People Will Eat Anywhere!
Tasty Trips by Patty Liston
Hit the road and see what gastronomic delicacies await when you get outside your own backyard. People Will Eat Anywhere! takes us on a couple "Tasty Trips" and suggests there's a wonderful world of wonderful food just waiting for our discovery!
"Indian Summer" is a time to not only enjoy the last of warm summer days and nights, but to squeeze in another weekend road trip (OK, fly, if you're too far to drive) before the snow flies.
For our readers in the Midwest, consider the "Heartland Farm Tour:"
Where: Little Traverse Bay, MI; Leelanau Peninsula, MI; or Mount Carroll, IL
What: Discover on a sustainable farm tour how ingredients like organic meat, milk, and veggies are produced. Then, in a same-day cooking class, craft them into dishes such as bison medallions with wild mushrooms.
Details: "Learn Great Foods" runs tours and classes most weekends during the summer and early Fall (farm tours, $85; cooking classes, $65; 866-240-1650, www.learngreatfoods.com).
For our readers in the Northeastern part of Canada and the United States, consider the "North Atlantic Seafood Affair:"
Where: Nova Scotia, Canada
What: For three days, tour the island's smokehouses, lobster pounds, fishing wharves, and mushroom woods from your home base at cozy, spruce-log Trout Point Lodge. In seafood-cooking classes, you'll concoct dishes like ceviche with organic ingredients.
Details: This year, Trout Point Lodge will hold trips Sept. 8-10 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1
($675, including lodging; 902-482-8360, www.troutpoint.com).
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