Country: France

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May 6, 2021

By Peg Kern

Traveling to France on Our French Culinary Vacations: Status Update

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

Updated August 3, 2021. French President Emmanuel Macron announced in May the reopening plans for France, and June 9th was pinpointed as the date international travel to France would officially resume. We are happy to say that the plan held, and France is officially open again to U.S. travelers! What does this mean for travelers who have been asking, "When can I travel to France?"  It means that now is… Read
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April 23, 2021

By Peg Kern

Discover Normandy on a Culinary Vacation in France

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos, France

Its coastline is famous, with thousands of years of history. Its white, chalky cliffs, turbulent seas, and sandy beaches have been the site of battles and voyages. And its food is some of the most quintessentially "French." Normandy is one of the most recognizable names of French regions. It is also one of the most popular destinations for our cooking vacations and cultural tours in France. But many do not… 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 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 17, 2020

By Peg Kern

All About Butter & How to Make Hollandaise Sauce

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, France, India, United Kingdom, USA

Butter. Yes, butter. Today we're all about butter, and it's not because it's national butter day (evidently that is October 25th–who knew?), nor because we've accidentally over-whipped the cream and ended up with it by accident (yes, that has happened). So why butter? Butter is one of the most versatile of ingredients. It is part of the magic that goes into such dissimilar things as flaky puff pastry and creamy… Read
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December 4, 2020

By Peg Kern

Béchamel, The Mother Sauce

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, France, Greece, Italy

I first encountered béchamel sauce, or besciamella in Italian, when I lived in Italy during my university days and was taught by my Italian boyfriend's mother to make lasagna, or "pasta al forno" as it is called there. Yes, lasagna! In Italy lasagna (or lasagne, adopting the plural form), is not piled with ricotta and mozzarella, it is, rather, a delightful concoction of thinly rolled, flat egg noodles sandwiched between… Read
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