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London Gastro Tour: Borough Market edit

The day was perfect and the company fantastic! We (The Nokia Food Bloggers) went on a tour of the Borough Market in London. The charming Celia Brooks Brown was our guide. To give you an idea of what we experienced, next follows an excerpt from Celia's website:

...Hear the extraordinary history of this ancient market and share an insider's view. We start the day with elevenses / brunch at the glorious ROAST restaurant perched above the market, then follow with lots of specially arranged tastings: scallops, rare breed meats, olive oils, Ceylon tea, exotic Mexican chillies, Italy's most prized Parmesan cheese, and many more, plus a chance to hear the stories behind the creation of these fabulous artisan foods. We'll sit down for a wine tasting at Bedale's accompanied by a spread of delicious French goodies, concluding with a tasting of simple tapas combinations at Brindisa Spanish Foods. Head over to her website to learn more about her gastrotours...

Now enjoy the photos, they were all taken with my new N95 8GB:

1. Girl Interrupted Eating & The Cooking Diva, 2. Maria Luisa from Mil Sabores, 3. Perfectly round mini carrots, 4. Stylish purple-orange carrots, 5. Mushrooms, tasty mushrooms!

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  • by Chef Melissa
  • March 20, 2008
  • 11:47 pm

A Taste of Panama - Culinary Tours edit

Barb1_2 Our tours are designed to provide unique and exotic gastronomic journeys, a once-in-a-life time experience in our country, better known as the "Bridge of the World," where modern life beautifully blends with nature's bounty.

Experience the flavors of the unique and traditionally loved culinary jewels of Panama on a gourmet tour. Our itineraries are designed with the food-lover in mind and include casual cooking classes by international Chef Melissa De Leon and other local professional chefs, tastings, visits to markets, exclusive visits to artisan producers as such as: bakers, cheese makers, coffee plantations, organic fruit and vegetable gardens, edible insects and edible flower farms.

We offer non-cooking options for companions who don't want to spend time in the kitchen. This tour is also perfect for the people who have just made Panama their home, for the tourists, for the locals, high school students and YOU. Tours available in English and Spanish.

Private and Custom Culinary Tours
 
If you want to enjoy a private or custom tour, tailored to your needs, this option is the answer to your prayers. We will design a special edition of any of our tours or a totally unique itinerary to fit your calendar, destinations and activities you want to include. We invite you to consider this option when planning: corporate team-building events, business meetings, business incentive trips, weddings, family reunions and friend gatherings. It will be an unforgettable adventure. Tours available in English and Spanish.


For details of our tours and other services please contact Panama Gourmet.

  • by Chef Melissa
  • June 14, 2007
  • 2:35 pm

For the love of farmers’ markets edit

There is an almost romantic relationship between a cook and the food markets. It is an idyllic, prolific desire to find the veggies, fish, seafood, meats and other ingredients in their most natural environment. We want to talk to them.

Since having a vegetable garden, or raising a few cows in our backyard is not always a choice, we chose to visit the farmers markets, dairy farms so we can have the freshest produce, milk and meats from animals which have been grass feed and raised humanely.

Farmers markets are a traditional method used by farmers worldwide to sell their produce directly to consumers. By avoiding the increasingly industrialized food production, and the broker fees involved in the process of selling those products in supermarkets, the consumer gets the freshest ingredients at excellent prices.

This time we are sharing some photos we took a few weeks ago, while taking C.J. Schexnayder from Kleph blog (an American food blogger based in Peru) in a tour of Panama City's markets. We had so much fun!

From San Felipe Neri Public Market in Panama City, Panama:

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From The Fish Market (Mercado del Marisco) in Panama City, built by the Japanese Government:

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  • by Chef Melissa
  • April 22, 2007
  • 12:15 pm

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