Category Archive: Taking a Tour

These posts will be about the tours we do.

Aug 08

A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

At the end of two weeks of eating in New York City we still felt like we’d missed something. We’d had the gamut of food experiences, at all quality and price levels, from gastro-pubs to gastronomic fine-diners, hot dogs to hamburgers, from ‘ethnic’ to American, but we still didn’t quite ‘get’ New York food. And …

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Aug 02

Lower East Side Immigrant Stories at the Tenement Museum

Each day as we walk through Alphabet City and the East Village, our ‘home’ for two weeks, the main language we hear on the streets and in the grocery stores is Spanish. A large percentage of the local population is from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Ecuador, and every restaurant kitchen seems to be …

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Jul 29

Discovering the City through its Villages: Greenwich Village

Although it isn’t our first time in New York City, we’re still finding it overwhelming. It’s a colossal city, with so much on offer that it’s hard to know where to start exploring and what to do. One thing in our favour is that we have done all the sights – Central Park, Empire State …

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Jun 30

Tsukiji Fish Markets, Tokyo: Part 2

After visiting the Tsukiji fish markets proper (see Part 1 of this post), our guide for the day, Tokyo foodie and sake expert, Etsuko Nakamura, takes us across the road for a wander around the outer market. “For me, this is just as interesting, if not more interesting in some ways, than visiting the fish …

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Jun 30

Taking Stock at Tsukiji Fish Markets in Tokyo

Although many of our readers seem to think we’re on a one-year round-the-world food odyssey rather than a contemporary version of the Grand Tour – we just like visiting food markets and talking to chefs, waiters, restaurateurs, and ‘foodies’, that’s all – I was ambivalent about visiting the tuna auction at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Markets. Don’t …

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