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May 24, 2017

Featuring France

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...

May 19, 2017

Rose Wines

What's a rose wine, and how does it get it's pink hue? First, as you (hopefully) realize, the dark color in red wines comes from the skins - when the grapes are crushed, the resulting...

May 17, 2017

Like Wine? We've Got the Trips for You

For those of you who can't think "vacation" without thinking "winery" - we've got you covered! Most of our itineraries take place in areas where wine production is a key part of the local gastronomic scene...

May 11, 2017

Indian Recipe for Awadhi Murg Tikka

Indian food is one of our favorites, but many people don't realize how varied it is from region to region. Whether you are a meat-lover or a vegetarian, there are flavors aplenty for all of our culinary travelers ...

May 04, 2017

Types of Stuffed Pastas

Italy has so many pasta shapes it's almost impossible to name them all. We've been talking about Emilia Romagna this week, and as one of the culinary capitals of the world it should come as no...

May 01, 2017

Why Emilia Romagna is the Perfect Foodie Destination

This week we're focusing on one of our favorite regions of Italy - Emilia Romagna. Home to more P.D.O (D.O.P.) and P.G.I. (I.G.P.) products than any other in Europe (in all of Europe!), it is a food lover's dream....

Apr 26, 2017

This Week at TIK

What's going on this week at TIK? Although we have plenty of people who do like to travel over the winter (and destinations to accommodate them), our travel season really kicks in starting in April. Right now we have ...

Apr 21, 2017

Four Ways to Finish Your Leftover Easter Eggs

For those of you who find yourselves with a carton full of hard boiled eggs several days after Easter, we understand you might need a little help in finding innovative ways to use them. So here are...

Apr 14, 2017

Roast Lamb for Easter Dinner

Lamb on the Easter table is a longstanding tradition hearkening back to the Paschal Lamb sacrificed for the Jewish Passover. In modern Christian Easter culinary traditions this most frequently has morphed into a roasted lamb dish at Easter. In many countries ...

Apr 13, 2017

Easter Traditions

Gearing up toward Easter we thought we'd revisit some of our favorite Easter traditions and foods. it seems that there are as many traditions surrounding...


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