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June 27, 2018

By Peg Kern

How to Book a Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

At The International Kitchen we're so excited by our cooking vacations we've decided to make it easier than ever to book a culinary trip with us. We offer cooking vacations to 16 different countries on 5 continents - wow! In Italy we offer cooking vacations to 13 different Italian regions: Abruzzo Amalfi Coast (Campania) Emilia Romagna Friuli Venezia Giulia Liguria Lombardia/Lakes Region Piedmont Puglia Lazio (Rome) Sicily Tuscany Umbria Veneto… Read
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June 25, 2018

By Peg Kern

Iconic Desserts from Europe

Filed Under  Food History

This week we're featuring some iconic desserts that you can learn to make on our cooking vacations in Europe. These are some of the tastiest of the dishes you'll eat, preferably paired with a delicious local wine that can balance out the sweetness of these dessert recipes. Of course, there are far too many to feature in only one blog, so check back later this week for more! France The… Read
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June 22, 2018

By Peg Kern

At Home in Positano

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

"My grandfather was a fisherman. He supplied fish to people during the second World War. He would hide it in the caves along the shore and tell the starving families where to find it." We pull over suddenly to the side of the road. "Cherries!" he exclaims, then "Pasquale!" He jumps out of the car and embraces the man selling cherries from a plastic bin perched on the hood of… Read
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June 11, 2018

By Peg Kern

Why Naples?

Filed Under  Destination Feature

Naples lies in the ever-present shadow of Vesuvius, the famed volcano that buried two cities and left countless dead in A.D. 79. In fact the city spreads to the very foot of the great mountain and even up its sides. Perhaps it is this constant reminder of mortality, the constant presence of risk, that makes Naples so unlike other Italian cities. Or it could be the 4000 years of history,… Read
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June 4, 2018

By Peg Kern

Packing Tips from TIK

Filed Under  Travel Tips

Whether you're heading to Italy for Tuscan cooking classes, to Mexico for a gourmet culinary vacation, to Southeast Asia for a luxury foodie tour, or to Paris for a pastry class, packing is something you just have to do. It's no one's favorite part of travel - and yet, the anticipation it builds makes me giddy! I just yesterday wrote out a list for my travels this week, and let… Read
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May 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

Super Spring Roundup

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

We had a really wonderful Spring travel season at TIK and we thought we'd give a spring recap to celebrate it! We had more April and May travelers doing our cooking vacations than ever before, and why not? Spring is a great time for culinary travel, with fresh produce arriving at the markets and growing on the farms for our farm to table experiences. We have a couple of our… Read
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