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Gastro-cultural walking tours in Rome

Have any of you tried apps to serve as your guides?

I found this one this morning and it has good reviews:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eat-ro...

Jul 14, 2011
gochrisgo in Italy

Food tour of Barcelona and Boqueria Market

I'm going to Barcelona on Thursday, August 4. I'm coming on a cruise, so I'll only have the day. I am hoping to find a food tour that morning.

I was very interested in this Context Travel tour, but the tour starts at 10 and our ship doesn't dock until 10. http://www.contexttravel.com/city/Bar...
I had an excellent Context tour in Rome and was hoping for something similar.

Can anyone suggest another Barcelona food tour? There will be 2 of us and our interests are more in home cooking and markets and everyday eating, rather than fine dining.

Jul 07, 2011
gochrisgo in Spain/Portugal

Antipasti Buffet for Large Holiday Party

Hi,

I'm hosting a large holiday party in my small Brooklyn apartment. Inspired by our summetime trip to Italy -- I'd like to serve an antipasti buffet. I'd like it to range from simple to more complicated dishes (maybe 8 -10?), hopefully some that include in-season produce like squash and citrus.

I will be serving a big crowd that will show up over several hours and will include some veggies.

Do you have any suggestions? I am also looking for suggestions on how to make it look attractive. We have a long rustic dining table and a collection of old platters from England so I think they would be a good start.

Thanks for your help and an early Happy Holidays to you!

Nov 01, 2009
gochrisgo in Home Cooking

A Cook's Souvenir from Greece?

phoenikia , thanks for your great advice. Too bad I might not see much of this when I am in Santorni and Mykonos -- sounds like the best stuff is a bit more off the track and I'm not sure if I will be able to get there from my cruise.

Jul 31, 2009
gochrisgo in Europe

A Cook's Souvenir from Greece?

I am traveling to Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini in early September. I'm wondering what a good souvenir for a cook would be? A piece of cookware, or linens or housewares? Thanks for any suggestions of items as well as shops to find these items.

Jul 20, 2009
gochrisgo in Europe

Kitchenware - Milan, or the Piedmont in general?

Grant, I just want to second your request. However, I will be in Rome and Florence ... but still interest in picking up kitchenware as souvenirs from my trip.

I have beautiful linens from my trip last year to Portugal that are a treasure.

Jul 20, 2009
gochrisgo in Italy

appetizer for ceramic spoons

I'd like to try this with tuna for my holiday party. Do you have any suggestions of where to look for photos, recipes or other inspiration?

Nov 25, 2008
gochrisgo in Home Cooking

appetizer for ceramic spoons

I'm so glad you posted this question. I need help with the same thing.

Last year I made Bloody Mary Shrimp -- with shavings of celery, vodka, tomato broth and a shrimp in my spoons, but I'm looking to do something different for this year's Christmas party. Any one have more ideas?

Nov 25, 2008
gochrisgo in Home Cooking

A Cook's Sunday in Paris

Hello,

I wanted to let you know that in the end, I met Julien, a food blogger and writer from http://www.julotlespinceaux.com for our Paris food tour. He was a gracious host -- who met us at the Eiffel Tour with croissants to kick off the day. He took us to a market, bakery, cheese shop, wine shop. He had lots of information and ideas about the real cook's Paris. I highly recommend him and am so glad I found him on this board.

Sep 15, 2008
gochrisgo in France

A Cook's Sunday in Paris

Thanks for the tip Chef June. Have you been on one of her tours?

Unfortunately, at $1000 a halfday, these might be out of my price range.

Jul 28, 2008
gochrisgo in France

A Cook's Sunday in Paris

I will be in Paris for just 15 hours on August 31. I am going on a cruise that stops in Le Havre and I am planning to make the trip into Paris.

I've been to Paris once before and would like to focus this trip around food, particularly cooking and markets. I am worried about the time going by so quickly. Since I don't speak French, I'm worried about losing my way and missing things.

I'm thinking about hiring my own tour guide to show me around on a specialized tour like this. Does that seem like a good idea? Any recommendations on guides?

Thanks so much for your help.

Jul 27, 2008
gochrisgo in France

War and Tea

Awesome headline!

