Monday, January 24, 2011

Say bon appetit to Michigan as culinary tourism soars

(From, the website of Booth Newspapers) Soon you’ll be able to spend a weekend “glazing and grazing” — firing a pottery plate one day and enjoying locally grown gourmet food on it the next. Or there’s the “Boyne Appetit” weekend, designed like a pub crawl but instead visits the kitchens of top chefs. Or a tour of a dozen Frankenmuth food venues (cheese makers, pretzel rollers, brewers and more), all guided by a free smart phone application. Those outings, plus a Michigan chestnut tour, a brewery tour (with driver) of Southeast Michigan and many others, are being developed across Michigan, thanks to inspiration offered earlier this month at the state’s first Culinary Tourism conference. Full story

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