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I am giving away two tickets to the Taste Trekkers conference (back for its second year) on October 4th+5th in Providence. Tickets include Saturday’s Expo at the Biltmore and Sunday’s Scavenger Hunt at the Providence Arcade. Winner must be over 18.

Like my Facebook page to be entered to win. Contest will close on Wednesday, September 25th at 8pm EST.

What is Taste Trekkers?

It’s a website for foodies who love travel. Check out the guest post I did for them about Boston’s top burgers here.

ABOUT THE EXPO:

Taste Trekkers returns to Rhode Island to show passionate foodies how to explore the world through cuisine. It brings together chefs, farmers, wineries, brewers, food tour operators, and other artisanal food producers from different regions. Sample foods from different places, learn the culinary history of different regions, and gain practical tips for planning your own foodie vacation.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, October 4th: Foodie Day •    10:00 am: Ten Minute Talks •    11:00 am: Edible Sessions •    2:00 pm: Hope & Main Tasting Pavilion

The morning will start off with the Taste Trekkers Tens, which are a series of ten-minute talks led by culinary experts. Each will focus on cuisine from a different region of the world. It’s a great way to discover a new destination for your next culinary trip. Then you’ll  break into groups and dive deeper into dishes from particular regions in these 45-minute sessions. You’ll sample and learn about the history, making and traditions around each food. Every attendee will participate in three sessions during the Expo. Register early to get your choice of sessions.  Finish off the afternoon in the Biltmore’s Grand Ballroom, with stunning views overlooking all of downtown Providence. Wander the room and sample food and drink from dozens of local restaurants and artisanal food producers. Mingle with other attendees and find inspiration for your next trip.
Sunday, October 5th: Scavenger Hunt     12:00 am: Eat & Run Scavenger Hunt •    4:00 pm: New England Premiere of Farm-City, State at the Cable Car Cinema

On Sunday, October 5th, we’ll wrap up the 2014 Taste Trekkers Food & Travel Expo with a scavenger hunt throughout downcity Providence. Enter by yourself or with a team of friends and compete for hundreds of dollars worth of prizes.

The hunt starts at 12:00 noon at the Providence Arcade (65 Weybosset St, Providence, RI). We will announce the winner at the conclusion of the showing of Farm-City, State.

SPEAKERS:

•    Elle Armon-Jones – Owner, The Big Foody Food Tours •    Christopher Bakken – Author of Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table •    Tom Bivins – Executive Director, Vermont Cheese Council •    Sean Buchanan – Business Development Manager, Blackstone River Produce •    Cesin Curi – Chef, Los Andes •    Grace Della – Owner, Miami Culinary Tours •    Jose Duarte – Chef & Owner, Taranta Restaurant •    Colleen Franzreb – Owner, Cape Cod Foodie Tours •    Tatiana Gana – Co-Founder, Gastro Tours •    Kimberly Gunning and Steve Lovelace – Owners, Niagara Culinary Tours •    Lisa Gustavson – Owner, Sojourner Tour Company • Richard J.S. Gutman – Director & Curator, Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University •    Jeff Landry – Produce Specialist, Native Mainse Produce & Specialty Foods •    Marina Marchese – Founder, American Honey Tasting Society and Red Bee Honey •    Richard Miscovich – Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales University •    Sam Poley – Director of Public Relations & Communications, Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau •    Neil Rogers – Executive Chef, Volturno Pizza Napoletana •    Lisa Webster – Owner & Operator, North Star Sheep Farm •    Thei Zervaki – Food writer and journalist

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