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Online help for FVG?

CindyJ Aug 9, 2013 06:33 AM

Reading the post http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911534 and linked article in the NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/dining/food-sherpas-guide-you-to-a-citys-culinary-secrets.html introduced me to Elizabeth Minchilli's amazing culinary blog http://www.elizabethminchilliinrome.c.... Reading through her blog left me wondering whether there are any online resources I might tap into for an upcoming trip to FVG -- apps, websites, etc. I love the idea of getting to know the local food scene through culinary walks and tours, and maybe even in-home meals, but I'm not sure where to begin. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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    ekc Aug 9, 2013 10:16 AM

    Ciao Cindy! We visited FVG 2 years ago and when researching the trip I could find very little online - which I saw as a good thing! Do you have Fred Plotkin's book? I used it to help with that trip and many others.

    I am fairly certain I posted a trip report about that trip in 2011. If not let me know I will post about the FVG portion of that trip.

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      CindyJ Aug 9, 2013 01:50 PM

      Hi, ekc! I absolutely know I read your report last spring, and I thought I had saved it, but I'm embarrassed to say I'm just not able to locate it. Could you be so kind as to re-post the FVG portion? You had also given me a link to SlowFood, which is a GREAT website.

      Yes, I do have Plotkin's "Italy for the Gourmet Traveller". I was hoping to find something downloadable so I don't have to carry that tome along in my suitcase.

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        ekc Aug 9, 2013 03:48 PM

        What I usually do with the Plotkin book is just photocopy the pages for the region we will be visiting and bring those with me. You could also scan the pages as a .pdf.

        I will do a new post with the FVG portion of my trip report. You are going to have a great trip - FVG was one of my favorite places and the food was fantastic!

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          ekc Aug 12, 2013 10:43 AM

          Cindy, I just reposted the FVG portion of my trip report - hope you like it. Made me hungry re-reading it!

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          jen kalb Aug 9, 2013 08:34 PM

          you might be interested in this one too
          http://www.amazon.com/La-Terra-Fortun...

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            CindyJ Aug 10, 2013 07:53 AM

            Thanks! I just put a hold on it at my local library.

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        barberinibee Aug 10, 2013 01:59 PM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733817

        also

        http://www.fodors.com/news/story_2870.html

        http://www.bunkycooks.com/2012/08/tra...

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          CindyJ Aug 11, 2013 10:33 AM

          Thanks, barberinibee! GREAT links!

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            barberinibee Aug 11, 2013 01:53 PM

            I just remembered this one if you will be traveling between October and December

            http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2011/sep/09/invito-a-pranzo-food-festival

            or if you going next month

            http://www.elmagos.it/useful_links.htm

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              CindyJ Aug 12, 2013 06:28 AM

              Thanks! Unfortunately I'll be traveling too early for the October events and too late for the September festival.

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          jangita Aug 11, 2013 02:02 PM

          Have you read this/:
          http://www.fodors.com/news/story_2870...

          It's a bit old but good info.

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            CindyJ Aug 12, 2013 06:25 AM

            Yes, thanks. I've come across several links for that article -- and it's quite interesting and useful.

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