Oct 04, 2007
gochrisgo in Features

Fun with Food Mills

Hey Chow, thanks for quoting my AT post about the food mill. I'd never thought of using it to make grape juice. I'm going to try that out this weekend!

Sep 26, 2007
gochrisgo in Features

Sour Cherry and Green Tea Granité

I picked up sour cherries at the farmer's market today. Is there a way to use the cherries in this recipe, instead of the bottled juice?

Jun 27, 2007
gochrisgo in Recipes

The Cry of an Oyster

Tea, thanks for picking up my post. I thought this was a great "fact finding mission" to explore . . .I heard from a lot of people on this one.

We had a lot of readers feeling the pain of those oysters.

Jun 12, 2007
gochrisgo in Features

Solid-Gold Produce in the Big Apple

Inc magazine had a similar story months ago.

Feb 26, 2007
gochrisgo in Features

Sites and recipe search for WAP/Palm/BlackBerry mobile use

I have problems with the mobile sites from epicurious, nytimes and also chow. i can't tell if it is that the sites aren't ready for prime time or if it is my treo.

Feb 10, 2007
gochrisgo in Food Media & News

Food Tour and Single Day cooking classes in London?

Thanks for all your suggestions. I leave this Friday . . . trying to pick out the classes I'll take this weekend.

Feb 10, 2007
gochrisgo in U.K./Ireland

Food Tour and Single Day cooking classes in London?

This sounds like a great suggestion. These classes are all about 70 pounds each. I suppose that's fair, but in US$ that's $140 for a class that's only a few hours long. Are they that good?

Jan 17, 2007
gochrisgo in U.K./Ireland

Sites and recipe search for WAP/Palm/BlackBerry mobile use

Jfood,

Chow.com and Chowhound.com seem to have special Wap-designed sites, but I can't get them to work for me on the Treo.

I am very unhappy with the Treo usability too. Very disappointing

Jan 12, 2007
gochrisgo in Food Media & News

Food Tour and Single Day cooking classes in London?

I am visiting London in mid-Feb. I'm very interested in taking a food-related walking tour of markets or restaurant kitchens and/or single session cooking class while I am there.

Can anyone make recommendations?

Jan 12, 2007
gochrisgo in U.K./Ireland

Sites and recipe search for WAP/Palm/BlackBerry mobile use

Can anyone recommend food and recipe sites that work well on cell phone and Internet-enabled PDAs? I just got a Treo and would like to use it to browse recipes while not at a computer.

Jan 12, 2007
gochrisgo in Food Media & News

Print Zines about Food

Paul, thanks for the suggestion. This is just the kind of thing I'm looking for. Happen to know any more?

Jan 12, 2007
gochrisgo in Food Media & News

Print Zines about Food

I'm looking for some alternative, artistic voices talking about food? Does anyone know of print 'zines that talk about food? If you know of some, do you know how I can buy copies of them?

Jan 11, 2007
gochrisgo in Food Media & News

Lingering Yeast Infection

I appreciate Bittman's second update. Perhaps I am a "practically remedial" baker, but I didn't know that rapid-rise yeast was also called instant yeast.

I'm not "over it" either. I think it's exciting that this recipe is pushing new people to try bread baking. I also think the recipe has been useful in giving the food blog community something to bond over.

Dec 11, 2006
gochrisgo in Features

Winter 2006 Gift Guide

Fly, there isn't a print magazine anymore. I hope you're not bald yet. :-) The magazine is just online.

Nov 30, 2006
gochrisgo in Features

Meyer Lemon and Black Pepper Cookies

I'm planning a whole cirtus themed Christmas dessert buffet, with a clementine-almond cake and a citrus pavlova. These should fit in great. Thanks for this recipe.

Nov 29, 2006
gochrisgo in Recipes

Savory Onion and Leek Tart

Can you use the food processor to make the pastry dough?

Nov 29, 2006
gochrisgo in Recipes

Looks Count

I think all garnishes should be delicious. Things that don't taste great have no place on a plate.

Nov 29, 2006
gochrisgo in Features

Winter 2006 Gift Guide

Why do you pick Staub over LeCreuset?

I think Silpats are great, but they are hard to give as a gift since you must know the exact size pans the recipient cooks with to make the gift helpful.

Nov 29, 2006
gochrisgo in Features