Saturday, September 29, 2012

Macaroni & Cheese, a history lesson on the Culinary Tour

 The historical aspect of foods is the mission of the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County.  As people eat, they learn the history of what they are eating.
A previously hosted Taste History Culinary Tour featured cuisines that were farm-to-table, Neapolitan, Jamaican and Sicilian.  An old classic highlighted on the tour was the "Macaroni and Cheese" which tour guests experienced at Donnie's Southern Restaurant, a soul food eatery  located on historic NW 5th Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida.  Historic 5th Avenue developed as Delray's black business corridor during the era of legal segregation which attributes to its rich history of being the location of the first public school in Delray Beach, and that district has included a black Masonic Lodge, hotel, church, pharmacy, doctor's offices and soul food eateries.
The origin of the macaroni (noodle, pasta, etc.) is medieval. Italian explorer Marco Polo has been credited with introducing the macaroni to Italy in the 13th century after he was exposed to the food item in China.  But it's a debated fact because some evidence suggests the macaroni was invented by the Greeks and Romans.  A 14th century English cookbook recorded a cheese and pasta casserole named "makerouns."
Made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese was served at
Donnie's Southern Restaurant in Delray Beach
for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
The immigration of the macaroni and cheese recipe to the American South has been credited to third American President Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. For five years Jefferson served as American delegate in the country of France where he immersed himself in the art and cuisine of Europe and traveld to Italy.  Upon his return to America, Jefferson was elected President in 1801.  1802, President Jefferson served a "macaroni pie" at a state dinner.  A slave-owner, Jefferson used this slave-labor as the cooks and maids who had a leading role in food preparations at the White House and on Jefferson's plantation Monticello in Virginia.  The macaroni and cheese was considered a cuisine of the upper-class but prepared by enslaved black labor for the "big house" on the plantation thus explains the familiarity and duplication of the cuisine by African Americans.  51 years after the abolition of the slavery began the Great Migration in 1916 of poor African Americans leaving the South for a better life out West in California or up North to  Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and New York City.  Subsequent to this migration, the macaroni and cheese food was introduced in new Soul Food eateries located in those geographic locations hence the dish being strongly associated with working-class and African American food.
The Taste History food excursion included tastings at the Sundy House, Scuola Vecchia pizzeria, Ceasar's Jerk Chicken and Famous Ribs; and Palermo's Bakery.  The tour also traveled to the historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church; and the Colony Hotel in downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

Photos from the June 16, 2012 Taste History Culinary Tour:

Donnie's Southern Restaurant served soul food cuisine for the Taste History Culinary Tour

Mr. Donnie at Donnie's Southern Restaurant for the Taste History Culinary Tour

The Taste History Tour guests were greeted an entrance of the Sundy House for a tour of the garden and tastings.  Sundy House is the former home of John Shaw Sundy who was the first Mayor of Delray Beach when Delray Beach incorporated in 1911

The Sundy House has an in-house horticulturist who gave a guided tour of the gardens for the Taste History Culinary Tour

Farm-to-table cuisine for the Taste History Culinary Tour. Mango shrimp appetizer created using mangoes and spices grown on the Sundy House property.

One of the chefs on the culinary team at the Sundy House with the General Ganager

Mango ice tea served at the Sundy House for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  The mangoes came for the Sundy House property.

Sundy House chef created the mango cuisine tastings and ice tea for the Taste History Culinary Tour

Bamboo at the Sundy House in Delray Beach

Fish pond at the Sundy House in Delray Beach

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach gave an informative historical overview that included the Jewish American migration in Delray Beach and their use of the St. Paul's parish hall for Jewish services.
  
Scuola Vecchia is a certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Delray Beach, Florida.  Tastings were provided for the Taste History Culinary Tour

The pizza-makers at Scuola Vecchia are trained to create the Pizza Margherita according to Neapolitan standards from 100 years ago.

