Rave Reviews


In addition to the reviews shown below, the market tours, cooking classes, and culinary tours to Italy have been featured in various publications and websites, including The Boston Herald, The Bostonian Society, North Shore Magazine, “W”, New England Monthly, The Improper Bostonian, The Patriot Ledger, The Post Gazette, Cucina, Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England and The Journal of Italian Food, Wine & Travel, Entree, Chicago Tribune, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Express (London), Taiwan The Great News, Cooking Light, The Columbus Dispatch, Group Tour Magazine, Toronto National Post, The Shuttle Sheet, Cape Cod Times, ASTA, Sojourns, BBC Good Food, Successful Meetings, Chef2Chef.com, The Knot, Weddingpages Boston, Vineyard Gazette, The Providence Journal, The Daily Mail (London), New England Travel and Life, Family Travel Times website, Essentially America (London), San Diego L’Italo-Americano, ComUnico, National Geographic Traveler.

Yankee Magazine - Best of New England

May/June 2012
Boston’s Best Local Secrets 2012
by The Editors of Yankee Magazine

BEST TOUR & DUMPLINGS

Boston Chinatown Market Tour, Boston
Tour guide Jim Becker speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese and has a long history as a chef and restaurateur. His enthusiasm for Chinese food is infectious. Learn to differentiate galangal root from ginger; figure out how to use dried shrimp; discern the differences among several Chinese greens. The 150-minute tour is followed by a dim-sum lunch. Cost: $65. 617-523-6032; bostonfoodtours.com/chinatown

North End Market Tours
Delicious and delectable explorations of the venues that make up Boston’s “Little Italy” and Chinatown. Cooking tips included.
–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

Summer Escapes - Stick Around, Boston MagazineBoston Magazine lists Michele Topor’s Boston Food Tours in their Summer Escapes.
May 2011
Read about Boston Food Tours “Driven By Passion” in Edible Boston magazine.
Spring 2011
Taste new foods and learn about the neighborhood
on the Chinatown Market Tour

August 2010
Unleash Your Inner Italian
September 2009
BCA 2006 - Boston's Choice Awards
The North End Market Tour was the WINNER of
Walk this Way (Best Unique Tour)
in the 2006 Boston’s Choice Awards!

Michele Topor, center

5 Questions with…
Michele Topor

Panorama
July 2007

CityScape – Boston

Midwest Airlines Magazine
Sept-Oct 2006

Adventure Close to Home

AAA Horizons
April 2006

Foot Traffic

Where Boston
May 2006

J Magazine
May 2006
Final Flings

Bride & Groom
Spring/Summer 2006

A Stroll to SavorBoston Magazine’s
Home & Garden

Spring 2006
Special ReportTravel & Leisure
March 2006
North End Food Tour: For the Whole CannoliWashington Post
July 2005
The Right IngredientsWhere Boston
May 2005
National Geographic TravelerInsider’s Boston
September 2004
Food Network
Best of the Best of
2004

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Ladies Home Journal

Travel Journal:
Boston Accents
September 2002

BostonTABNorth End exposure
An insider reveals the Italian neighborhood’s culinary treasures
August 30, 2002
Boston Globe Calendar

Hit of the Week:
INSIDER’S NORTH END
July 18, 2002

Food & Wine

Places travel:
TRAVEL COACH
L’arte di cucinare
October 2000

Delta Sky

Bostonians — And why they can’t stay away from the North End
September 2000

Yankee: Traveler’s Journal

Michele Topor’s North End
March 2000

PanoramaThe Official Guide to Boston
Vol. 51 • No. 1• May 28 — June 10, 2001
Food & WineWise Guides: BOSTON
THE NORTH END
May 1999
Boston GlobeINTERVIEW
by John Koch, Globe Staff
June 14, 1998
Boston Globe AN ITALIAN GARDEN FEAST TAKES SHAPE
ON A NORTH END ROOF

by Carol Stocker, Globe Staff<brThe Boston Globe
May 18, 1997
Boston GlobeA FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO THE NORTH END
by Alison Arnett, Globe Staff
The Boston Globe
April 22, 1992
Tales From Cooking Class

LEARNING TO COOK RABBIT IS ONE THING; EATING IT, ANOTHER
by Jack Thomas, Globe Staff
The Boston Globe
May 10, 1989