But if you're not able to pony up for airfare and lodging, Paulette and local food blogger Annakate Tefft have come up with a way for us locals to take a tour of such culinary delicacies as Ethiopian injera, Turkish stuffed grape leaves, Kurdish flatbread, Thai-style curry, Mexican tongue tacos and Indian chutney without ever leaving the 37211 zipcode. On Sept. 17, they will be leading a small group of intrepid globetrotters on a daylong tour of Turkish cafes, Iraqi bakeries and ethnic markets.
The tour is $95 and includes all your food and drink, a copy of the latest issue of Alimentum and transportation. Here are the rest of the details:
Who: Alimentum Eat & Greet Tour: Nolensville Pike
Paulette Licitra, Publisher & Tour Host
Annakate Tefft, Director of Public Relations & Tour Host
When: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Guided tour costs $95 per person, limit 10 people. Tour includes transportation (from group meeting point below), lunch and tastings from an assortment of restaurants, markets and bakeries along the Nolensville Pike corridor, the latest copy of Alimentum Journal, and fun times with fellow local foodies.
Where: Tour departs at 9:30 a.m. sharp (we’ve got a lot to cover!); meeting location TBD
Why: To wake up your palate, push your culinary limits, and expose a relatively untouched world of ethnic dining in our own backyard. And honestly, why not?!
Sounds like a really fun day of lunching and learning with two great tour guides and a vanload full of like-minded foodies. Sign up soon!