Country: Greece

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May 3, 2021

By Peg Kern

Update on Travel to Greece on Our Greek Culinary Vacations

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

Updated June 10, 2021. Greece announced on April 19th that it would start allowing travelers from the US and a select few other countries into Greece for leisure travel effective immediately. This moved up the previously announced timeline of May 14 as the date when Greece would reopen. So what does this mean to US travelers? Is Greece open? Can you take a culinary vacation in Greece? What will it… Read
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April 1, 2021

By Peg Kern

"When Will I Be Able to Travel to Europe?" and Other Burning Travel Questions in the Age of COVID

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos, What's Up at TIK, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Spain, Turkey

Originally published April 1, 2021. Updated June 15, 2021. Our video blogs answer the burning questions surrounding travel in the age of COVID, including "When will I be able to travel to Europe again?" Scroll down for our April 1 blog, and see our May 12 update here. Read on for the most up-to-date news of Italy's reopening.  And read on for updated information.  When will I be able to… Read
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February 26, 2021

By Peg Kern

What Are the Saronic Islands?

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Greece

Greece is one of our most popular destinations for a cooking vacation, and with an amazing gastronomy and gorgeous places to visit, that should be no surprise! One of our most popular Greek cooking vacations is our Greek Cooking Odyssey, which takes place on the island of Poros, one of the Saronic islands. So what are the Saronic Islands and what makes them so popular? What Are the Saronic Islands?… Read
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February 9, 2021

By Peg Kern

5 Best Beach Vacations for Foodies with The International Kitchen

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain

You may think that, when organizing your next vacation, you have to choose between a culinary vacation and a beach vacation. But you would be wrong! We have plenty of fabulous foodie trips that combine both hands-on cooking classes and foodie tours with amazing time at the beach. And let's face it. We're all ready for some relaxation after a year of pandemic. So whether you're looking to travel this… 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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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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