Tag: Tuscany

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September 17, 2019

By Peg Kern

Special Fall Deals for Top Italy Culinary Tours

Filed Under  Travel Tips, What's Up at TIK

When is the best time to visit Italy on an Italy food tour and cooking vacation? Many of us at The International Kitchen would say the fall, when wonderful fall produce is in season, new olive oil is coming out of the presses, and the weather turns a bit less hot. We're making travel to Italy this fall easier than ever with three very special fall promotions! Cooking under the… Read
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February 25, 2019

By Peg Kern

Italy Vacation Packages: Our Favorite Tuscany Trips

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Wines & Spirits

At The International Kitchen, our Italy vacation packages are perfect ways to explore Italy, whether you think of yourself as a foodie or not. Our culinary trips are for private and small-group travel - no busses, no tourist traps, nothing but intimate and authentic foodie and cultural experiences. In a destination like Tuscany, where vacation packages can be overpriced and touristy, it's particularly important to have someone who knows the… Read
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September 12, 2018

By Peg Kern

Best of Tuscany: Traditional Tuscan Dishes

Filed Under  Cooking Videos, Destination Features, Food History

What traditional Tuscan dishes will you find on our best of Tuscany culinary vacations and cooking tours? Traditional Tuscan dishes tend to be hearty peasant fare rich in breads, beans, and olive oil. Examples of Tuscan dishes are: Ribollita Pappa al Pomodoro Panzanella Crostini di Fegato Cecina Lampredotto Schiacciata Trippa Cantucci Castagnaccio Ribollita is perhaps my favorite Tuscan dish. We joke in the office that Tuscan food does not photograph… Read
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July 23, 2018

By Peg Kern

Fabulous Florence Culinary Tours: The "Oltrarno"

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

We're featuring some of our favorite European cities this week, fabulous destinations for culinary tours and cooking classes. Case in point? Fabulous Florence, which is hands-down one of the best places to visit on a cooking vacation. Good food, good wine, great art, and wonderfully "walkable," there is a reason so many travelers flock to Florence each year. For today's feature, we're talking about the 'other' side of Florence, specifically… Read
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May 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

Super Spring Roundup

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK

We had a really wonderful Spring travel season at TIK and we thought we'd give a spring recap to celebrate it! We had more April and May travelers doing our cooking vacations than ever before, and why not? Spring is a great time for culinary travel, with fresh produce arriving at the markets and growing on the farms for our farm to table experiences. We have a couple of our… Read
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May 25, 2018

By Peg Kern

La Maremma Toscana

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits

... Ma di lontano pace dicono al cuor le tue colline con le nebbie sfumanti e il verde piano ridente ne le pioggie mattutine. - Giosuè Carducci Tuscany is one of our best-selling destinations, which should be no surprise to anyone who knows anything at all about Italy. But to many people, Tuscany means Florence and the Chianti area, while they ignore the rest of the region. Some people do… Read
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