Smell it! Nice and Florence Walking Food Tours, Menu for Hope 5

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:

"The Diva 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).

Cheese market

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

Previous Post

A Punk Christmas with Poly Styrene and Goldblade

Dec 25
Owen Adams asks Is it possible to be a punk at Christmas? (The Guardian, December 23rd, 2008) and then goes to declare that "Anyone of punk ilk is declaring City of Christmas Ghosts the best festive song since Fairytale of New York, another song of impish sentimentalism." Does the video below convinces you? It marries Poly Styrene (X Ray Specs) with Goldblade. Related: Cook and Groove with Neneh Cherry
Next Post

Why Can't I Download Music from Rhapsody to Zune MP3 Player?

Dec 27
I have been using Rhapsody for a couple of years now, do enjoy it even with the lack of Frank Zappa and King Crimson tunes. I just realized this Christmas though that upgrading to Rhapsody to Go did not amount to much. The only MP3 Players supported by the To Go service are Sandisk Sansa ones. This Christmas 2008, I bought my 16 year old a 8GB Zune Player upon his request (he likes the...