Our food philosophy
The focus of TASTE TOURS is really the spirit of place through taste - tasting something unique to a specific part of the planet, whether a bleu cheese from Roquefort or an organic wine from the Loire Valley, that brings us into contact with the very essence of a place. The world is filled with special foods – unfortunately many of them have become highly processed and artificially flavoured. The flavours of organically and bio-dynamically grown foods are alive and vital. They tie us to the soil. The French call it the ‘terroir’ of a place and hence its spirit. This is a common reflection when speaking about wine, but can be applied to any local produce that reflects the true nature of where it was planted, cultivated and picked – unsullied by chemical inputs, additives or industrial processing. It is part of the mission of TASTE to bring members to the discovery – or rediscovery – of what food really tastes like. We believe that taste makes all the difference.
TASTE TOURS is also about discovering how things are grown or transformed to become what they are. We meet growers, farmers, winemakers, cheese makers, fishermen and foragers. These encounters help us to better appreciate where our food comes from and what is involved in producing it. They help us to make better, healthier choices for ourselves and the planet. So join us and share with us the real tastes of the world.