Speaker Series

If your meetings are so full of engagements that timing does not allow your members to physically join us on a Market Tour, consider our speaker series and let us bring the tour to you at your business luncheon, dinner or club event. We can coordinate a virtual tour of the North End or Chinatown or perhaps you just want to learn about the heritage of Italian or Chinese food. It is a known fact that both the Italian and Chinese food cultures are the healthiest cuisines … if we eat them as they were eaten years ago before being adapted to the American palate and lifestyle. These speaker series are guaranteed to have you thinking about the foods that you eat and the way you live.

#1 – Virtual Tour of the Markets in Boston’s North End “Little Italy”

Through narrative and power point presentation you will take a virtual culinary walk through the Italian North End to see where locals shop as you learn from an Italian food expert and chef of how to identify the best and most genuine Italian ingredients.

#2 – Virtual Tour of the Markets in Boston’s Chinatown

Through narrative and power point presentation you will take a virtual culinary walk through Chinatown to see where locals shop as you learn from a Chinese expert and chef of how to identify the best and most genuine Chinese ingredients.


Details

Time involved:

  • About 1 hour, which includes questions and answers

Rates:

  • $500 – large groups/hotels, plus cost of tastes if requested, and mileage (.50 mile)
  • $350 – non-profit associations – 30 or less people – plus cost of tastes if requested, and mileage (.50 mile)

#3 – “How the rediscovery of the Italian Heritage can be the secret of a better lifestyle.”

Italians have long been envied for their rich, celebratory lifestyle, but their simple elements of well-being in lifestyle and diet need not elude the rest of us. Learn the secrets of true Italian food culture: how Italians eat and how their dishes were adapted to their new homeland in America. Most important understand how you can incorporate several “made in Italy” principles to reclaim a better lifestyle.

Highlights of presentation:

  1. Understanding the roots of Italian Cuisine in America
  2. Food of the immigrants – cucina povera
  3. How Italians eat – the traditional multi-course meal
  4. Adaptations to life in America and the birth of Italian American cuisine
  5. Northern vs. Southern Italian
  6. Assimilation into the American lifestyle
  7. Old traditions rediscovered
    • Food/eating ideas
    • Lifestyle changes
#4 – “How the rediscovery of the Chinese Heritage can be the secret to a better lifestyle”

Hippocrates advised his contemporaries “Let Food be your Medicine.” We in the West have largely forgotten that advice. In Asian cultures, the line between food and medicine is very thin. Chefs in the Imperial Courts acted as physicians as well as cooks. Learn the secrets of true Chinese food culture; how Chinese eat and how their dishes were adapted to their new homeland in America. Most importantly, understand how you can incorporate some of these traditional Chinese principles to reclaim a better lifestyle.

Highlights of presentation:

  1. Understanding the roots of Chinese cuisine in America
  2. Regional Chinese Cooking
  3. Food as Medicine: Yin/Yang; the Five Elements and Qi
  4. The Traditional Chinese Diet and the Chinese Paradox
  5. Role of liquids in Traditional Chinese Meals
  6. Soy Products – Asia vs. America
  7. “Fire-Energy Overload” in the American Diet
  8. Simple lifestyle changes

Details

Time involved:

  • about 1 hour (power point and narrative), which includes questions and answers

Rate:

  • $500 – large groups/hotels, plus cost of tastes if requested, and mileage (.50 mile)
  • $350 – non-profit associations – 30 or less people – plus cost of tastes if requested, and mileage (.50 mile)