Sunday, June 23, 2013

Art and Cuisine, a Delicious Combination on Food Tour

By Traci Miller
Tour-Guide-In-Training

The Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History presented another successful Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic downtown Delray Beach and Boynton Beach Florida.  The tour visited Dee Dee’s conch, rib and crab shack, the Boca Raton Artists Guild, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Scuola Vecchia pizzeria, Marianne’s Gourmet shop, and the Secret Garden Café and their Urban Farm.
 
Kale from the Urban Farm in Downtown Boynton Beach, Florida was used to prepare a cuisine for the Taste History.
One of the enticing tastes served on this tour, was at the Secret Garden Café, which featured a Kale and peanut salad.  Kale is a form of cabbage, and considered to many to be a wild cabbage.  Its origins date back to Greece, in the 4th century BC.  During the times of rationing in America during WWII kale was a part of the “Dig for Victory” campaign, as it was a leaf that provided many nutrients, during a time when food was somewhat scarce.  The peanut is indigenous to Peru, and was later spread throughout the world through the early Spanish Conquistadors.  The Secret Garden Café also offered tastings of its Spaghetti Squash, Fried Green Tomatoes and Hibiscus Tea.
 
Here is the photo diary from the February 23, 2013 Taste History Tour:
 
Farmer Sherry of the Boynton Urban Farm welcomes the Taste History Tour guests. 

Taste History Tour guests visiting the Urban Farm in Downtown Boynton Beach
 
 
Tour-guides-in-training Traci and Elena a the farm-to-table Secret Garden Café in Downtown Boynton Beach for the Taste History Culinary Tour
 
The Artists Guild Gallery is the newest cultural addition to the Taste History Culinary Tour.  On this date, Taste History made its first visit to the gallery located in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

Taste History toured the Artists Guild Gallery located in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

(Right) Roni DiSabello, President of the Artists Guild Gallery, speaks with a guests from the Taste History Culinary Tour

Artwork displayed at the Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach that was visited for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
 
 
Dee Dee of the namesake Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack served her popular Bahamian conch fritters and barbecue ribs for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
 
 Delectable “Lady Fingers” (conch fritters), and “Willie Ribs”, from Dee Dee’s Conch, Rib and Crab Shack of Delray Beach.   Bahamian cuisine at Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack was a hearty tastings for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
 
Rev. Marcia Beam of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church shared the Bahamian church and history experience for the guests on the Taste History Culinary Tour.
 
On our way to Scuola Vecchia, a Neapolitan pizzeria in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

Tantalizing Neapolitan pizza is always a hit with the Taste History tour guest, courtesy of Scuola Vecchia.  Get it while it’s hot! Pizza Margherita in-the-making.
 
Marianne’s Gourmet Shop of Delray serving, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies, a pesto cheese torte, and black bean dip for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
Photos by Lori J. Durante
 
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To purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tours go hereCall 561-243-2662.
Click here for private group tour information.
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. The Taste History Culinary Tours are open to the general public on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Private group tours are also available.

Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
  • 3 to 4 eateries visited for food tastings. The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or art galleries are visited
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only
  • Tour is 3 to 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • 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
Due to the exceeding popularity of the non-profit 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 program is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana program is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012.

The non-profit 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 alternating trips to historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are now more 30 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. The tour cannot accommodate dietary restrictions and dietary substitutions cannot be provided.
Effective April 1, 2013, $40 per person is the new rate for the general public tours. 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 affected. The Taste History Culinary Tours program is operated by a non-profit 501c3 organization.  Special rates apply for Private Group Tours.
 
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 2013 dates (culinary tours are held year-round and tours are offered to the general public. Pre-payment required)
Year 2013
All tours start at 11am

January 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 19th is sold-out)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

February 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana (February 9th is sold-out)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, February 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach(February 23rd is Sold-out)
 


March 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana (March 9th is Sold-Out)

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 ( May 11th is the Mother's Day Weekend Culinary Tour. Seats are available)

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 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana

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


Tours are offered year-round.  Click here to purchase tickets.
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