Wednesday, March 16, 2016

First-graders hosted on Taste History's Three Senses Field Trip to Musical Swings Art Installation and Palermo's Bakery


By Deborah Work




Sun-Sentinel Reports: Trinity Lutheran First-Graders hosted on Taste History Three Senses Field Trip





When the Trinity Lutheran School first-graders caught sight of the oversized musical swing set, they raced across the downtown West Palm Beach lot, seized the brightly colored seats and clambered on. The higher they flew, the more peals of laughter and melodic notes filled the air.
"Look how high we're going," sang out 6-year-old Charlotte Woolley, sharing a green swing with classmate Maddie Rocha, also 6. "And listen! I hear a piano!"

The Musical Swings, a large musical installation on Clematis Street surrounded by vivid murals, was the first stop on the school's recent Three Senses Field Trip. It was created for the young Delray Beach students by Lori Durante as part of her Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County.
Durante's tours combine food tastings at bakeries and eateries, with visits to cultural and historical districts. For these youngsters, she combined The Musical Swings and then cannoli-making at Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach. Her Three Senses Field Trip touched on the sense of sound, as well as sight and taste.

"Visiting The Musical Swings is a vibrant and enlightening experience for the first-graders," said Executive Tour Director Durante, who incorporated local history, music, mural art and even a gravity lesson in the day trip. "It's a thinking-outside-the-box field trip."
Created by the Montreal-based studio Daily tous les jours, the traveling installation made its first U.S. tour stop on Clematis Street. The swings have since moved on to Detroit.
Durante and West Palm Beach's Art in Public Places Program director Sybille Welter held the students' attention as they described how the swing responds to motion with music. Each swing emits the notes of a guitar, a piano, a vibraphone or a harp.
"The higher you go, you'll hear all the musical notes," Welter said. "And if you swing together and collaborate, you can make beautiful harmony together."
Delray Beach parent Tiffany Woolley agreed that the swinging session was therapeutic for everyone.

"It's so peaceful, so artistic," she said. "To feel it and hear it is to believe it."
Jagger Jaspert, 7, said he had been looking forward to the musical swings and was not disappointed.

"I thought it was going to be like a regular playground, so when I saw this…wow! I just had to get on a swing immediately," he said. "And then I heard the sounds and it's like peace music. I'm amazed."

Then it was on to Palermo's Bakery, where a lesson in cannoli-making awaited. The first-graders donned handmade tall, white chef's hats and even brought one for bakery owner Anna Orlando.

Palermo's Bakery, part of Durante's Taste History's Bakery Trail, was established more than 125 years ago in Sicily, Italy. It's still family-owned and operated by the Palermo-Orlando family.

While Orlando led the students in filling cannoli pastry shells, Durante held up cards reinforcing vocabulary words: Cannoli. Italy. Sicily.

"Food is an essential part of our lives," said Orlando, demonstrating the creation of her homemade ricotta cheese.

Mother Elle Jaspert agreed: "It's a wonderful learning experience outside of the classroom. But the best part? It's delicious."

Copyright © 2016, Sun Sentinel
 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida has been designated one of the official community event partners for the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative.  

The tour program includes bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking. The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
 
Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Additional support for Taste History has been received from Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel; and bequests from the late Patricia Ann Ravo and the late Boris & Edith Rueger.

Effective February 1, 2015, $45 per person is the new rate for the tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana. The new rate for the West Palm Beach/Northwood Village tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 14 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Children age 14 and over pay regular price. Due to the increase in fees that are charged to our organization for the tour bus rental and insurance; an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries. 

