2009 Boston Globe Travel Show

We’re back from Vegas! I’ll get caught up with my posts either today or tomorrow.

In the meantime, speaking of traveling — I received a press release about a cool event that’s happening in Boston this weekend:


Boston, MA, February 12, 2009 – Whether dinner is around the corner or around the world, The 2009 Boston Globe Travel Show is the ultimate destination for culinary travel adventure. The 2009 Boston Globe Travel Show comes to town February 20-22 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston and this major three-day travel event offers something for everyone – especially the food lover. Star chefs, celebrated food writers, epicurean guides, food artisans and mixologists will offer their insights into the top food destinations around the world.

This year’s culinary travel showcase is bigger than ever before with three stages allowing local chefs and celebrated food writers to offer numerous tastings from some of their top food destinations. Some of the culinary experts joining The Boston Globe Travel Show this year include:

Annie Copps, Food Editor of Yankee Magazine and NBC Today show regular, who will offer a guide through the cheese trails of New England.www.bostonglobetravelshow.com. Children 18 and under are admitted free of charge.www.bostonglobetravelshow.com.

Grant Wood, Samuel Adams’ Brewmaster, offers an inside look at Boston Beer’s brewery tour, and tips on food and beer pairing.

Roberta Dowling, President and executive Chef of Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, previews the school’s March trip to Umbria.

Dede Wilson, Contributing Editor for Bon Appétit magazine, cookbook author and regular guest on CBS Early Show, shares her latest gastro travel discoveries from Italy.

Kenji Alt, burger expert from America’s Test Kitchen.

From European vacations in Paris and London to regional getaways in Vermont and Maine to some of Boston’s best kept secrets, the travel show will make every culinary experience as memorable as the breathtaking landscape. The show will feature a host of culinary presentations from destinations in the U.S. and around the world including:

Taste For Travel– tastings featuring Irish smoked salmon, Southern BBQ sliders, Indian masala, Tuscan olive spread, and New Orleans shrimp gumbo.

A Taste of Two Cities from Eurostar, the high speed train linking the hearts of London and Paris- Enjoy an English and French cheese and wine tasting.

Flavours of Flanders– Including Belgian chocolate and kriek, the unique cherry beer.

Clamstand Confidential: What’s the secret to frying the perfect fried clam? – Hear it from the experts at Woodman’s.

Toast to Taste For Travel from India Tourism- Learn to make sweet and savory lassi.

Epicurean Ways – Taste this year’s virgin olive oils with Spanish culinary travel specialists.

Tourism Ireland– Enjoy the tastes of Ireland that have transformed the American table.

Hebrew National Franks, the pride of Fenway Park- Taste the monster.

In addition, The Boston Globe Travel Show will feature presentations from Cabot Cheese, Legal Seafood and America’s Test Kitchen. The show will also explore the food festivals from around the world including; Caribbean food festivals and Puerto Rico’s culinary extravaganza, Savor Saborea. Puerto Rico Tourism will even be giving away a free trip including tickets and lodging to Savor Saborea 2009. Cooking demonstrations will be conducted with induction burners and supplies thanks to Viking Kitchen. All sessions are open to ticketed attendees of The Boston Globe Travel Show. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

More than 18,000 people are expected to explore the 2009 Boston Globe Travel Show on February 20-22 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. In addition to the culinary activity, this major three-day travel event will feature exhibitors from around the world, trip giveaways, travel deals exclusive to the show, cultural presentations, book signings and much more.

The Travel Show will be open to the public on Friday, Feb. 20 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 for Saturday or Sunday. The Friday night preview is free. Tickets are available at the show or in advance at

All information about the show, culinary presentations, as well as a full list of exhibitors can be found on The Boston Globe Travel Show Web site at

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