Tag: Amalfi Coast

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November 26, 2019

By Peg Kern

A Culinary Tour at Don Alfonso, Part 3: The Cooking Classes

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Today we finish our series of guest blogs by Chicago Tribune freelance writer David Sharos. David contacted us wanting a cooking vacation in Italy that was above and beyond his previous experiences, and we think his trip to Don Alfonso 1890 fit the bill perfectly! Read on to learn more about the food he made, the places he visited, and the people he met. The Cooking Classes Meals at Don… Read
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November 18, 2019

By Peg Kern

A Culinary Tour at Don Alfonso: Part 2, Cooking with Chef Nicola

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In last week's blog we wrote about one of our favorite Amalfi Coast cooking vacations, Don Alfonso, and enjoyed a guest blog by Chicago Tribune freelance writer David Sharos. Today we continue David's recounting of his wonderful stay, including his first cooking class at the marvelous teaching kitchen at Don Alfonso 1890. The biggest compliment is for people to go home and make this themselves. - Sous-Chef Nicola Pignatelli A… Read
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November 8, 2019

By The International Kitchen

A Culinary Tour at Don Alfonso: Part 1, Beginnings

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When journalist David Sharos contacted us wanting a cooking vacation in Italy that was above and beyond anything he had experienced before, we knew just where to send him: Don Alfonso 1890. The history of Don Alfonso 1890 goes back - not surprisingly! - to 1890, when Alfonso Costanzo Iaccarino founded the restaurant. Decades later it was reimagined and renamed by his grandson (another Alfonso) until it became one of… Read
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September 17, 2019

By Peg Kern

Special Fall Deals for Top Italy Culinary Tours

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When is the best time to visit Italy on an Italy food tour and cooking vacation? Many of us at The International Kitchen would say the fall, when wonderful fall produce is in season, new olive oil is coming out of the presses, and the weather turns a bit less hot. We're making travel to Italy this fall easier than ever with three very special fall promotions! Cooking under the… Read
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May 7, 2019

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Trips to the Amalfi Coast

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At The International Kitchen we have a lot of favorite destinations. Let's face it, travel is our business, and we'd happily take any of our own tours! But when it comes to choosing favorites, Italy's Amalfi Coast and the Campania region are definitely toward the top of the list. Southern Italy (sometimes called il Mezzogiorno) has a lot to offer the culinary traveler from Naples to Calabria, from Puglia to… Read
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September 6, 2018

By Peg Kern

Spaghetti Cozze e Vongole (Spaghetti with Mussels and Clams)

Filed Under  Recipes, What's Up at TIK

Pasta with mussels, clams, or other types of seafood is one of my favorite dishes. Easy, quick, and bursting with flavor, it's a go-to menu option for me. You can find this type of tasty pasta dish on one of our cooking vacations in Italy. Pretty much any coastal region will have a version of pasta with seafood, and this one hails from the Amalfi Coast. Click here for details or… Read
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