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August 20, 2018

By Peg Kern

Special Offer on Food & Opera Week in Italy!

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK

Spoleto is one of my favorite towns in Italy, and we're offering both our best price of the season AND a special food & opera week for September! This special week will combine our exceptional 6-night cooking vacation in Umbria with an added incentive: box seats for a performance of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale! The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale has been helping young singers make their debuts for over 70 years.… Read
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August 13, 2018

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Amalfi Coast Lemon Sorbet

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One of our favorite activities during our Culinary Experience on the Amalfi Coast cooking vacation in Sorrento is the gelato demonstration at Gelateria Bougainville. It is not the most technical of our classes, but you learn a lot about what for my family is a very basic need: making gelato! You actually learn both sorbetto and gelato. What's the difference? Sorbetto is what we would call a fruit sorbet and… Read
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July 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

A Family Evening at Don Alfonso 1890

Filed Under  Destination Feature

Dining at Don Alfonso 1890 during one of our Amalfi Coast culinary tours, or staying at their beautiful relais and taking cooking classes in their charming teaching kitchen, are two of our favorite things to do in Italy. I recently had the pleasure of spending an evening with the warm and passionate Iaccarino family as they worked their magic for the patrons - including my family - in their world-renowned,… Read
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July 23, 2018

By Peg Kern

Fabulous Florence Culinary Tours: The "Oltrarno"

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We're featuring some of our favorite European cities this week, fabulous destinations for culinary tours and cooking classes. Case in point? Fabulous Florence, which is hands-down one of the best places to visit on a cooking vacation. Good food, good wine, great art, and wonderfully "walkable," there is a reason so many travelers flock to Florence each year. For today's feature, we're talking about the 'other' side of Florence, specifically… Read
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July 17, 2018

By Peg Kern

French Culinary Tours : Intensive Cooking with TIK

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We're featuring our French culinary tours this week in honor of France's victory in the World Cup, and to celebrate last week's Bastille Day. France is one of our favorite destinations for a cooking vacation, and one that we've working in for over 20 years. No wonder: it's considered one of the culinary capitals of the world. Specifically we're featuring some of our best intensive cooking vacations in France: Gourmet… Read
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July 9, 2018

By Peg Kern

What to Expect on a Cooking Vacation with TIK

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

You've made the wise choice to book a cooking vacation with TIK, but now you are wondering what to expect? Or, you're still trying to decide if a culinary vacation is the right type of trip for you? Here is what you can expect on most of our best-selling cooking vacations: Accommodations, usually between 3 and 7 nights Hands-on cooking classes (of course!) Gastronomic excursions - think wine tastings, olive… Read
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