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Culinary Tour 2011 • The Itinerary

December 31, 2010 by Joan Nova in Blogging, Culinary Tour Around the World, Food Challenge, Travel Retrospectives | 36 Comments

Don’t fret if your passport has expired or if you mislaid it…dust off your computer screen and get your favorite easy chair ready to travel along with us to Panama, Alaska, Turkey, Japan, Thailand, Egypt and Nigeria.

This is third and final tour of our Culinary Tour Around the World. The first tour was in 2009. We ‘traveled’ to 13 countries and presented 130 recipes. In 2010 we added 10 more countries and another 95 recipes.

All food bloggers are welcome to participate. It’s a fun way to stretch your cooking skills, enrich your knowledge of other cultures and eat something new. Just slap on your apron. Details follow.

The Itinerary/Arrival Dates
January 9 • Panama
January 16 • Alaska
January 23 • Turkey
January 30 • Japan
Feb 6 • traveling (I actually will be and don’t want to take chance on wifi availability.)
Feb 13 • Thailand
Feb 20 • Egypt
Feb 27 • Nigeria
[Blogger round-ups posted on following Wednesdays.]

Publishing Schedule
I will publish my post on the Sundays noted above. You can ‘arrive’ and post yours to your blog at any time around that date but before the following Wednesday when I post the blogger round-up. Be sure to email me at with a link to your post so that I’ll know to include you in the round-up.

Event Details. I’m going to stick with last year’s theme of ‘cook’s choice’. So, it’s up to you what you cook and present on your blog.

  • Traditional: make one of the country’s national or traditional dishes.
  • Contemporary: take a traditional recipe and contemporize  it.
  • Or, using the flavors and techniques of the country we are visiting, create your own recipe.

The event details (and links to past events) can be found here. It’s not mandatory but feel free to use the event logo and link to one of the event pages in your post or sidebar.

Follow me on twitter or facebook for event reminders and updates.

NOTE: Some recipes found on FOODalogue are offered without ingredient quantities. They're meant as a guide to food pairings and techniques to be experimented with … in your own kitchen … to your own spice and taste levels … to your preferred portion sizes … and to however many people you’re cooking for. A perfect meal has multiple levels of flavor and textures, bright colors and tastes, and healthy(ish) choices. It's all about enjoyment. Enjoy the process, the presentation and the just rewards...eating!


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  1. bellini says:

    I enjoyed sharing your culinary journey with you in 2010 Joan on your blog and in San Francisco. I am so looking forward to what 2011 promises. Have a wonderful New year!!!!

  2. Sounds like a fun trip Joan. You’ll be covering a lot of territory.

    Happy new year.

  3. Oh, this is going to be fun to follow! Here’s to a hearty and adventurous 2011!

  4. cinzia says:

    can’t wait to travel again with you, joan!
    my best wishes for a nice end and a better beginning!!!
    happy new year!

  5. Can’t wait, I’m unfamiliar with some of those cuisines and can’t wait to see what people make. Happy New Years!

  6. Robin Sue says:

    Choices, Choices! Think, think, think. I will join you on one or two of these. Happy New Years!

  7. Dear Dear Joan – Why I have never participated is a mystery – one I must remedy quickly! Here’s wishing you & yours a GLORIOUS New Year!

    Chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  8. redkathy says:

    Can’t wait to see this one Joan. Can’t wait to see what Alaska will bring. Happy New Year!

  9. Anamaris says:

    YAY! My Panamanian juices are flowing, must bring my A game.

  10. Mary says:

    This is such a good idea. I join in whenever I can. I hope the new year brings you continued health and happiness. Blessings…Mary

  11. Rich says:

    What a great idea! I think I may have to join in the festivities. I want to make bear for Alaska – can I pick that up at Whole Foods, do you think?

  12. Jessica says:

    Okay, I am going to try and join you Joan! Here’s to my culinary journey with foodalogue! I am doing a similar recipe challenge on my blog this year but its nothing compared to yours! this is great! Have fun!

  13. Yay……….I’m so IN! And why oh why is this the last tour? Anyhow, looking forward to it. Have a great start to 2011

  14. What a terrific itinerary! Fun!

  15. I have learned I am TERRIBLE at Blogging Deadlines. I haven’t been able to participate in ANY of these adventures. Maybe one day. I love these… and I know it is your last – but, I will be an AVID reader.

  16. Ben says:

    I know I haven’t participated a lot, but I always get excited when the new version of this event comes out. Since this is the last one I’ll do anything in my power to be a participant. Thanks for doing this one last time!

  17. I’d love to join you on your travels. Just booking my wings from Dubai to Panama now.

  18. norma says:

    I thought I had left a comment. Oops!

    You know I am in on this exciting

  19. Wowwww…..what an AMAZING idea, Joan!! I love it!! I was just reading through your “journey” to Panama. Is it okay to admit that I first thought it was a blogger trip…duh! I saw that post before this one. Then I got to thinking of the logistics of arriving with your dish…hehe. I feel SO dumb. I guess I it’s late…and been a busy day. ;)

    Anyway, I hope I get a chance to participate. I’ll have to check those dates again, and get researching. I sure LOVE to travel so this sounds right up my alley. As a stay at home mom of 3 girls, travel is so much closer to home these days. The closest I get to “international” travel is getting up to EPCOT!!

    Thanks again!! Love this!

  20. Rossella says:

    What I great idea, I’ll do my best to follow you in that tour around the world and the kitchen :)

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