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Pick a Food/Drink Destination

TheIdler

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If you could travel anywhere in the world but based your decision solely around food/drink, where would you go? I'm talking about a city or small region--no fair picking France or China--and I mean stuff from the place itself, so only say New York if you mean bagels and egg cream.

As much as I'm tempted by certain spots in Italy, I think I'd go with Gascony: some interesting wines, all that Armagnac, and awesome food. Foie gras and duck fat FTW.
 

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I think I'd choose Piemonte, in the north of Italy. The wines are some of the world's greatest, especially those made from the Nebbiolo: Barolo and the Barbaresco. And the food is awesome, went to visit the Universita de la Gastronomia close to Asti last year, very impressive. Home of the slow food movement, they focus on local ingredients made with repect of the natural flavours. And local ingredients are plenty in Piemonte: Truffels, olive oil, cheese, asparagus, peaches, basilicum, tomatoes, leak...
 

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calabria or sichuan
 

globetrotter

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bolonga
 

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Spain: seafood, wine, and HAM.
 

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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Spain: seafood, wine, and HAM.

which region?
 

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Lyon. You'd have gout within a month but die happy.
 

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Originally Posted by scarphe
which region?

I think I'd start from Salamanca and work my way east/south east.
 

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Originally Posted by globetrotter
bolonga


I too would probably plump for Bologna, considered by many Italians to be the food capital of Italy.
 

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Since the items have to be from the area, my domestic choice would be Sonoma (RRV in particular) or Burgundy, France. Both choices, fueled by the pinot noir grape.
 

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I haven't done the research, but I believe that the Provencal region of France has some Mediterranean/Italian influences and sounds really good. Less high fat stuff more fish/vegetables prepared with French technique.
 

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