Country: United Kingdom

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May 8, 2020

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Rice Pudding

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes, United Kingdom, USA

Rice pudding is at heart a type of porridge like any other. It incorporates a grain (rice), a liquid (usually milk or milk and water), a sweetener (sugar, honey), and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, ginger). It can include fresh fruit, fruit zest, dried fruit, nuts, and egg (which gives it a custard-y texture). I've read it hearkens back to Tudor times in Great Britain, but it is popular where… Read
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March 31, 2020

By Peg Kern

Simple White Cake with Pastry Cream Filling

Filed Under  Recipes, What's Up at TIK, United Kingdom, USA

This simple white cake recipe, taken straight from the legendary Mary Berry, is super versatile and can be adapted to a number of fillings and frostings. It's so simple it literally has 3 ingredients! It has become one of our go-to recipes at home, to the point that my kids can whip it up on their own. One of our favorite ways to prepare it is with a simple pastry… Read
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December 10, 2019

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Lemon Posset

Filed Under  Cooking Videos, Food History, Recipes, United Kingdom

We have a new obsession in our house, and it's lemon posset (pronounced "paw-set"). Fabulously simple (it has only 3 ingredients), stunningly luscious, it is our new favorite dessert. What is a posset? We know it as a creamy, lemony dessert from Britain that a bit like a pudding. Browse more of our recipes.  An online search reveals that it was originally made with milk curdled with spiced wine or… Read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 4, 2019

By Peg Kern

Recipe for English Crumpets

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, United Kingdom

In honor of our new cooking vacation in the United Kingdom, Quintessential Cotswolds Culinary tour in England, we're sharing a favorite recipe for crumpets, that delicious English pastry that is something of a cross between an English muffin and a pancake. Crumpets are made with a yeast dough and made on a hot griddle, much like what we refer to as English muffins in the US, but the dough is… Read
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January 31, 2019

By Peg Kern

Exploring the Cotswolds on a Luxury Culinary Tour

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK, United Kingdom

The Cotswolds are a rural area in the south of England known for its rolling green hills, thatched medieval villages, quaint churches, and limestone manors. Its distinctive aesthetic has made it a top destination for international travelers, as well as a popular site for filming movies and TV shows. The unusual "Cotswold stone" (yellow limestone) and historic towns make it one of our favorite parts of the United Kingdom, and… Read
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