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Michele Topor's Boston Food Tours

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Address: Six Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
Phone Number: +1 617-523-6032
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Description: Join us as we celebrate our 20th year providing culinary walking tours of...
Join us as we celebrate our 20th year providing culinary walking tours of Boston's "Little Italy" North End and Chinatown. Boston Food Tours embraces Michele Topor's passion for all things culinary. Trained as a professional chef, Michele has taught cooking, catered, and consulted since 1979. Michele's cooking classes, market tours and culinary trips to Italy have been featured on the Travel Channel, TV Food Network, HGTV and CNN, as well as on the radio, and in various national and international publications. Close your eyes and imagine strolling down quaint and narrow streets while enjoying colorful sights, tantalizing aromas, and chaotic sounds as we wind our way through neighborhoods alive with colorful immigrant history and undiscovered "hidden gems". Both walking tours are like cooking classes on foot. You will learn how Mediterranean and Asian cultures prepare and enjoy their food, and how their dishes have been adapted to American kitchens. The secret of a cuisine is the high quality of ingredients, a sense of regional tradition and an understanding of the culture. In order to help you choose the best products, we visit the local merchants who stock the highest quality and most authentic ingredients, while learning how to avoid fraudulent imitations. On our tours, each stop provides a sample tasting of specific food ingredients and delicacies, often a benchmark flavor of that cuisine. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides offer cooking tips for incorporating these essential foods into your own recipes. As you become immersed in a world of ethnic flavors, you will learn the secrets of the world's healthiest cuisines. Our tours give you an insider's view of the vibrant, thriving ethnic enclaves. You will gain confidence in how to select the essential products that are both delicious and healthy. Your world and dinner will never be the same. Join us on Boston's oldest and most original culinary walking tour of "Little Italy" (North End) and Chinatown, and learn everything you must know to enjoy traditional Italian and Chinese foods in order to nourish your body in the way that nature intended.
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I first enjoyed this tour in 1998 and have suggested it to friends ever since. I just completed the tour again with 4 friends this weekend and have to say it was even more fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Milford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I first enjoyed this tour in 1998 and have suggested it to friends ever since. I just completed the tour again with 4 friends this weekend and have to say it was even more fun than the first. Michele is so knowledgeable, passionate and fun that you leave happy, inspired and ready to shop for and eat at the the... More 

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Readfield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our experience with our guide, Jackie, on the Michelle Torpor's Chinatown Food Tour was excellent. She mixes in a good deal of history of the area, its inhabitants, life in Chinatown with her exceptional knowledge of Chinese food. Having done one other excellent food tour in Chicago, I had high expectations, and Jackie really made our afternoon wonderful. We visited... More 

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Damariscotta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You don't have to be a chef--you just have to enjoy good food! This tour is useful for locals who want to know WHERE to shop, but it's also useful for those "from away" who want to know HOW to shop. Whatever your interest, you might want to bring a pen and notebook. There's a wealth of good information, and... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There were 6 of us on the tour on a Thursday morning. We met at 9.20 am and the tour finished just after a fabulous dim sum lunch at 1 pm. Glad it finished as I could not have eaten another morsel! Knowledgeable and inclusive guide. We learnt about the history of Chinatown to current issues. We visited traditional shops... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Loved this tour! If you are interested in cooking, a little history of the North End and Italian food you will love this tour. You visit a variety of different places including but not limited to a bakery, green grocer, artisan bread baker, fresh pasta/deli, liquor store with tastings all along the way. Very casual, great guide, very informative and... More 

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Northville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a must see if you even slightly enjoy food. The ins and outs of the food stores in The North End by our guide Suzi made this a fantastic adventure. The knowledge of how and why things are so much better than the box stores was willingly and gladly explained and tasted. I will do it again on... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I bought this for my entire family for Christmas. Michele torpor guided us through the north end. We learned about the history, the people, the food, ingredients, and cooking. It was fantastic! Everyone loved her and the tour. We sampled lots of ingredients too! If you want an engaging and enjoyable experience, this is one not to be missed.

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went on the gluten free tour of the North End with Rebecca. It really was marvelous! She had made bread and biscotti that was gluten free so no one would miss out. The shops were so interesting and she explained the differences in balsamics, olive oils, cheese. It was very informative. It was cold and snowing the entire time, but... More 

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Saugus, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went on a Gluten free tour two weeks ago and that tour was great the weather was pretty awful(snow/rain and it was chilly). Our guide was great(knowledgable and informative) although I can't recall her name right now. and I can only imagine how much more fun it would have been if we could eat gluten.

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beth, our guide, did an amazing job guiding us through the North End! We learned so much about the neighborhood and Italian food. Great way to celebrate a birthday!

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Address: Address: Six Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113
Phone Number: +1 617-523-6032
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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