Relish Mother’s Day with Taste History Culinary Tour


Celebrate mom with a food and culture tour of historic Lake Worth & Lantana on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Taste History Culinary Tours offer a lovely flavor of the cuisine, culture, art and history of Lake Worth and Lantana. Both cities are quaint areas that originated in 1889 boasting engaging cuisines, culture and history. Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia is considered the mother of the modern Mother’s Day that originated on May 12, 1907. The efforts to designate a day honoring mothers actually began with the mother of Anna Jarvis whose name was similar. Anna’s mother had organized a woman’s groups to promote friendship, health and sanitation during the Civil War. Within five years of Mother’s Day premiere in 1907, virtually every state was observing the day and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. Taste History incorporates a rotation of cuisine tastings representing varied cultures along with farm-to-table and organic tastings. Taste History combines history, culture and cuisine therefore this gastronomy tour infuses food tastings with the history of the State of Florida and the local area along with visits to historic buildings and art galleries. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection has selected Taste History Culinary Tours as one of Eight Most Unusual Palm Beach Tours. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection owns Seventeen luxury award-winning, boutique hotels located in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and in Palm Beach, Florida they own the Chesterfield Hotel. Created in 2011, the non-profit Taste History is the first culinary history tour of its kind in Palm Beach County and has grown to feature five cities that are West Palm Beach; Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director, developed the Taste History Culinary Tours as an extension of the Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Delray Beach that began in 2004 which has hosted more than 8,000 people. “I took the Narrated Bus Tour and enriched it by adding food tastings which morphed into the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County”, says Lori J. Durante Offered year-round, the Taste History is a four-hour food-centric narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to eateries, markets, and an urban farm for food history, food culture facts, foodways information and food tastings. At least three to four eateries are visited per Taste History tour along with trips to historic buildings, cultural centers or art galleries. Tour guests meet the restaurant owners and chefs; and directors and artists of the cultural centers and art galleries. Florida history is narrated by a guide.