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July 27, 2019

By Peg Kern

Visiting la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Filed Under  Destination Feature

Everyone should visit La Sagrada Familia on our Barcelona food tours and cooking vacations. We purposely leave free time in our Barcelona food tour packages so that clients can choose what they want to do in their free time, whether visit museums and monuments, shop, or experience the local nightlife. But one site we recommend everyone see is the famed Gaudí basilica. La Sagrada Familia has been under construction since… Read
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July 23, 2019

By Peg Kern

Five Things to Eat in Portugal

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Food History

Portugal is one of Europe's hottest destinations, growing in popularity each year at rapid rates. And it's no wonder! It is a wonderful, sunny country full of interesting things to see and amazing things to eat on a Portugal food tour. If that wan't enough reason to visit Portugal, you can also taste its amazing wines on our Portugal wine tours. Need more convincing? Here are 5 of our favorite… Read
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July 18, 2019

By Peg Kern

The History of Prosciutto

Filed Under  Food History

Where ever you go on an Italy food tour, you are sure to encounter prosciutto, that lovely white-edged pink ham, thinly sliced, so tender and so full of earthy, salty-sweet flavors. You will find a version of it in every region. It is served by itself, with melon, on sandwiches or crostini, stuffed in pastas, and more. But what is prosciutto? Is there a single way to define it or… Read
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July 10, 2019

By Peg Kern

The Benefits of Travel

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

Are there health benefits to traveling? If so, what are they? Studies show that travel - especially overseas travel - has many benefits to one's physical and mental health, including: Lowering stress and boosting happiness. Keeping you fit. Increasing brain activity and creativity. Increasing immunity through exposure to new environments. Lowering risk of heart disease and increasing life expectancy. Catching up on sleep and time for you. Lowering stress and… Read
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July 5, 2019

By Peg Kern

Family Vacations with TIK

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

Think you can't take a culinary tour with your kids? Think again! Foodie trips and culinary tours with The International Kitchen make great family vacations for several reasons: Food brings families together. Family mealtime is a staple in our house, and what is better than experiencing this together during an exploration of new cultures and cuisines? My kids, ages 10 and 8, are actually more adventurous eaters while we're on… Read
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June 28, 2019

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Tomato Herb Focaccia

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There is nothing so wonderful as fresh, homemade focaccia on one of our Italy culinary tours. But you can easily make this Italian dish at home. Focaccia can be topped with almost any seasonal ingredient you want, and in the summer we love to make it with tomatoes and herbs. Read on for the recipe, or The International Kitchen to book one of our Italy food and wine tours! Tomato… Read
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