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Online help for FVG?

Reading the post http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911534 and linked article in the NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/din... 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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  1. 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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    1. re: ekc

      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.

      1. re: CindyJ

        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!

        1. re: ekc

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

          1. re: jen kalb

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

        1. re: barberinibee

          Thanks, barberinibee! GREAT links!

          1. re: CindyJ

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

            http://www.theguardian.com/travel/201...

            or if you going next month

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

            1. re: barberinibee

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

          1. re: jangita

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