Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:33 AM
Oh, one thing I'd love to see is ANYTHING about Julia Child's time in France while I'm there a close second is Escoffier.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:57 PM
Slow Food: http://www.slowfoodu...ics/view/22637/ has some as well (two of the same as Saveur's but an additional one in Switzerland)
The Slow Food France website might have some interesting things.
And there is an Escoffier Museum in Provence. Couldn't find a website for the museum but this article describes it: http://petanqueandpa...escoffier_.html
Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:26 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:23 PM
London has the Vinopolis, a museum of wine. According to the website it's currently closed for a major rennovation and will re-open in October. I went a few years ago with a free ticket and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and how educational it was.
Edinburgh has a Scotch Whisky museum, which I was convinced to visit by some entertaining spruikers during the comedy festival. It was a little bit kitsch but I really enjoyed it, and learned a lot about whisky. I especially appreciated the way that they ended the tour with four tastings of different Scotch whiskys, which allowed you to appreciate the variety and regional differences. If nothing else, I can now look at a list of whiskys on a drinks list and understand the terminology.
And I realise it's not in Europe, but Japan has a somewhat famous museum of tobacco and salt.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:03 AM