Tag: Rhone Alps

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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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May 24, 2017

By Peg Kern

Featuring France for an Amazing Culinary Vacation

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

Besides Paris, where we often have clients doing one-day cooking classes, pastry-making lessons, and foodie walking tours, two of our most popular cooking vacations in France are in Provence and in the Rhone Alps. Now is a good time to travel to France. The recent election has, according to our travel partners, created a positive atmosphere as we head into the busiest travel season. People are feeling good in France… Read
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December 7, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Le Réveillon in France for Christmas Eve and a Roasted Fig Recipe

Filed Under  Recipes, Special Occasions

The French know gourmet cuisine, which is why we feature so many culinary vacations in France. This is no more evident than on the holidays. Le Réveillon is one of the biggest meals of the year, and it's served on Christmas Eve following midnight mass. Yes, you read that right - it takes place after midnight; hence the word 'réveillon' which means 'awakening' as the dinner often goes into early… Read
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November 16, 2016

By Peg Kern

Three Things You'll See While Cooking in the French Alps

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

One of our favorite cooking vacations in France is the wonderful itinerary we offer in the French Alps. Whether spring, summer, winter, or fall, this amazingly beautiful region offers fabulous food, gorgeous vistas, and all sorts of things to see and experience. As an Italophile, I'm particularly fond of the Savoie region, as the historical Duchy of Savoy was intricately tied to the formation of an Italian state under Vittorio… Read
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July 22, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

A Christmas Eve Dinner in the French Alps

Filed Under  Special Occasions

We're wrapping up our Christmas in July week by talking about one of our favorite holiday meals: Christmas Eve dinner. For those who celebrate Christmas, this is perhaps one of the most celebrated of meals -- even more so than the food on Christmas day. Looking south, Mexicans don't often have many holiday meals, but when it comes to Christmas Eve, chances are you'll see stews and fish dishes galore,… Read
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April 4, 2016

By Peg Kern

Les Diots au Vin Blanc with Crozets (Savoie Sausages in White Wine Sauce with Crozets)

Filed Under  Destination Features, Recipes

The Rhone Alps feature lush valleys and dramatic mountain peaks, and from this varied landscape comes an array of wonderful ingredients. This particular dish in fact features a variety of foods that are important parts of the gastronomy of the French Alps, namely beaufort cheese made from cow's milk; crozets, a pasta made with buckwheat flour; and last but certainly not least, diots. Diots are a delicious meaty sausage that… Read
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