Stone oven from Naples, Italy is used to cook certified pizzas at ScuolaVecchia in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

The Pizza Margherita is named after Queen Margherita of Italy.  The Taste History Culinary Tour guests watched the pizza-making process and enjoyed tastings of the Pizza Margherita.

Bill Ceasar of Ceasar's Jerk Chicken and Famous Ribs in Boynton Beach,Florida welcomed the guests from the Taste History Culinary Tours

Jerk chicken tastings from Ceasar's Jerk Chicken and Famous Ribs were provided on the Taste History Culinary Tour

Palermo's Bakery of Boynton Beach created a Cannoli cake for dessert tastings in The Cellar at Macy's Boynton Beach, Florida

Baker from Palermo's Bakery of Boynton Beach explained Cannoli cake-making process to the Taste History tour guests

Cannoli cake is derived from the Sicilian pastry by the same name. A Cannoli cake was created by Palermo's Bakery of Boynton Beach for the Taste History Culinary Tour's visit to Macy's Boynton Beach, Florida

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To purchase tickets on-line for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County, visit tastehistoryculinarytours.org or call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Pre-payment is required. Private group tours are also available.

Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am. Pre-payment is required.
  • At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family-owned bakeries and eateries are visited for food tasting. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific.  The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art and craft shops are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, downtowns, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only. 
  • Tour is at least 3 to 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted. 
  • Private group tours are also available during the weekday
  • Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
  • Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
  • Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods served on the tour.  
  • Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.

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Due to the exceeding popularity of the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, the first seven-months sold-out. To meet the demand for the culinary tours, more dates have been added with the tours being expanded to consist of food samplings in historic Lake Worth including Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida. Therefore, the tours are held at 11am year-round on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, plus private group tours are offered. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012.

The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County includes family-owned and locally-operated eateries, markets and urban farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s are provided specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary Tour. The Taste History Culinary Tours are the first food tours of its style in Palm Beach County and are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours include a live guide and are 4-hours with a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 3 to 4 restaurants/eateries/cultural sites for cuisine tastings along with visiting historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are more 20 restaurant/food partners for the culinary tour that are visited on a rotating alternate schedule which means different eateries are visited each tour. Private group tours are also available.

The culinary tours are small-format with the average capacity for the tours being 15 to 20 people.



Taste History is sponsored in part by Macy's which is famous for its culinary tools department; the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
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Upcoming culinary tour 2012 dates (culinary tours are held year-round)


October 2012:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana (October 13th is Sold-out)
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (October 20th is Sold-out)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

November 2012:
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (Sold-out)
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

December 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (The December 1st tour only visits Boynton Beach)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Year 2013
All tours start at 11am
January 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, January 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

February 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

March 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

April 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

May 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

June 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

July 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

August 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, August 24, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

September 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

October 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

November 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

December 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Culinary Tour "brilliant" designation from PB Pulse of Palm Beach Post

PB Pulse
The Palm Beach Post
by Janis Fontaine
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hungry for food history? Take a tour

It was an idea so simple, it was brilliant....
Click here to read full story

Mother Earth Cafe in Downtown Lake Worth serves vegan cuisine that is experienced for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida



To purchase tickets on-line for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County, visit tastehistoryculinarytours.org or call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Pre-payment is required. Private group tours are also available.

Due to the exceeding popularity of the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, the first seven-months sold-out. To meet the demand for the culinary tours, more dates have been added with the tours being expanded to consist of food samplings in historic Lake Worth including Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida. Therefore, the tours are held at 11am year-round on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, plus private group tours are offered. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012.

The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County includes family-owned and locally-operated eateries, markets and urban farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s are provided specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary Tour. The Taste History Culinary Tours are the first food tours of its style in Palm Beach County and are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours include a live guide and are 4-hours with a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 3 to 4 restaurants/eateries/cultural sites for cuisine tastings along with visiting historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are more 20 restaurant/food partners for the culinary tour that are visited on a rotating alternate schedule which means different eateries are visited each tour. Private group tours are also available.
 
