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Sign Up For These Women-Led Culinary Tours With Celebrity Chefs

Pack your passport and pan for these unmissable food experiences conducted by famous chefs who will take you on in-depth explorations of regional culinary traditions

Food tourism is on the upswing, with many travel brands offering unique and memorable gastronomic experiences around the world. Exploring a place&rsquos cuisine is one of the best ways to learn about its culture, and these food tours, led by celeb chefs, will encourage you to do both.

Foraging And Feasting At A National Park In The US

A glam canvas tent, a forest-to-table experience, and a Food Network star&mdashdaring gourmets must sign up for a culinary experience with Firelight Camps led by foraging enthusiast Sarah Kelsen, who will take you on a tour of Buttermilk Falls State Park, an 811-acre state park located southwest of Ithaca, New York, United States. You will learn about the region&rsquos wild edible flowers, berries, nuts, mushrooms, and leaves. Following that, Food Network personality Emma Frisch shows newly minted foragers how to turn their discoveries into a feast.

More info here.

Discovering The Food And Coast Of Ireland

Bog & Thunder is a regenerative travel and tourism company highlighting the best of Irish food and culture. They offer bespoke food tours and curated culinary experiences The eco-travel firm specialises in cuisine and tours of Ireland, from Cork to Dublin to Galway, with each small group incorporating a collaboration with an Irish artisan, chef, producer, or creative. Food serves as the foundation for each tour, which revolves around a central subject. The company&rsquos Irish Collaborations are led by hospitality and sustainability specialist Kate McCabe and James Beard-nominated chef and restaurateur Max Sussman. On these trips, you can sample outstanding whisky, discover how to smoke wild fish, forage wild plants, harvest and eat seaweed, and much more. Bog & Thunder also partners with Zingerman&rsquos, an artisan food giant, to co-lead its Ireland tours.

More info here.

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Exploring Culinary Histories Around The World 

Tour de Forks is a boutique culinary tourism company whose objective is to discover a destination, its history, and its culture through its cuisine. The journey is experiential and adheres to the principles of the Slow Food movement travellers interact with artisans and local and Michelin-starred chefs. Their cultural travel experiences highlight the artisanal food producers, family-owned wineries, local artisans, artists, and boutique hoteliers who characterise their communities. The boutique culinary travel company, founded by the New York-based lesbian couple Melissa Joachim and Lisa Goldman, has also enlisted the help of celebrity chef Anita Lo (Top Chef, Iron Chef) to lead their group expeditions, where she uses her culinary skills to teach their guests about their destination&rsquos local food and how to prepare it.

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