Welcome to Stirring Up Adventure!

Stirring Up Adventure is a celebration of home cooks around the world. We’ve found that cooking classes are the best way to leapfrog into a local culture on the (unfortunately) all-too-short U.S. vacation. Stirring Up Adventure is also a memoir of the little travel moments that create big memories through …

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Seven Virtual Cooking Classes That Give You A Taste of the World

The world is as close as your kitchen! The recent explosion of virtual cooking classes makes it easy to learn how to cook global cuisines in your own home. Formats range from interactive sessions to live demonstrations to videotaped instruction. Many are taught by regional cooks who have a passion …

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Interview: Manuel and Verónica, Tierra Negra Gourmet – Buenos Aires

Tierra Negra Gourmet specializes in dishes from Argentina and South America using fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients. Professional chef Manuel and Verónica, a travel planner and sommelier, operate the cooking school from their apartment in the Hollywood Palermo section of Buenos Aires and recently began offering online cooking classes. Tell …

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What to Expect in an Online Cooking Class

It’s now possible to cook global cuisines from the comfort of your own kitchen, as taught by regional cooks from virtually everywhere. Thinking about French macarons, empanadas from Argentina, and chana masala from India? No problem. There are dozens of online classes available, with formats ranging from interactive sessions to …

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Hungarian Kiflies: A Holiday Tradition

Traditional foods connect us with the people and places we love—and it’s even more important this year when many of us will be away from family and friends during the Easter and Passover holidays. Growing up, we looked forward to Easter at our grandparents’ house in Detroit. There wasn’t enough …

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Uncovering a Maple Syrup Mystery

The alarm is off. Slide the gate open. Then follow the two-track to the sugar shack. Meeting instructions for an undercover spy rendezvous? Nope. Just the start of my latest food and travel adventure! I’m tapping some trees on my own property and the team behind Dixboro Pure Michigan Maple …

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