Taste Trekkers

What is “food tourism” anyway? How do you do it? And how do you make sure that you’re doing it well? At the first Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference, we brought together several chefs, food tour operators and culinary tourism experts to discuss the state of food tourism and give you practical tips for putting together a great foodie vacation. Led by Gail Ciampa, the Food Editor of The Providence Journal, we heard from the top practitioners of food tourism in North America. This week's podcast episode features a recording of that panel discussion on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.  

Direct download: Episode_62_-_Taste_Trekkers_Panel_Discussion.mp3
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In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Ken Aiken of Touringroads recommend Crop Bistroin Stowe, Vermont where Chef Tom Bivins serves up dishes like the Carolina MOP Chicken Sandwich and Vermont Rarebit. We discuss moto-foodies, Vermont cheese and the importance of a beer glass' shape.

Ken recommends:

  • Beer-battered fried pickles
  • Cheddar Larger Soup
  • Carolina MOP Chicken Sandwich
  • Vermont Rarebit

Food for Thought:

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

Direct download: Ken_Aiken_-_Stowe.mp3
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In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Greg Fatigati of Fatigati's Fresh Pasta talks about the Hope & Main kitchen incubatorin Warren, Rhode Island. We discuss pasta, the Food Network and the origin of tomatoes.

Food for Thought:

  • Q: How did the tortellini get its shape?
  • A: It was inspired by a woman's belly button -- perhaps Venus, the goddess of love.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

Direct download: Greg_Fatigati_-_Providence.mp3
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In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, hear the keynote address given by Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead at the 2013 Taste Trekkers Food Tourism Conference. Matt was introduced by the Mayor of Providence, the honorable Angel Taveras.

Direct download: Episode_59_-_Matt_Jennings_Speech.mp3
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