Monday, April 18, 2016

"Monday Meeting: Lori Durante of Taste History Culinary Tours"

The Palm Beach Post's Jennifer Sorentrue has two recent articles about our culinary treasure: Lori Durante. Here is the article that was in last Saturday's (4/16) print edition and an excerpt:

     "[Lori] Durante is one of three local tour operators seizing on a growing trend in the tourism industry — food-themed travel.
     As many as 40 percent of U.S. travelers plan their vacations around food, according to the World Food Travel Association. In Palm Beach County, 28 percent of all tourists cite culinary motivations as the reason for their visit, tourism officials said.
     'Agriculture is a huge industry in our county, and we’re fortunate that our culinary scene benefits from very easy access to an incredible array of farm-fresh products,' said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO for Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing corporation. 'We’re home to many celebrated and award-winning chefs who continue to elevate their craft while utilizing the vast variety of locally-sourced, sustainable products.' "

Use this link to read the article that also appears in today's (Monday, 4/18) print edition. Here are two excerpts:

     ". . .Lori Durante launched Taste History Culinary Tours in 2011, combining the idea of a narrated bus tour with the growing popularity of food tastings.
     She started the venture in Delray Beach, and then added tours in Boynton Beach, Lantana, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village neighborhood and Arts and Entertainment District.

[More information about Lori Durante and her culinary tours. . .]

"About your company: Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is operated by the nonprofit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. We host cultural culinary tours to West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. [emphasis added]

How your business has changed: Technology has caused the biggest change in the nonprofit museum and cultural tourism industry."

If you don't follow Taste History on Twitter, you should. Her Tweets are informative as well as being enthusiastic: