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Newsletter December 2015

Dear Friends,

Happy December!

We can't believe that 2015 is drawing to a close, and what a year it's been! We at The International Kitchen are looking forward to a wonderful year of culinary travel in 2016.

And speaking of 2016.... Have you started planning your 2016 trip? Are you looking for a wonderful and unique holiday gift for someone special? Remember that you can purchase a trip or a gift certificate. Everyone loves the gift of travel! To purchase your gift certificate, simply fill out our booking form, or see more details about purchasing The International Kitchen gift certificates on our website. And of course, if you have any questions, please contact us.

What do we recommend for 2016? We think we have something for everyone, but these are a few of our favorites for the coming year:

Chef Silvia in the kitchenCooking Under the Tuscan Sun - The lovely Baracchi family will welcome you at their beautiful estate in Tuscany. Stay at the charming small hotel (a member of the deluxe Relais & Chateaux group), explore the family-run winery, and cook with Chef Silvia, who heads up the Michelin-star restaurant.

At Home in a Tuscan Villa - Our newest itinerary in Tuscany, and one about which we are extremely excited! This property is so special, and so unique, a family-owned villa hotel perched in the hills of western Tuscany. It exudes an abundance of warmth and charm, with a strong dash of Tuscan flavor!

French cooking classA Chateau Culinary Adventure in the Loire Valley - This is our best-selling cooking vacation in France, and one of our best cooking experience hands-down. Cook with a husband and wife team, both of them highly accomplished chefs, and explore this famed region of France. It's also one of our best-priced itineraries (without sacrificing a bit of the quality).

A Food Lover's Paradise in Norcia - One of our best-selling itineraries in Italy, this cooking vacation in Umbria takes place in a Medieval-walled village known for its delectable food products (lentils, cured meats, cheeses, truffles, and more). Accommodations are at a stunning hotel, another Relais & Chateaux property.

Cooking in Andalusian Olive Country - Our best-selling itinerary in Spain, this itinerary is led by a charming husband and wife duo who will lead you in exploring rural Andalusia and its many famous villages, along with the culinary secrets of Spanish cuisine.

What's on your plate for the holidays? Do you plan to travel? We'd love to have you travel with us. And wherever December takes you, safe journeys and best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a joyous New Year.

Peg & Richard

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