Culinary Tourism - Current News Stories

Culinary tourism guide marks first year
By Linda Bates, Special To The Vancouver Sun
Taste & Travel, a handsome, glossy magazine produced in Canada, is celebrating the completion of a successful first year - a remarkable achievement in a tough economic climate, and at a time when digital publishing is increasingly replacing print. It took a new Canadian, Ottawa-based Janet Boileau, to see that there would be a market for stories about travel and cuisine.
"Culinary travel is a huge area," Boileau said in a phone interview. "Up until now there [have been] food magazines, there are travel magazines, there wasn't a magazine devoted 100 per cent to culinary travel like this is, so it's a first."

Tucson looks to brand itself: Home of the best Mexican food in the U.S.
“This is something that’s been here for decades, now it’s time to tell the rest of the world,” said Chris DeSimone, a tourism industry consultant.Working with the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau (MTCVB), DeSimone has helped launch a branding campaign staking out the Mexican food claim.
Discussing the plan over a plate of fish tacos at La Costa Brava restaurant, 3541 S. 12th Ave., DeSimone said the idea grew out of a bus tour he organized through Gray Line Tours. DeSimone also co-hosts with Joe Higgins a 6-8 a.m. weekday radio talkshow on KVOI 1030-AM and the two collaborate on a biweekly column in Inside Tucson Business.
The “Best of the Barrio” tour takes visitors on a journey to several Mexican restaurants where they can explore the unique culinary traditions.

Exploring Mississippi's Culinatry Trails
By Blake Guthrie
Some of Mississippi's greatest culinary treasures are found in unexpected spots such as roadside shacks, old gas stations and groceryand drug stores. The state's tourism division, along with the Southern Foodways Alliance, based in Mississippi, each have trails dedicated to the unique culinary culture of the Magnolia State. A hearty blend of international and homegrown influences can be found and savored at nearly 100 stops along the trails, from the coast to the delta and the northern hills. Here is a sampling of places to whet the appetite for a food-centric journey..

For decades, Tucson has capitalized on abundant sunshine, unique desert landscapes and golf to try to bring visitors to Southern Arizona. Now, a push has been launched to put Tucson on the culinary map as the home of the best Mexican food in the United States.


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