Tagged With "food tours"

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Re: Breaded swordfish, Palermo style. Wonderful!

PortMoresby ·
Swordfish! My favorite! Are there swordfish in the Mediterranean?
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Re: Breaded swordfish, Palermo style. Wonderful!

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, PM, there are, especially between eastern Sicily and the Italian mainland. This serving was a little unusual in that it was very thinly cut, but of a huge piece. It was really good.
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Re: Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

Travel Rob ·
Thank you! What a great food tour!
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Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

Travellinn ·
"I hope you are hungry?" Fadly asked. I was, but suspected I would not be for very much longer. I was completely right. As a service to their guests, Back Home hostel offer different activities. What caught my attention was the food tour. I love to try the local food as I travel and having an expert showing me what to try and where, is my favorite. I instantly signed up! Walking along the busy streets, crossing the roads “the Malaysian way” (holding your hand out in front of the car like the...
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Trabzon, Turkey: Ancient History, Modern Life

Lestertheinvestor ·
Lester shares a visit to the ancient city of Trabzon, exploring its history and sights.
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Four Ways to Savor Savannah

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of her favorite ideas on what to see and do when visiting Savannah, Georgia
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A Marvelous Food Tour in Krakow!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed a wonderful food tour in the beautiful and historic Polish city of Krakow. He shares details and photos of this experience.
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Street Food and Market: Istanbul

HSussman ·
This was our third trip to Istanbul, and we had already covered all the major “must do” tourist locations and several of the minor ones. Yes, Istanbul has some great restaurants, but it’s time to relax and pay some attention to...
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April 6, 2019: Figovec Restaurant, Ljubljana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger's favorite restaurant in Ljubljana was Figovec, which featured hearty traditional Slovenian food.
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Food walking tours: a great way to meet a city

PHeymont ·
If an army travels on its stomach, as they say, so do some travelers. PHeymont and his wife have become big fans of food walking tours.
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A Food Tour in Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves food and enjoys food tours as a way of getting to know the food culture of a destination. This tour in Milan didn't disappoint.
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Spice Market, Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Spice Market, Old Delhi
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Spice Market, Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Spice Market, Old Delhi
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Spice Market, Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Spice Market, Old Delhi
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Street Food, Old Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Street Food, Old Delhi
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

GarryRF ·
Absolutely fascinating PHeymont !! I keep going back to the Amish Markets near Lancaster PA. As a Brit tourist I don't recognise half the food on sale there. So I enjoy the samples ! Amazing colours and smells of freshly produced local food ! I could do to a tour and just include markets !
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the market tour, Dr F. We just happen to be going to Sicily next month for a 3 week stay...
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

GarryRF ·
I recently watched a TV "Food Channel" programme. A tour of a market in Palermo - just like this one. The celebrity Chef and a film crew were wandering around inspecting produce. The stall owners were showing the camera their wonderful fresh vegetables. Then suddenly the "Boss" of the market appears ! Pushing over displays and breaking tables. No one had asked his permission. The crew had to flee for their lives.
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Re: Foodie Fun on Arthur Avenue

DrFumblefinger ·
Now THIS is my idea of a great food tour! Wish I'd tagged along, and thanks for the advice on where to go for my favorite type of food.
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Finding Reiner: Taking a Break in Cologne

HistoryDigger ·
After spending two separate weeks in Cologne (in January and June), I’ve come to love this walkable city. I’ll take a short pause from “Finding Reiner” to give readers a taste of the town.     Accommodations: Cologne...
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A Street Food tour in Hanoi

Travellinn ·
Hanoi is full of street food stalls, so we decided to learn where and what to eat from the local professionals. We booked a guide from Hanoi Street Food Tours , and Tu got us started from the moment we met. He is the writer of the food blog Vietnamese...
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Foodie Fun on Arthur Avenue

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Water-up those taste buds! Stephanie Kalina-Metzger takes us on a food tour in the Bronx that makes you wish tagged along!
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Fresh cooked food doesn't often cause problems but you're right to be cautious, India has an impressive rage of bugs. I recall seeing 2 young neurotics scraping black specks off toast (what about the knife, the plate etc) - they'd eaten toast and Lomotil for 3 weeks (not advised). My own strategy was to chomp up 2 cloves of garlic and wash them down with yoghurt. Lyall Watson, writer, had a parasitologist friend supply him with a beef tapeworm (easily dispensed with); he then ate and drank...
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
I imagine that with all the places you've been and eaten at, you likely have the antimicrobial resistance of penicillin. But those of us who get out less often do need to be careful. Nothing can spoil a vacation quite as much as a case of vomiting or diarrhea. A few minutes of gustatory pleasure don't make up for hours or days of GI distress. I wouldn't recommend the tapeworm therapy, even if it works. Has nasty potential side effects.
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Re: October 5, 2018: Sweets Shop, Delhi

