Country: USA

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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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November 23, 2020

By Peg Kern

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Three Sisters...Even If Your Family Is Far Away

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Special Occasions, USA

This Thanksgiving is likely to be one of the least traditional for many U.S. families. Instead of gathering in large groups for a traditional turkey dinner, most of us will be celebrating in small family units. Many people will be missing from our family table this year, but there are still three sisters I can celebrate with! And their names are.... corn, beans, and squash? Our family, like many others,… Read
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November 19, 2020

By Peg Kern

Decadent Brownie Sundaes with Hot Fudge Sauce

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, USA

A good brownie sundae has been one of my favorite desserts since childhood. I remember going to Friendly's with my father and ordering it every time. This version uses homemade ice cream, but you could use store bought as well. That being said, it's perhaps the simplest ice cream you can imagine – it doesn't even require any cooking! The fudge sauce recipe makes 3 cups. I usually divide it… Read
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November 3, 2020

By Peg Kern

A History of Sandwiches and a Sandwich Recipe

Filed Under  Cooking Videos, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy, USA

It's national sandwich day, and we're asking ourselves: do sandwiches exist in the cuisine of every country in the world? What defines a sandwich? Does a wrap count? What about a sandwich in pita? A burrito? A spring roll? A crepe? Let's make things easier and say that to be a sandwich, it has to have something 'sandwiched' between two pieces of bread. One piece of bread folded over doesn't… Read
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October 20, 2020

By Peg Kern

Changing the Lives of Women One Box of Aprons at a Time

Filed Under  Interviews, What's Up at TIK, India, USA

Today we're featuring an interview not with one of our fabulous chefs or tour guides, but with Theresa VanderMeer, the founder of the company that makes our aprons, totes, and document holders. If you've traveled with us on one of our multi-day cooking vacations, you've received one of these textile goods with your documents package, and we hope you noticed the tag on it that explains that your item was… Read
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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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