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Recipe: Roasted Broccoli and Quinoa Salad

June 19th, 2018

Summer time in Vermont brings forth a bounty of fresh produce at farmers markets and roadside stands all over our home state. If you’re searching for a light side dish or something to bring to a pot-luck, try this great recipe for VBT associate Sylvie V. for a delicious broccoli and quinoa salad. INGREDIENTS: 2... Read more »

Recipe: Amalfi Lemon Almond Cake

January 3rd, 2018

Travelers on our Amalfi Coast & Capri walking vacation will get to taste the region’s most famous citrus first hand. Known as the “sfusato amalfitano,” the Amalfi lemon is larger than one you might see in a typical grocery store here in the United States. And while a vast majority of Amalfi lemons harvested in Italy... Read more »

Recipe: Haricots Verts Wrapped in Prosciutto

December 27th, 2017

There are many ways to enjoy green beans so we wanted to share one of our favorite recipes that draws on French and Italian flavors. Slightly longer, thinner and decidedly more flavorful than its American cousin, Haricots Vert can be served raw, in a casserole, sautéed or dressed up in some tasty Italian cured meat.... Read more »

Recipe: Cantuccini di Prato

September 26th, 2017

Learning about the local culinary traditions of a destination is one of the focal points of any VBT vacation. Each tour includes most meals as well as either cooking classes, demonstrations or tastings designed to give you more insight into native cuisine. One such cooking class is offered on our Tuscany by the Sea biking... Read more »

Gougeres Recipe: Cheese Puffs from Burgundy

July 15th, 2017

Do you enjoy having friends over for drinks but never know what hors d’oeuvres to serve? We thought we’d share a Gougeres recipe, one of our favorite French pastries, that will surely be a hit. It’s simple to prepare, delicious and (at least for us) is a lovely reminder of days spent biking through the... Read more »

Recipe: South Carolina Gumbo

February 28th, 2017

During day 4 of our Charleston to Savannah: A Southern Reel bicycling vacation, travelers will visit the renowned Penn Center—a historic and cultural center for African-American residents of the Sea Islands, colloquially known as the Gullahs.  With roots tracing back to West African countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Gullahs’ ancestral traditions have greatly... Read more »

Vietnamese Soup Recipe

September 28th, 2016

Vietnamese cuisine is often praised for its health benefits as well as its emphasis on fresh, nutritious ingredients. During our Journey through Vietnam biking tour you’ll dine on traditional cuisine, so we thought it appropriate to offer up a classic Vietnamese recipe, Pho Bo, or Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup. Set aside a bit of time... Read more »

White Asparagus recipe

July 8th, 2016

if you’ve ever been to Germany or it’s neighboring countries in the springtime, you may have noticed a particular vegetable making it’s way into many delicious dishes. White Asparagus—or spargel as its known in Germany—is the wildly popular cousin to the green asparagus we grow in the United States. Asparagus is somewhat of a “super food”... Read more »

Recipe: Eggplant Parmigiana

February 25th, 2016

Travelers on our Sicily: Biking the Southern Coastal Villages tour will get to learn how to make a traditional Italian dish, Eggplant Parmigiana, during an included cooking class while staying at the Killikoros Country resort and Spa outside of Noto. VBT Sales Trainer, Laura B., recently returned from this vacation and shared with us the... Read more »

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

October 1st, 2015

As the leaves change and the chill of autumn permeates the air, there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to keep you warm—especially after returning from a refreshing bike ride or scenic walk surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. As Farmer’s Markets make their annual transition from the likes of ripe tomatoes and succulent... Read more »

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