Food Destinations: The Roundup!
Update: Food Destinations is back! Click here for details on FD #2.
Here, finally, is the roundup of the Food Destinations event. A huge, heart-felt, tummy-rumbling thank you to everyone that participated and allowed us to visit your city or town virtually! My mouth was watering just reading the descriptions.
Several people have asked me (especially since I confused things by moving the deadline...shame on me) if it's going to be repeated. I am thinking about it - perhaps to have some future rounds that are dedicated to one theme (bakeries, or farmer's markets, for example). So..all I can say at the moment is... stay tuned!
Now on with the roundup, organized by geographical area.
Moving south of the border to the U.S. (and to the west and a bit north geographically), Ellen of Cool on the Hill writes up her favorite food destinations in St. Paul, Minnesota. She writes, "Saint Paul isn't really a place where people visit—it's a place where people live. So the food scene has a nice, neighborhoody vibe to it."
Laura of Laura Rebecca's Kitchen writes up her favorite destinations in beautiful Seneca Lake, New York, in the Finger Lakes region. I've been lucky enough to go to the 'obvious' one, Moosewood, but the other places sound great too!
Nupur of One Hot Stove writes about places to get her three favorite foods in New York City: "If you visit NYC, don't leave without tasting these three foods. They have one thing in common...CARBS baby, yeah!"
Jumping over to the left coast, we start by visiting Seattle with Chris of wrdnrd.net. Markets, restaurants, shops, and hints for out-of-towners..it's all there. For some reason I've never been to Seattle, but I know that I must someday!
Asia and Australia
Lili of My Musingz writes about the great coffee houses in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan.
Although Isil of Veggie Way lives in Algiers now, she takes us back to her hometown, Istanbul, Turkey for a mouthwatering culinary tour. (Note: I realize Turkey is only sort of half in Europe...) Istanbul yet another place on my must-go-to list of foodie destinations!
Back in Switzerland, and Pamela of Posie's Place writes about two of her favorite places in Basel, The Angry Monk and Lily's Stomach Supply. You have to love that Basel sense of humour in naming their restaurants!
I hope you've enjoyed this culinary world tour!
And now, the prizes go to...
I promised that three participants in this inaugural Food Destinations event will receive prize packages. Well, we (the informal panel of judges) just had the hardest time picking three because all the entries made our mouths water. So, to keep things fair, we decided to put our very favorite entries in a virtual hat, and draw them at random.
So...the prizes go to:
A box of Swiss goodies will be on their way soon!
Thank you once more to everyone that participated...and again, stay tuned here for future Food Destinations events!