Tag: Spain

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September 22, 2020

By Peg Kern

Indulge Yourself! Food & Wellness Tour in Spain

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK

If you're like most of the world these days, you're more in need of self care than ever. Treat yourself to something to look forward to, like our fabulous food and wellness tour in Spain! The dictionary defines "wellness" as "the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal." But we think it's more than that, it is, in our opinion, being of sound body and… Read
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June 19, 2020

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Salt Cod Fritters from our Spain Cooking Vacations

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes

In honor of our new virtual cooking class in Madrid offered with our friend and partner Mireia, we're exploring one of our favorite Spanish tapas dishes: salt cod fritters. Salt cod has a long history in Europe, including in the Mediterranean basin. It might seem odd to some - where this so much fresh seafood and fish to be harvested from the sea, why develop a culinary tradition around dried,… Read
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October 23, 2019

By Peg Kern

What is Spanish Tomato Bread?

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Kitchen Tips

If you travel in Spain on a Spain culinary tour or cooking vacation you're sure to see bread served with a side of tomato and a clove of garlic. If you don't know about the fabulous "tomato bread" you might be at a loss how to proceed! Check out our culinary vacations in Spain. What is Spanish Tomato Bread? Pan con tomate (or "pa amb tomàquet" in Catalan) is a… Read
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September 24, 2019

By Peg Kern

Things My Mom Needs to Know Before Her Trip: The Basics

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

When my mother and a friend of hers asked about a custom-designed culinary vacation to Spain and Portugal my first thought was, "Excellent!" My second thought was, "Oh my goodness, my mother is going to have a lot of questions for me." Although not a first-time traveler to Europe (she came to visit me in Italy twice when I lived there) she is far more used to traveling in the… Read
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August 6, 2019

By Peg Kern

History of Gazpacho: Spain Food Tours

Filed Under  Food History, Kitchen Tips

We have tasted some amazing gazpacho recipes over the years, recipes that we've learned during our culinary tours in Spain. But what is gazpacho? Just a cold tomato soup? Or is there more to this refreshing summer dish? Gazpacho comes from the south of Spain in the Andalusia region, but by now you can find it throughout Spain on our Spain culinary tours and Portugal as well during our Portugal… Read
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July 27, 2019

By Peg Kern

Visiting la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Travel Videos

Everyone should visit La Sagrada Familia on our Barcelona food tours and cooking vacations. We purposely leave free time in our Barcelona food tour packages so that clients can choose what they want to do in their free time, whether visit museums and monuments, shop, or experience the local nightlife. But one site we recommend everyone see is the famed Gaudí basilica. La Sagrada Familia has been under construction since… Read
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