The culinary tours are small-format with the average capacity for the tours being 15 to 20 people.
 Effective April 1, 2013, $40 per person is the new rate. Due to the increase in fees that are charged to our organization for the tour bus rental and insurance; an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be effected. The Taste History Culinary Tours program is operated by a non-profit 501c3 organization and run by non-paid volunteers.

Taste History is sponsored in part by Macy's which is famous for its culinary tools department; the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Click LIKE for the Facebook page for Taste History.

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Upcoming culinary tour 2012 dates:

September 2012:
Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

October 2012:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

November 2012:
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (Sold-out)
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

December 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (The December 1st tour only visits Boynton Beach)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Year 2013
All tours start at 11am
January 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, January 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
February 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
March 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
April 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
May 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
June 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
July 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
August 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, August 24, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
September 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
October 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
November 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
December 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wycliffe Country Club residents hosted on delicious tour of Lake Worth & Lantana

Food tastings, art viewing and history learning were merged for a private Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for residents of Wycliffe Country Club of Wellington, Florida.
 
Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso welcomed the tour guests at the Lake Worth Beach as he provided an enthusiastic highlight about the renovations of the famed Lake Worth Casino.  His lively greeting was followed with an epicurean excursion of Lake Worth and Lantana that visited five eateries and markets; plus tours of the Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast,  Lake Worth Art League Gallery, the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and the historic Lake Worth Playhouse  along with a walking tour of the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth.
 
View photos from the Friday, September 7, 2012 epicurean tour:

Michelle at 531 East in Lake Worth created this wonderful welcome sign for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for the residents of the Wycliffe Country Club of Wellington, Florida
 
Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso greeted the Wycliffe Country Club when the bus toured the beach in Lake Worth, Florida. He provided updates about the renovations of the Lake Worth Beach Casino.
 
The Taste History Tour guests arrive at the family-owned Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast in the Parrot Cove Neighborhood of Lake Worth, Florida

The Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast was built in 1915 and was the private residence of former Lake Worth Mayor Thomas "Jack" Barton who was also publisher of the Lake Worth Herald, the oldest buinsess in Lake Worth. 

Mango-infused French toast served at The Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for residents of the Wycliffe Country Club.  This breakfast cuisine was made using mangoes grown on the property.  The origin of French toast dates to the 4th and 5th Century where it appeared in the Roman cookboook Apicius which described French toast as soaking bread in milk although at that time it was not called French toast.  15th-century English recipes described that recipe of soaking bread in milk (or eggs)as "pain perdu" which in French means  "lost bread" referring to stale bread that was enlivened by soaking it in milk or eggs. It's believed that with the immigration of people to America, this French-named dish ("pain perdu")  was referred to as "that French toast."  
 
Alexandra of the Wycliffe Country Club in Wellington, Florida enjoys the mango-infused French toast at the Mango Inn Bred & Breakfast in Lake Worth, Florida which was visited for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Farm-to-table mango-infused French toast made with mangoes grown at the Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast which was visited for the Taste History Culinary Tour of historic Lake Worth hosted for residents of the Wycliffe Country Club

The next visit on the Taste History Culinary Tour was at the gastropub South Shores Tavern which is located in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth, Florida
 
South Shores Tavern's new chef Curtis Hillard has re-invigorated the menu with many appetizers and main courses.  The Taste History Tour guests tasted Chef Hillard's modernized Bruschetta appetizer made with portobelllo mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, pesto sauce on toasted pita bread.


