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Sep 19, 2017

The Hidden “Borghi” of Puglia - Vol. 1

Welcome to the “other” Italy, where tiny villages known as “Borghi” surrounded by castles, palaces, or walls dating back to the Medieval or Renaissance periods can take your Italian culinary travels to another level. Let me walk you through a series of blogs dedicated to...

Sep 09, 2017

Why Bologna (Not Baloney)

The Emilia Romagna region is the home of a lot of gastronomic wonders: prosciutto, parmigiano, tortellini, Bolognese sauce. And also that delectable treat, mortadella, known to Americans as "Baloney" (Bologna), but ever so much better than what you'll find in an Oscar Mayer package. The center of it all is Bologna...

Aug 28, 2017

October Travel with TIK

Wow, we have been surprised about the number of people wanting to book (relatively) last-minute travel to Europe for this October! We've even been finding some great airfare...

Aug 24, 2017

Labor Day Special in Chicago

We love Sweet Home Chicago, and if you're planning a really last-minute trip for Labor day, why not consider a quick foodie getaway in the "Second City?" From fabulous restaurants to world-renowned...

Aug 14, 2017

Interview with Chef Alejandra on the Riviera Maya

Many of our travelers are starting to plan their winter trips - and no destination is as enticing in winter as Mexico! Whether you are heading to the coast or the interior, you'll find gorgeous natural beauty and amazing food. And what...

Aug 09, 2017

Traveling Internationally with Kids

As my kids get older (and more fun to travel with) I have come to realize it's actually wonderful to travel internationally as a family. Expose them young, not only to different cultures and cuisines, but to the ins and outs of traveling. When you're a child it is all an adventure...

Aug 04, 2017

What Our Travelers Say about TIK

Earlier this week we listed some of the answers to the question, "Why TIK?" Among the answers? Our expertise, our passion, our customer service, and our commitment to providing you with the...

Jul 31, 2017

Why TIK?

This week we're answering the question, "Why TIK?" Why book a cooking vacation or culinary holiday with The International Kitchen? When we started offering cooking vacations in 1994 we were pretty much ...

Jul 27, 2017

More Photo-Worthy Destinations You Won't Forget

Tuesday's blog featured picturesque destinations for your cooking vacations - and it was such fun pouring over those pictures that we decided to share some more of our favorite Photo-Worthy spots. These are places...

Jul 25, 2017

Four Picturesque Spots to Visit

Want to take your own postcard-worthy photos on your next trip? Then get your camera ready, and head to one of these four stunning spots around the world. (We could have made this list much much longer - but ...


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