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Three Kings Cake: A European Tradition for Epiphany

Food and Drink France Provence

December 8, 2021 by Untours Staff

Our colleague Anne in Provence has shared one of her favorite traditions with us, the galette des rois, a sweet enjoyed for Epiphany (just after the new year). The guest who finds the fève in his or her piece is thought to be lucky. Make your own! Here’s how. Almond Filling 1 cup almond flour 1/2…  

Eating Greece: What to Savor on the Ancient Peloponnese

Food and Drink Greece Nafplio

November 29, 2021 by Untours Staff

The origin and the beginning of all good things in life lies in pleasing the stomach. – Epicurus 341-270 BC Greece has one of the oldest and richest culinary traditions in the world. Anyone who has taken the Nafplio Untour can attest to that. (The restaurant scene in Nafplio is great.) Greek cooking uses ingredients…  

Eating Switzerland: An Alumni Guide to Swiss Food

Beer Cheeses Food and Drink Heartland Oberland Restaurants Switzerland Travel Tips

November 5, 2021 by Special Guest

This post comes to us from Swiss UnoTur alumnus Jerry Nolan. Because my wife Sandy and I went to Switzerland summer after summer for many years before age and circumstance grounded us, I often find myself pining over memories of Swiss food. We always traveled with UnTours, that estimable travel company founded on the idea…  

Kinsale, A Center of Ireland’s Naval History

Food and Drink Ireland

May 17, 2021 by Untours Staff

Tucked into the southern coast of Ireland in County Cork, Kinsale is a pretty little seaside town located at the mouth of the Bandon River. It can be reached as a day trip from our Ireland Untour in Kenmare. Once a main port for the Royal Navy, Kinsale is a treasure trove of naval history. …  

Swiss Cheese: A Vocabulary Lesson

Cheeses Food and Drink Heartland Oberland Switzerland

March 1, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

It pains me to think that I spent more than half of my life laboring under the delusion that Swiss cheese had anything to do with those shrink wrapped plasticky yellow bricks from the supermarket dairy case. I fondly remember the first time I smelled apenzeller. After experiencing the smells of the cows and the…