Tag: Loire

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February 4, 2020

By Peg Kern

Loire Valley Wine Tours with The International Kitchen

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits

What is there to see in the Loire Valley? Some of the world's most stunning chateaux, Renaissance art, verdant fields, and rolling vineyards. What is there to experience in the Loire Valley? Amazing wines and first class gastronomy! In fact, the Loire is known for having some of the best wines of France, even though it is perhaps less known by Americans than Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne. Loire Valley wines… Read
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July 17, 2018

By Peg Kern

French Culinary Tours : Intensive Cooking with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

We're featuring our French culinary tours this week. 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: Cooking in Gascony Cooking in the French Alps Savor the Flavors of the Languedoc Cooking in Brittany… Read
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September 16, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Culinary Vacations in France: Pear Tarte Tatin Recipe

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes

The tarte and the tarte tatin are similar, but there's a distinct difference: the tarte tatin looks like it's been flipped upside down and is served right out of the oven. It's also a dessert that's most associated with the Loire Valley of France. Check out our cooking vacations in France. There's no question that the tarte tatin got its start with two French sisters with the last name Tatin,… Read
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February 17, 2016

By Peg Kern

Highlights from a Loire Valley Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

Cooking classes and foodie excursions to tempt your taste buds as well as amazing excursions? Yes, please! Highlights from our Loire Valley cooking vacations and wine tours are full of things to enjoy, but we're pointing out a few of our favorites we recommend you experience on your next trip to France! See our Loire Valley culinary tours.  Exploring the land of chateaux Highlights of our Loire Valley tours include… Read
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February 15, 2016

By Peg Kern

4 Reasons to Visit the Loire Valley

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

For a fairytale-like trip, consider the Loire Valley for your next cooking vacation. Situated only about an hour from Paris by high-speed train, it's also quite accessible. The region is rich in many ways, from its history, as it was the seat of the French Renaissance, to the gastronomic delicacies. Here are just four reasons we recommend you visit this stunning part of France. 1. Historic Chateaux The valley is… Read
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November 27, 2015

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Pistachio Shortbread Recipe from the Loire Valley

Filed Under  Recipes, Special Occasions

France is a land of delicious gourmet dishes, no matter which part of the country you visit. For many years our culinary travelers looking for an intensive cooking week in the Loire Valley would book a trip to Walnut Grove Cooking School, where classes focussed not only on modern cuisine but teaching you how to elevate your cooking skills once you're back at home. The chefs have since retired, but… Read
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