For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org 

Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
  • At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family owned bakeries and eateries are visited for food tasting. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific.  Most food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art and craft shops are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, downtowns, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only. 
  • Tour is at least 3 to 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted. 
  • Private group tours are also available during the weekday
  • Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
  • Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
  • Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods served on the tour.  
  • Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.
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2016 Taste History Dates:

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 23, 2016 is Sold-Out)

  

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 


Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton  Beach

 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - West Palm Beach & Lake Worth

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana (Saturday, April 9th is Sold-Out)
 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

  

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

  

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 6, 2015 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
 

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - Special Holiday Tour to Lake Worth & Lantana

 
  


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sun-Sentinel News reports: History, art and cuisine merge in Taste History Culinary Tours

by Helen Wolt

Café Bleu in Downtown Delray Beach is located in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building. Taste History features, on a rotation, Café Bleu.
Culinary tour operator Lori Durante brings the history of Palm Beach County to life, one bite at a time.

Through stops at eateries, local businesses and cultural districts, Durante connects the past with the present. Chefs serve samples of the dishes that illustrate the evolving foodscape. Artists and gallery owners address changes in the arts scene.

Durante's Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County operates in several cities from Delray to West Palm Beach. Buses depart from Macy's at the Boynton Beach Mall to the week's scheduled destination. Once there, folks walk to a minimum of three to four tastings and other various cultural sites.

Each tour is unique, and the stops rotate like museum exhibits. Durante draws on years of experience as the founder of the nonprofit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, which puts on the tours (it currently operates without a gallery).
"Some places may reoccur… and new are introduced," Durante said. "As a cultural organization you can't stay the same or the programs can become stagnant."

Restaurants cover the themes of Floribbean, New Cuisine and Bakery Trail in each trip.
Recent stops in Delray included the Bamboo Fire Grill, Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack and Marianne Gourmet Shop. Galleries visited were the William DeBilzan and Artists Guild Gallery.
The stop at Café Bleu at 44 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray is typical.

"It's in the historic Masonic Lodge building that was built in 1924," Durante said. "It's a wonderful combination of being surrounded by the history while you're having a tasting."
Christian Backenstrass, co-owner of Loic Autret French Bakery, enjoys meeting the groups and the atmosphere they bring into his shop, he said in an email.

"We push for the talent of local artisans and family-owned eateries," Durante said. She looks for hidden gems and those off the beaten path to showcase.

Durante started the Taste History Culinary Tours in 2011. The idea sparked as she watched Anthony Bourdain on television exploring countries through food, art and culture. She had been running a historical bus tour since 2004 and decided to start a food-centric excursion.

Her hunch about the rising popularity of food was spot on. The culinary tours have expanded to nearly every Saturday. As new cities are added, they've sold out for months in advance.
In 2014, a Huffington Post reviewer said the "tasty tour" was "chock full of Florida History." This fall, USA Today listed it as a"10 Best" attraction in West Palm Beach. Viva Florida, the state's heritage campaign, enlisted Taste History as a partner.

"You taste food, you taste art, you taste history," Durante said.

Tickets for the next Delray tour on Nov. 28 are $45. Visit TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.org or call 561-243-2662.

Copyright © 2015, Sun Sentinel

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The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida has been designated one of the official community event partners for the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative.  

The tour program includes bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking. The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
 
Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Additional support for Taste History has been received from Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel; and bequests from the late Patricia Ann Ravo and the late Boris & Edith Rueger.

Effective February 1, 2015, $45 per person is the new rate for the tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana. The new rate for the West Palm Beach/Northwood Village tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 14 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Children age 14 and over pay regular price. Due to the increase in fees that are charged to our organization for the tour bus rental and insurance; an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries. 

For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org 

Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
  • At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family owned bakeries and eateries are visited for food tasting. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific.  Most food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art and craft shops are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, downtowns, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only. 
  • Tour is at least 3 to 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted. 
  • Private group tours are also available during the weekday
  • Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
  • Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
  • Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods served on the tour.  
  • Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.
Click here to read News Media Reviews 


Like Taste History on Facebook:
Follow Taste History on Twitter:
Join Taste History on Pinterest:

 
2016 Taste History Dates:

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 23, 2016 is Sold-Out)

  

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 


Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton  Beach

 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth


Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana
 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

  

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

  

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 6, 2015 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
 

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach




 
  


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Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida's Viva Florida initiative to celebrate its history and culture: