Taste Paris – food scouting @ Google Maps
Taste Paris – food scouting @ Google Maps
Well, here you have it, I just made the final reservation for the train and the hotel for my flavour finding trip to Paris. No way back now…
Almost completely unexpected I’ll be going on an impromptu food-shoot trip to Paris later this week. Getting the train early (very early) Thursday morning, I’ll be there before lunch. And perhaps even to squeeze in some sweets before lunch.
I’ve got 17 flavours on my list which I need to make pictures from before I leave again early Friday evening. So now just a quick update, getting you ready for my Parisian travel notes.
Finally, after two months of other priorities, I am finally able to get back to the Blazer Guides business. And I can tell you, it’s great to be back behind my desk once more.
I am bustling with ideas on how to get the Famous Flavours Amsterdam guide into the world. First I have to make some finishing touches to the app and the ebook, though, and that is exactly what makes me nervous right now; it appears that I’ve got a memory like a sieve. All my technology knowledge seems to be evaporated. So first priority right now is to freshen up my app development skills. Well, repetion is said to be the best way to learn, so I will look at the bright side of it all. Until I am well underway, however, I have stopped the subscriptions to all of those incredibly interesting and inviting LinkedIn group discussion updates. Receiving those in my inbox on a daily basis made me quite nervous because of all the opportunities of participating in stimulating conversations I kind of ignored. Better not to know about them, I guess.
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I am addicted to researching, I love to scout for unknown (to me) information – whether it’s to write the “did you know” sections of the travel guides or as in this example to solve technical challenges. The fun thing is that with the Internet at my finger tips the premise is quite simple; every answer is already available – the key is to ask the right question. Love it! In a few days I’m able to share the first results of the app – completely based upon online education. [wp_connect_like_button href="" send_button="disabled" layout="standard" width="600" show_faces="enabled" verb="like" colorscheme="light" font="arial" ref="" /][wp_connect_comments href="" width="600" num_posts="6" colorscheme="light" /]
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Wild boar on my mind
When you think of traditional flavours in the Maremma region in Tuscany, one of the most obvious choices that pop into mind is the wild boar. Or cinghiale, in Italian. At least, that’s what you should be thinking of as of now.
Capalbio is an incredibly charming little fortified town at the Costa d’Argento in the Tuscan Maremma region and definitely worth a visit, even outside the wild boar season. Be warned though, you need some planning ahead since there is only one hotel: Valle de Buttero (serves a great breakfast, by the way, and has wonderful staff).
A few know-worthy titbits about wild boars:
Time for some tasting!
Visiting the Sagra del Cinghiale in Capalbio was a great way to get acquainted with several famous local culinary specialties of the Costa d’Argento and the Maremma region in general. At the festival you could taste four delicious wild boar dishes, proudly prepared by the male local community members:
All I can say is: the Maremma people earn two big thumbs up for the way they prepare their wild boar and I can definitely advise you give these traditional local dishes a try yourself during your visit to this region.
This article is also posted on feelthebreezeoftuscany.com, the promotional website of the Consorzio Maremmare, who invited me to join this great tour through the south of Tuscany.
If I would eat half of it… Doesn’t it look amazing?
@Jacketz, Leiden, NL
So, I’arrived at the airport, more than two hours in advance for a change. I’m about to leave rainy Amsterdam behind and spend a busy weekend under the Tuscan sun!
I’m invited by the tourist board,of the Costa d’Argento, in the Tuscan Maremma region for a three day trip to get to know the area. I’ll tackle this experience as a true curious food lover and keep you updated about my finds!