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Meat Lovers’ Tour — More Than Just Protein

12 Nov

I’ve mentioned before that Tania works as a tour guide for Columbus Food Adventures.  Luckily for me, I occasionally get to enjoy some of the ancillary perks of her job.  Most recently, she (and I) were invited to come along on the Meat Lovers’ Tour.  While some tours, like the German Village and Short North Tours, are run reliably each week (when in season that is), the Meat Lovers’ Tour is a less frequent offering.  So when we were invited along on the tour, we definitely jumped at the chance.

First, a bit about that name: the Meat Lovers’ Tour.  I suppose it’s accurate in one sense.  But, if you were judging the tour by just the name, you’d be left with a very one-dimensional picture of what it involves.  Yes, you eat a lot of different kinds of meat; it’s definitely not a tour for vegetarians.   At the same time though, it’s not a single-minded glutinous celebration of protein.  Instead, the tour is a celebration of the role that meat plays in various cooking styles and traditions.

Even the above description is lacking.  I’m having trouble describing the tour in a brief yet comprehensive manner.  I guess that’s why a whole blog post is necessary.  You’ll have to just read the whole thing and draw your own conclusions.

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Si Señor Sandwiches — More Peruvian than Machu Picchu

16 Sep Ceviche!

When most people in the United States think of Peru, they think of one thing: Machu Picchu.  Why do I feel comfortable generalizing like that?  Because I just returned from a trip to Peru.  No matter who I told about the trip, I could almost guarantee what their first question would be. “Are you going to Machu Picchu?” (Incidentally, the answer was no.)

What Peru should be known for, and already is in some circles, is their food.  Tania has told me however that no one wants to read about something that they can’t do.  So for the moment I’m going to spare you a detailed recounting of all the awesome things we ate while traveling.  Instead, I’m going to use this opportunity to sing the praises of a Columbus restaurant that is a personal favorite of mine, and that, incidentally, brings some of the deliciousness of Peruvian cuisine home to our fair city.  That restaurant is Si Señor.

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