Country: Greece

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September 8, 2020

By Peg Kern

A Middle Eastern Dinner: Culinary Travels with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Greece, Israel, Turkey

I found myself craving Middle-Eastern food over the weekend, so I did what I usually do: I decided to make a Middle Eastern dinner! But when my kids asked me what that meant, I found I had trouble answering. "Can it be Middle Eastern food if there is no falafel?" was one question. "I thought that was Greek!" was another comment. So what exactly is "Middle Eastern food"? If the… Read
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July 15, 2020

By Peg Kern

Spanakopita from a Greek Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes, Greece

As one of the iconic dishes of Greek cuisine, most people have seen, and even tried, spanakopita at some point in their lives. This tasty savory pie is served at weddings, parties, and banquets throughout the world, and it's easy to see why: they are delicious, easy to prepare as a hand-hand pie, and able to prepared ahead of time, as they tasty eaten either hot or at room temperature.… Read
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March 3, 2020

By Peg Kern

3 Reasons to Try our New Farm-to-Beach Gourmet Getaway in Greece: Plus a Recipe

Filed Under  Destination Features, Recipes, Travel Videos, Greece

One of our favorite Greek cooking vacations is our Greek Cooking Odyssey, and as part of that trip our culinary travelers head to the nearby farm of Chef Katerina, your hostess. It is a wonderful chance to experience real farm-to-table Greek cuisine including the olives and olives oil they make there. See our classic Greek Cooking Odyssey culinary vacation. Now you have the chance to spend a week at the… Read
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June 25, 2019

By Peg Kern

It's Not Too Late for Summer Travel with TIK!

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK, Greece, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom

If you're a procrastinator you might have found that summer crept up on you and you have no summer travel plans! But we still have spots left at some of our favorite culinary vacations and food and wine tours. Mediterranean Cooking Experience Travel to the Amalfi Coast and stay in a boutique 5* hotel while participating in one of our favorite and longest-running Italy food tours. Cook in the amazing… Read
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February 19, 2019

By Peg Kern

Easter Vacation Packages to Italy and Greece

Filed Under  Destination Features, Special Occasions, Greece, Italy

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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October 8, 2018

By Peg Kern

What is Baklava?

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes, Greece, Turkey

What is Baklava? Baklava is a traditional dessert from the eastern Mediterranean basin, and is especially prevalent in Greece and Turkey, but also the Caucuses and the Middle East. There is no consensus about where or when it originated, but some date it back almost 3000 years! The ingredients can change slightly, but they always include phyllo (or filo) sheets, chopped nuts, some type of sweet syrup, and some type… Read
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