New England Foodways: They Ate What?           

August 20 - 27, 2016   Featuring Plymouth, Boston, and Mystic

We are working on the final details for this adventure!  Join us for a tasty exploration into local Foodways, focusing on Southern New England. Learn how to cook like a Pilgrim, how oysters are farmed, how to prepare a codfish for salting, and more. We are hoping noted food historian and author Sandra Oliver (Salt Water Foodways) will share her research with us, as well as a few other local historians we are in contact with.  

This is sure to be fun and educational. This experience will satisfy both your hunger, and your thirst for knowledge! Can't wait to share the full itinerary with you.  Reserve the dates now and let us know you are interested and we will make sure you get the details first!  Email us today at

Some Highlights in the planning: 

  • Learn how cooking was done aboard the Mayflower, and what foodstuffs were brought to New England

  • Walk in the woods learning food identification with the Wampanoag people

  • Partake in a Native American clambake 

  • Learn about the Boston Tea Party aboard the Beaver in the harbor and the economic importance of tea in Colonial Massachusetts

  • Feast on a hearty dinner at Ye Olde Union Oyster House, oldest restaurant in Boston

  • Taste and learn to make fishcakes

  • Discover the importance of fish and fishing to the community

  • Discussion of local lobstering 

  • Exclusive behind-the-Scenes guided tour of Mystic Seaport's collection, with a focus on food 

  • Tour the Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining wooden whale ship in the country

  • Discover the shift from using British reciepts (recipes) to using cookbooks written for the American kitchen with American food stuff

  • Lunch at an authentic oyster farm, see the oyster beds and learn how oysters are cultivated 

  • ... and much, much more!

We will have our final itinerary soon.  This is destined to be one of the favorites in our new 2016 "The Tastes of America" travel series. You will not want to miss this tasty journey into America's culinary history. We will spend nights in Plymouth, Mystic Seaport, and Boston. This journey will be strictly limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Call or email today... 972.771.3510 or

Check back here soon for full details and price!