Tag: Italy

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October 6, 2020

By Peg Kern

Autumn in Italy: Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

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We eat soup year round, but there is something about soup in the fall and winter that is particularly appealing. And if you pair that with autumnal produce – in this case mushrooms – it is a match made in heaven! Our favorite fall soups feature what you would expect from the fall harvest. Mushrooms of course, but also plenty of squash, root vegetables, and even apples! This soup is… Read
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July 7, 2020

By Peg Kern

Travel Inspirations: Visiting Rome on a Cooking Vacation with TIK

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We are often asked what our favorite destinations for the best cooking vacations are, and as I explained in our recent video (see below!), that is a hard question to answer. But in an effort to inspire you, we are going to feature some of our personal favorites. For me, there is only one place to start: Rome! I have always been of the opinion that whatever part of Italy… Read
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June 1, 2020

By Peg Kern

Supplí al Telefono - Recipe for Fried Roman Rice Balls

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One of our favorite types of Roman street food to eat are Supplí al telefono, a type of fried rice ball that is very like the more widely known arancini, which hail from Sicily. Supplî are a perfect and hearty little snack, consisting of leftover risotto formed into an oblong ball, stuffed with cheese, and then breaded and fried. You can find supplí throughout Rome in local "Pizza al taglio"… Read
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April 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Pappardelle with Mushrooms and Sage

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We love pasta in almost any shape or size, and homemade egg pasta, or "pasta all'uovo," is one of our favorites, and one you will probably learn during our cooking vacations in Italy. There are versions of this pasta made from Tuscany to Puglia, from Sicily to the Veneto. You can use the same pasta recipe for lasagna noodles, or cut the pasta sheets to make long noodles of different… Read
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February 13, 2020

By Peg Kern

The History of Tortellini: Emilia Romagna Cooking Vacations

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History

Pastas abound in Italy, but none quite have the legend that tortellini does. The navel-shaped pasta has a story all its own, and while tellings of the legend vary, the basics remain the same: when an innkeeper in the Italian town of Castelfranco Emilia saw the naked navel of Venus, the goddess of love, he created a tribute to her in the form of a pasta that resembled her belly… Read
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February 11, 2020

By Peg Kern

Spectacular Spoleto with Richard di San Marzano

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Today we're thrilled to offer a guest blog by our long time collaborator, artist and curator Richard di San Marzano of Spoleto. He leads and perfectly organizes every aspect of our Secrets of Spoleto culinary tour in Italy, in one of our very favorite towns. I started conducting unique and authentic culinary, art, and history tours based in Spoleto in the mid 90’s, much inspired by my childhood travels with… Read
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