Know a better way to get acquainted with local flavors and la couleur locale than taking in the local food scene on foot.
Two prizes on the European List of Menu for Hope 5 do just that.
First is Monday at the Market for Two (in Florence, Italy) offered by Judy Witts of Over a Tuscan Stove.
Judy describes it as follows:
of all this Tuscan, will take you on a guided walking tour and tasting at the foodie mecca, the Central Market in Florence, and lunch at the Trattoria Sergio Gozzi
, listed in Slow Food's guide to the Osteria's of Italy.
During lunch the Diva will also help you with planning your meals here!
Can be held on other days as well (market closed on Sunday)"
This is good for two people with a 250€ value and is valid for one year, Prize Code EU12
Second, A Taste of Nice (France, that is) courtesy of Rosa Jackson at Les Petits Farcis.
Here is what it is all about in Rosa's words:
"On a fascinating three-hour tour, you will learn about the history of Nice and its food and taste such unexpected delicacies as pissaladière (caramelized onion tart), socca (chick pea pancake), fougasse (Provençal flatbread) and tourte de blettes
(a sweet pie with a surprise ingredient). You will also sample a
selection of Provençal olive oils, taste vinegars flavored with passion
fruit or piment d'Espelette, discover the secrets of French cheese and
visit an artisanal pork butcher.
Depending on the day and your wishes, the market tour may take place
at the famous Cours Saleya market or at the Libération market just
north of the train station, which is popular with locals for its many
small farmers, its selection of Mediterranean fish and its covered
market selling some of the best cheese and charcuterie in town."
Wants to make your mouth water in advance, check The Petit Farcis Market Tour as pictured by Leigh Wolf (on Flickr, November 2008).
I borrowed her snapshot of the Cheese Stand above as an illustration.
This Taste of Nice street tour is good for 2 people, has a value of 160€ and is Prize Code EU23
Cannot wait to take a shot at winning either (or both) of these wunderbar prizes, head for the Donation Page...
Make Last Week of 2008 an Orgy of Giving, Menu for Hope V extended to December 31st