Residents from the Wycliffe Country Club enjoyed the Mushroom Bruschetta at South Shores Tavern located in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida that was visted for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

The Taste History Culinary Tour made its way to the Lake Worth Art League Gallery in the LULA Arts District in Dowtown Lake Worth, Florida.  The Lake Worth Art League was established in 1941 and is one of the oldest continuing art leagues in Palm Beach County, Florida
 
Residents from the Wycliffe Country Club toured the Lake Worth Art League Gallery for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Residents from the Wycliffe Country Club toured the Lake Worth Art League Gallery for the Taste History Culinary Tour

"The Tractor Trailer" by artist George Taylor displayed at the Lake Worth Art League in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida
 
Another welcome was received from the Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso when the Taste History Tour walked to The Juice Bar in the LULA Arts District in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Sandwich wraps at The Juice Bar in Downtown Lake Worth were the tasty treat for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  The sandwhich wrap is a descendant of the Mexican cuisine the burrito.

Alexandra enjoying the sandwhich wraps at The Juice Bar in Downtown Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Fruity smoothies were the drink treat at The Juice Bar for the visit by the residents from the Wycliffe Country Club for the Taste History Culinary Tour of historic Lake Worth, Florida
 
The Lake Worth Chamber Commerce invited the residents from the Wycliffe Country Club on the Taste History Culinary Tour to visit the chamber office for a welcome.
Nadine Burns, Office Manager for the Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce who is also a former Lake Worth City Commissioner greeted the residents from the Wycliffe Country Club during their trip on the Taste History Culinary Tour. 


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth was a coloful experience for the Taste History Culinary Tour that was hosted for the residents of the Wycliffe Country Club of Wellington, Florida.

Joyce Brown, President of the Lake Worth Downtown Cultural Alliance (DCA) and the visionary behind the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth, Florida welcomed the residents from the Wycliffe Country Club of Wellington, Florida.

The Taste History Culinary Tour took residents from the Wycliffe Country Club to the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery which is a non-profit artists co-operative.
 
Emily of Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth created a special Australian dessert for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for residents of the Wycliffe Country Club

The beautifully designed Pavlova pie at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  The Pavlova is named for famed Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

L-R: The Taste History Culinary Tour director Lori with Emily and Alexandra at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.

The Taste History Culinary Tour took the Wycliffe Country Club residents to the Lake Worth Playhouse in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  The Lake Worth Playhouse was established in 1924 as the Oakley Theater.

The Tortilleria in the Tropical Ridge Neighborhood in Lake Worth provided samples of the tortilla which is an ancient cuisine of the Aztec Indians in Mexico dating as far back as 10,000bc.

The finale on the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for residents of the Wycliffe Country Club was George's Meat Market, a culinary institution in the Town of Lantana, Florida.  Tastings of the Beef Stroganoff were provided which was made-from-scratch at George's.




To purchase tickets on-line for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County, visit tastehistoryculinarytours.org or call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Pre-payment is required. Private group tours are also available.

Due to the exceeding popularity of the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, the first seven-months sold-out. To meet the demand for the culinary tours, more dates have been added with the tours being expanded to consist of food samplings in historic Lake Worth including Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida. Therefore, the tours are held at 11am year-round on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, plus private group tours are offered. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012.
 
The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County includes family-owned and locally-operated eateries, markets and urban farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s are provided specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary Tour. The Taste History Culinary Tours are the first food tours of its style in Palm Beach County and are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours include a live guide and are 4-hours with a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 3 to 4 restaurants/eateries/cultural sites for cuisine tastings along with visiting historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are more 20 restaurant/food partners for the culinary tour that are visited on a rotating alternate schedule which means different eateries are visited each tour. Private group tours are also available.

The culinary tours are small-format with the average capacity for the tours being 15 to 20 people.

Taste History is sponsored in part by Macy's which is famous for its culinary tools department; the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Click LIKE for the Facebook page for Taste History.

Go here to sign-up via e-mail and subscribe to this Blog.


Upcoming culinary tour 2012 dates:

September 2012:
Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

October 2012:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

November 2012:
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (Sold-out)
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

December 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (The December 1st tour only visits Boynton Beach)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Year 2013
 All tours start at 11am
 
January 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, January 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
February 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
March 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
April 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
May 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
June 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
July 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
August 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, August 24, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
September 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
October 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
November 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
December 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach