Tag: Umbria

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February 11, 2020

By Peg Kern

Spectacular Spoleto with Richard di San Marzano

Filed Under  Destination Features, Interviews

Today we're thrilled to offer a guest blog by our long time collaborator, artist and curator Richard di San Marzano of Spoleto. He leads and perfectly organizes every aspect of our Secrets of Spoleto culinary tour in Italy, in one of our very favorite towns. I started conducting unique and authentic culinary, art, and history tours based in Spoleto in the mid 90’s, much inspired by my childhood travels with… Read
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June 19, 2019

By Peg Kern

Handmade Umbricelli Pasta with Black Truffle from Norcia Culinary Tour

Filed Under  Destination Features, Recipes

Umbricelli pasta from Umbria is very similar to Tuscany's "pici" pasta, basically a thick, hand-rolled spaghetti-shaped pasta. Here the recipe, which hails from Executive chef Valentino Palmisano of the Michelin-star Ristorante Vespasia, is paired with a simple truffle sauce, which is emblematic of Norcia. You can learn to make Umbricelli and other delicious dishes during our wonderful Italy cooking tour, A Food Lover's Paradise in Norcia. Norcia, like the entire… Read
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February 15, 2019

By Peg Kern

Carnaroli Risotto with Shrimp Bisque and Tartare

Filed Under  Destination Features, Recipes

We headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day... Well, in our dreams we headed to Umbria for Valentine's Day, as San Valentino was a native of Terni, Umbria. In honor of all things Umbrian, we bring this amazing recipe from Chef Eros of the Tempio del Gusto of our culinary vacation in Spoleto. Read what native son Richard di San Marzano has to say about Spoleto, Umbria. Carnaroli Risotto, with Shellfish… Read
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December 7, 2018

By Peg Kern

Culinary Vacations in Italy: The Foods of Norcia

Filed Under  Destination Features, Food History, Travel Tips

What's the best place for a culinary vacation in Italy? Nestled in the hills of central Umbria is one of the world's best foodie destinations, a small medieval town called Norcia. Although not large in size, it is large on the culinary scene for being home to some of Italy's most distinctive products. It is also known as the birthplace of Saint Benedict and his sister, Saint Scholastica. Discover our… Read
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August 20, 2018

By Peg Kern

Special Offer on Food & Opera Week in Italy!

Filed Under  Special Occasions, What's Up at TIK

Originally published August 20, 2018. Spoleto is one of my favorite towns in Italy, and we're offering both our best price of the season AND a special food & opera week for September! This special week will combine our exceptional 6-night cooking vacation in Umbria with an added incentive: box seats for a performance of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale! The Teatro Lirico Sperimentale has been helping young singers make their… Read
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January 13, 2017

By Peg Kern

New in 2017: Spoleto!

Filed Under  Destination Features, What's Up at TIK

Something else is new in 2017 at The International Kitchen: we've just launched some new cooking vacations and culinary tours in Italy, including in one of our favorite towns, Spoleto! The region of Umbria is always one of our favorite destinations for our culinary tours, as it has a ton of amazing and unique local food products (from wild grains and herbs, to legumes and cured meats). And Spoleto is… Read
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