious cocktail to try this Summer, try this recipe!
This particular pisco sour recipe comes from our newest Peru cooking vacation, Culinary Journey into the Amazon. In addition to a variety of cooking classes, the 6-night journey into the San Martin and Amazonas region, features a cocktail demonstration.
Learn more about the specialties of Peru with a cooking vacation to South America.Read