Rhode Island/Maine/Vermont
Fishermen, Farmers & Foodies: A New England Culinary Exploration
Take a bite out of history as your travel from Rhode Island to Maine tasting the local cuisines that have nourished small-town families for hundreds of years.
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Program No. 23089RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

New England’s rich culinary history runs as deep as the apple orchards that dot its landscape. On a unique culinary adventure, get a taste of the Northeast’s past through regional cuisines and meet the farmers who have honed their skills for generations. Transport yourself back to the 1800s at Vermont’s oldest cheesemaker or twist a forkful of fettuccine and imagine yourself as an Italian immigrant settling into Boston’s North End. With expert historians and local chefs, you’ll learn about fisheries, lobster boats and sugarhouses and find that New England’s history is just on the tip of your tongue!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1.5 miles a day over city streets and uneven terrain; getting on/off motorcoach and boats.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Sail on a lobster boat as you learn the history of the profession and pull up your own traps.
  • Listen to local farmers and fisherman explain their craft at fisheries, creameries, organic kelp farms and many more!
  • Taste a variety of dishes that make each state so unique – from Rhode Island’s fresh oysters to Vermont’s cheddar cheese.
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Michelle Topor
Michelle Topor has resided in Boston’s renowned North End — Little Italy — for more than 40 years. She has taught cooking, catered and consulted on Italian food since 1979. Michelle has also served as guest chef at several Boston-area restaurants, including Davio’s “Salute to Calabria” and The Seaport Hotel’s “Les Dames d’Escoffier.” She is recipient of numerous professional diplomas and certificates, among them Madeleine Kamman’s Modern Gourmet.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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