CULINARY PRESENTATIONS
Speakers and schedule subject to change.
Love diving into new destinations food first? Then The Boston Globe Travel Show has your ticket to a culinary travel adventure, and a place already set for you to savor the journey! With two big stages and a full line-up of star chefs, you'll really enjoy this year's culinary travel showcase!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
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6:00 PM Stage 2 Rob GrantRest for the Weary, Food for the Hungry: Over Two Centuries of Comfort Cooking for New England Travelers
Come and enjoy a taste of tradition and hospitality courtesy of Chef Rob Grant, featuring the Hancock Inn’s famous Shaker Cranberry Pot Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
7:00 PM Stage 2 BlackpointFrom Farm to Table in Saco Bay
Join Chef Benner and local oyster farmer Abigail Carroll and learn how to properly shuck and grow oysters while experiencing the local flavors of Maine in two dishes.
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
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11:00 AM Stage 2 Chef VickyFlavors of Indonesia
Experience the richness of Indonesian cuisine with Chef Vicky
12:00 PM Stage 2 JapanThe True Meaning of Sushi
Join Master Sushi chef Toru Oga and learn the meaning of Sushi. Gain insight into the Japanese culture, the experience at the world-famous Tsukiji Market, the art of creating sushi rice and of course, how to eat it!
1:00 PM Stage 2 Puerto RicoA Taste of Puerto Rico
Come discover Puerto Rico through its diverse and delicious gastronomy. Boston’s Vejigantes Restaurant will prepare Stuffed Green Plantain Cups Filled with Grilled Churrasco while representatives from Puerto Rico showcase the culinary and rum festivals taking place throughout the year at The All Star Island of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico!
2:00 PM Stage 2 AzoresFish Broth Reinterpretation
The proximity of the sea is reason enough for fresh fish dishes be part of the Azorean culinary tradition. Join Chef Sandro Meireles as he reinterprets one of the most famous dishes, the “Caldo de Peixe” from Pico Island. Let’s modernize it!
3:00 PM Stage 2 ArubaThe Sweet Treat Kokada
With coconut palms dotting the island, coconut finds its way into many of Aruba’s finest culinary delights. Join the Aruba Tourism Agency as they demonstrate Kokada, a sweet coconut treat bearing similarity to the macaroon, traditionally served on the broken bits of the coconut shell.
4:00 PM Stage 2 Nova ScotiaA Taste of Nova Scotia
Chef Jason Lynch and sommelier Amy Savoury take you on a culinary journey featuring Nova Scotia scallops and wine. Learn about Nova Scotia’s signature Tidal Bay wine as well as the rich culinary tradition influenced, by the land, the sea and the many cultures that have settled in the province. When combined with talented chefs, artisans and exceptional hospitality, it is no surprise that Nova Scotia is quickly being recognized as an emerging culinary tourism destination.
5:00 PM Stage 2 Red LionReal Food From the Roots of the Berkshires
Jump onboard as Chef Brian Alberg takes you on a winter excursion – from Cricket Creek Farm through the hills and valleys of the Berkshires to Big Elm Brewery. This all-local, north-to-south regional sampling of Grilled Ham-and-Cheese with Smoked Tomato Soup brings an iconic comfort food combo using locally grown and produced ingredients to the table.
     
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
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11:00 AM Stage 1 Jeremy GoldbergHome Brewing
Join Cape Ann Brewing owner, Jeremy Goldberg for a discussion on craft beer and home brewing.
12:00 PM Stage 2 IcelandIceland Equals Freshness
Experience the freshness of Iceland´s produce, the healthy new Nordic cuisine and how Iceland produces food with sustainability, geothermal energy and other natural resources.
1:00 PM Stage 1
AzoresCreme Brullée de Queijo de S. Jorge com Pudim de Massa Sovada
The São Jorge is the most famous Azorean cheese, known by its spicy taste. Massa Sovada is a sweet bread, that one often eats with cheese. Join Chef Sandro Meireles as he cooks both together in a contemporary dessert version.
2:00 PM Stage 2 Nova ScotiaA Taste of Nova Scotia
Chef Jason Lynch and sommelier Amy Savoury take you on a culinary journey featuring Nova Scotia scallops and wine. Learn about Nova Scotia’s signature Tidal Bay wine as well as the rich culinary tradition influenced, by the land, the sea and the many cultures that have settled in the province. When combined with talented chefs, artisans and exceptional hospitality, it is no surprise that Nova Scotia is quickly being recognized as an emerging culinary tourism destination.
3:00 PM Stage 1 Daniel BruceSimply New England
Join Chef Daniel Bruce as he creates two dishes from his recently released cookbook that reflect the simplicity of New England cuisine.