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Travel to Italy to Cook Like a Tuscan

This blog is a guest post from Peggi Clauhs, tour director for Cook Like a Tuscan. Peggi operated a cooking school in Bucks County, PA called the Cooking Cottage for 25 years. During that time, she ...

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Travel to Tuscany for our Culinary Tour

  The popular Cook Like a Tuscan tours are back, for the fourth year. Two special weeklong tours have been organized for those craving a food enthusiast vacation in Italy.

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A Cooking Project for You and your Kids

Over the holidays, my girlfriend's daughter Amelia had a school project in which she was assigned to make a traditional dish. The students picked a country randomly from a hat and then had to ...

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Grits vs Polenta: A Match of Equal Deliciousness

When I broke in my new kitchen a few weeks ago with a dinner party for friends, the star of the show was my Asiago cheese grits with fresh herbs.  Just recently, my good friend Dan Smith of The ...

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We Loved Italy So Much, We're Going Back

  Travel and cooking are deeply intertwined. It has been accurately said that you must taste a culture to understand it. There is nowhere better to do this than Italy. 

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Travel to Italy with The Chopping Block

  Travel and cooking are deeply intertwined. It has been accurately said that you must taste a culture to understand it. There is nowhere better to do this than Italy.

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Viva il vino Italiano

  In food, in wine and in the enjoyment thereof, no country rivals Italy.  Prosecco, Italy’s fabulous fizz, is the rising star in the world’s sparkling wine scene. Pinot Grigio is America’s 2nd ...

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Passport to Italy

Italy is one of those places you can’t help but love. You’re guaranteed a good meal nearly anywhere, anytime, in every region. My love of Italy started on a trip during middle school, so I knew when ...

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Our Upcoming Chef's Dinner Brings Back Memories of Italy

  I have been to Italy twice in my life, once when I was 17 with my fellow high school students and once when I was 24 with my family. As you can imagine, both trips served very different purposes.

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“Andiamo Per Bacari” with Italian Cicchetti

  Ah, Venezia! It’s quiet, cobbled streets hide a secret world of ancient beauty, romance and divine eats! Even as a repeat visitor, I’m constantly lost in its back alleys of mouldering palaces and ...

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