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Sep 2 2012
After a few months of rest and rejuvenation . . . and lots of exploring new culinary treats, I am back to the website and blog. The past months have taken me to a food meeting in NYC which was beyond fabulous and an extended stay in south Jersey that totally cleared my mind and my constantly inflamed W PA sinuses. (Nothing like a beach breeze to cure all ills.) I’ve trekked to central PA for luscious produce and homemade ice cream, explored the history down to Pittsburgh’s south in Washington, PA and visited a brewery, a grain mill and a dairy up north of Butler. But now it’s time to share my finds.
The culinary tours are still on the menu, but my focus is now mainly on charter tours. Here’s how it works. A business purchases all 18 or 20 seats, and fills the seats with employees or customers as an incentive or “thank you” for work well done, great service or for stellar business patronage.The tours are also popular with book groups, garden clubs and “newcomer” clubs. They’re a great team building experience and a way to learn about the many culinary treasures in our area without being worried about getting lost on the backroads.
The Fork and The Road is also currently doing presentations on W PA culinary history to groups who are limited in time for a driving tour or who don’t care for riding on a bus . .albeit a luxury bus. These talks are lively, fun and involve tasting some local treats.
If you’re looking for something new and different for your group, give me a call. I can build a unique tour specific to your group’s interests.
Jul 12 2010
The Fancy Food Show is an annual expo for food industry people where thousands of vendors and business owners descend on the Javits Center in New York for one glorious, sample-filled weekend. It’s kind of like going to Costco when they’re giving out bites of frozen pizza or bbq sauce in every aisle, except this Costco has more aisles than you can cover in a day, and new and exciting foods from all over the world. Luckily my nutrition/consulting credentials are enough to wedge my way in to the festivities.
This year I couldn’t make it, so I sent along a correspondent to report back on new trends and yummy treats. My older daughter’s boyfriend’s sister (got that?) lives right in Manhattan so she masqueraded as Mary Miller for the day. Don’t tell the Fancy Food Show police.
Click here to read about Nicole’s Fancy Food adventures. Jealous!
A food adventure might be sleuthing out the juiciest June strawberries at a farm market, learning about gone but not forgotten area food treasures, working with a chef during a hands on cooking class or touring Pennsylvania’s artisan cheesemaker’s farms (and meeting a few cows along the way) . . or any of a zillion other fun ways to explore foodie things within a day's drive of Pittsburgh.