Amateuremigrant ·
Actually K, neither would I, but as the author of 'Supernature' it was kinda in his brief ! His friend advised the beef tapeworm because they're easier to evict than pork ones (!) - he had to eat ~50% extra to placate the sucker (sic) BTW resistances don't really last that long but you're right, I very rarely got, or get ill.
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Re: Provence Help

Former Member ·
There's a food writer, Pater Mayle, who had a book on food and his life there called A Year in Provence. It was also made into a mini-series on BBC and I just looked it up and you can get it on Netflix!
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

PortMoresby ·
Paul bakeries are my downfall and they seem to be everywhere. Millions of calories I don't need have been forced on me by this company, against my will of course. They clearly use hypnosis or some similar mechanism, from which one cannot escape. Fortunately, as far as I know, there's an ocean between me and the closest such tart pusher.
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
We really enjoyed Paul's as well. Everything was always perfectly fresh and perfect! An excellent budget travel tip for those looking for an inexpensive breakfast or lunch while in Europe. And everything in their counter does reach out to your psyche with an "Eat me" message!
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

PHeymont ·
Last two times in Paris we didn't even get out of CDG without a stop at Paul...and that's not just because they've taken my name...but I don't see my favorite mocha eclair in the picture...
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
Pheymont -- are you trying to tell me you'd refuse an offering from that platter just because your favorite wasn't on it?? If so, your willpower is a log factor stronger than mine!
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Re: Gallery: Thai street food

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating, Mac! I have to admit some of the shellfish on sale look like something out of the Jurassic era, but with a little Chili peppers and lime juice, I'm sure they're extremely good. Did you and your lovely wife indulge in the feast at all?
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Re: Gallery: Thai street food

Mac ·
Ah yes Karl, we partook a little here and there but in retrospect were not sufficiently adventurous. We shall return! (apologies to Gen MacArthur).
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

Bluragger ·
Great report on our trip. We'll be back and good to have your notes to refer to. Craft beers next time!
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

Jonathan L ·
A wonderful piece. I had a great time eating my through Portland, but the place my mind (and mouth) goes back to first is definitely Voodoo Doughnuts.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

HistoryDigger ·
Jonathan, thanks for your kind comments. Glad to know you, like thousands of others, are a Voodoo Doughnut fan. I laughed when I heard the shop employee tell the people in line, "You think you're at the end of a long line, but you're really at the beginning of a great food adventure!" Then he revealed the line would take 45 minutes (in the heat). But those fans stayed in line. Gotta love it.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

PortMoresby ·
One more Voodoo fan here, taken by my Portland-native nephew one memorable evening, dinner at Portland City Grill with its wonderful views, then doughnuts for dessert, cool evening, no line. The best of everything, it appears.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

PHeymont ·
Not a Voodoo fan (I'm more into old standard flavors and sizes), but I'll second the Tastebud Pizza, which I had recently at another of the Portland Farmers Market locations...
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Re: Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Travel Luver ·
An awesome place! An amazing journey! How developed was the tourist infrastructure? Was it hard to get around? What guidebook did you use?
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Re: Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
Hi there, Travel Luver, Thank-you for your comment. Laos is an awesome place, indeed! In the main tourist centres of Northern Laos, especially Luang Prabang, I found the tourist infra structure to be well developed. In the smaller towns, and away from the usual tourist route, there were very few hotels but Guest Houses were common. Getting around included river travel and local buses. I found river travel the most comfortable although the boats were sometimes crowded. I've seen some blogs...
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Re: Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Travel Luver ·
Thanks, Jill! That's very helpful info.
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

PHeymont ·
Some of those are clearly front-of-the-plane choices! In economy, I've taken to describing the meals as sharing an important characteristic with school lunches: Everyone complains, but they're really not bad at all. Just recently, though, we had upgrades on Qatar that put us in a different food world. A la carte meals, nicely-plated and served (no plasticware!) and it may have spoiled me.
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

DrFumblefinger ·
I've spent a few flights at the front of the plane, and they clearly care to do a decent job with food up there. But if you're paying a thousand dollars extra for that seat (not counting upgrades), you're better of using that money to buy a bunch of great meals on your vacation in my humble opinion. I've had some pretty bad airline food at the back of the plane, PHeymont. On a recent flight from Amsterdam, the food was so bad my wife and I couldn't eat it (we keep some Protein bars at hand...
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

GarryRF ·
On a BA flight from London to San Francisco I got bumped to first class. The flight assistant gave me a menu to choose my dinner. "The smoked salmon looks tempting - but didn't we just have that on sandwiches from the buffet ?" "I'm awfully sorry sir" he replied " If you complain to the senior flight attendant he will get you a refund on part of your ticket price" "If I complained young man - I would get thrown back in cattle class" I did ask him to refill my Champagne glass without asking...
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Re: Flight Attendants favorite foods

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a hard life, Garry!
 
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