Country: Italy

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June 16, 2021

By Peg Kern

How to Make Homemade Ricotta & Making Cheese on a Cooking Vacation in Italy

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy

One of our culinary travelers' favorite activities when they participate in our Italy cooking vacations is making cheese. This is not part of every itinerary: it depends on the region and the specific cooking vacation. But many of our culinary tours in Italy include cheese making, or at least a visit to see how cheese is produced. But did you know you can easily replicate the thrill of cheesemaking in… Read
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April 29, 2021

By Peg Kern

Italy Culinary Vacations: When Can I Travel to Italy?

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

Updated June 10, 2021. When will you be able to travel to Italy? We hear this question frequently, and the answer is: now! Italy is once again open to U.S. tourists. What is the current status of travel to Italy? Read on for details. Status of Travel to Italy The status of travel to Italy was updated in May with a roadmap for reopening Italy to tourism. Travel to Italy… 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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March 19, 2021

By Peg Kern

What We Think about Stanley Tucci's "Searching for Italy"

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

The famous Italian-American actor has a new series on CNN in which he explores Italy's regions through their gastronomy. Find out what we think about his adventures so far! Not into video? Read on for a recap. There is a lot we like about Stanley Tucci's "Searching for Italy." First, it is a series dedicated to food and travel in Italy, which is what we have been dedicated to for… Read
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Posted

March 12, 2021

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Tagliata di Manzo "alla Roberto"

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy

Last week we featured our friend Richard di San Marzano's recounting of his past year during lockdown in the Umbrian countryside near Spoleto. As you might expect, it featured plenty of good food! We shared one of Richard's family recipes, for Five Leaf Pesto, earlier in the week. Now we're turning up the heat with a classic "tagliata di manzo," as made by Richard's friend Roberto. "Tagliata" means "cut," or… Read
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March 11, 2021

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Five Leaf Pesto from Our Cooking Vacation in Spoleto

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy

If you had to spend time in lockdown, then perhaps the Umbrian countryside was an ideal place to do it. Last week our friend and partner Richard di San Marzano described his family's experience during the past year in Italy (you can read it here). It included a lot of seasonal foraging and fabulous food, as. you might expect in Italy. Try one of Richard's recipes, fruit of his foraging… Read
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