Tag: Peru

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July 25, 2017

By Peg Kern

Four Picturesque Spots to Visit

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

Want to take your own postcard-worthy photos on your next cooking vacation? Then get your camera ready, and head to one of these four stunning spots around the world. (We could have made this list much much longer - but these are some of our favorite spots!) Bonus: the food in all these places is pretty spectacular -- and worth taking a photo of too -- during one of our… Read
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January 6, 2017

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

6 Often Over-Looked But Not to Miss Cooking Vacations

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

We often get inquiries about destinations that people hear about a lot… places like Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast in Italy, and Provence in France. While we adore those regions very much, there are some other places that hold special places in our hearts, ones that are too often overlooked. Many of these are off the beaten path, but that only makes them more unique. Whether you've traveled a lot,… Read
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August 31, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Meet the Hosts: Peru Cooking Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK

The offerings -- and potential for adventure -- are immense when it comes to our Peru cooking vacations. While the country may perhaps be best known as the home to Machu Picchu, it's expansive land mass offers much more than that too. That's what husband and wife Phillipe and Martina discovered a few years ago after traveling abroad. They now call the beautiful Amazonas region, which is surrounded by a… Read
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August 1, 2016

By Peg Kern

Pisco Sour

Filed Under  Recipes, Wines & Spirits

While the precise origins of the pisco sour remain disputed, one thing is for certain: it's a must-try when you visit our Peru culinary tours. It's easily the most popular cocktail in Peru, in part because pisco is one of their most popular high-proofed alcohols. With its continuing rise in popularity, the brandy is also becoming easier to get in the States. So if you're looking for a sweet and… Read
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June 7, 2016

By Peg Kern

Papa a la Huancaina (Huancayo-Style Potatoes)

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Recipes

The northern Peruvian region of the Amazonas and San Martin may be remote, but the gastronomy -- influenced by the likes of the Spanish, Polish, Germans, and Italians, to name a few -- is still accessible. This particular recipe for "papa a la Huancaina" is made with potatoes (papa) and a sauce that is thought to be from Huancaio. Chef Paul, of the hotel Tambo Sapalanchan, notes about this recipe… Read
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May 6, 2016

By Peg Kern

Three Reasons to Try our Newest Cooking Vacation in Peru

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

We could not be more excited about our new culinary adventure in Peru's Amazonas. Not only for the adventurous traveler, this itinerary includes wonderful accommodations, excursions, and cooking classes. As you travel north from Lima into the rugged Amazonas and Andes mountains you discover a land of lost civilizations, stunning natural and ecological beauty, and diverse gastronomy. Take a culinary adventure with us and discover three reasons we think this… Read
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