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  1. David
    July 15, 2015 @ 1:02 am

    That plate of pasta looks like something out of a dream … real spaghetti is something to behold!

  2. Matthew Cheyne
    November 12, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

    I would love to do one of these not just in Melbourne but for every city I visit. Melbourne has tonnes of food tours, too many to count. Is there a way of finding out how good food tours are before you sign up for them? Something like a Tripadvisor for food tours?

    • Ali Garland
      November 12, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

      Hi Matthew! I’m at the point where I purposely look for food tours when I’m planning a trip just by searching “food tours” plus the city or country. As far as reviews, sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp do have reviews of these tours. Search “Eating Italy Food Tours reviews” and you’ll see links to both of those sites as well as other sites that have reviewed them, like blogs such as mine. Or just go directly to TripAdvisor or Yelp (or if there’s another review site you like) and search for the company there.

      • Matthew Cheyne
        November 12, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

        Thank you again Ali! I thought there would be reviews somewhere. I think I might do a food tour or two in Melbourne when I get to planning my first overseas trip just to see how it goes for me health wise. It shouldn’t be too big a deal for me provided that there is not too much walking in one of these tours.

        • Ali Garland
          November 13, 2014 @ 10:11 am

          Glad to help Matthew! The food tours I’ve been on do involve some walking, but not a ton. They’re usually restricted to one neighborhood so at most you’re walking for about 5 minutes at a time. The bigger issue might be the amount of time spent on your feet, just standing. I don’t know if that is a problem for you, but just get in touch before you book anything and explain your situation. They’ll be able to let you know what to expect, if it will work for you, and if there’s any way to modify things to accommodate you.

  3. Agata
    November 12, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    This is an excellent post Ali! I think that food and the local history always go hand in hand. Knowing one gets you closer to the second. I always enjoyed geographical history enriched with food parts, especially in Italy. Oh my, I’m so hungry now!

    • Ali Garland
      November 12, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

      Thanks Agata! I completely agree with you that the food and the history go together, and it’s great to explore both to learn more about the culture. I’ve never considered myself a foodie, but I’m enjoying these kinds of tours more and more when I travel. And isn’t food half the reason most people come to Italy anyway?