Field Trips For Grownups

Last week, we discussed the back-to-school pangs we feel every September. Not only can you assuage your pangs by taking some classes to brush up your cooking skills, but you can also recreate the best part of schooling: field trips. There are a plethora of culinary walking tours offered throughout the Hub. Here are four of the best.

•The Sunday in Chinatown tour from the Cambridge Center for Adult Education offers participants the chance to feast on dim sum before taking a tour of some of the neighborhood’s grocery stores. Not bad for $37 (plus food costs)!
•The description for Zerve’s North End Market Tour is tantalizing and a half. Participants will “discover the pasticcerias that offer the best biscotti, amaretti, sfogliatelle, cannoli and other confections” and “visit an authentic salumeria in search of the best olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, salami, cheese, prosciutto and pasta.” Yummm.
•The BU Food and Wine Program offers a wide variety of awesome walking tours , but to our mind, the most exciting is the tour of Watertown’s markets with Oleana chef Ana Sortun. The best part? Participants get to have lunch with the chef.
•The Ahla Tour focuses on Brookline’s Jewish cuisine: a rich tradition indeed, filled with bagels and falafel and delicatessen (oh my!).

Sunday In Chinatown [Cambridge Center for Adult Education]
North End Market Tour [Zerve]
Gastronomic Tours [BU Food and Wine Center]
Oleana [Official Site]
Ahla Brookline Food Tour [Official Site]

[Photo: Boston College]


Field Trips For Grownups