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Cristiano Bonino: The Craft of Tasty Tours

Cristiano Bonino checking out seasoned Parmigiano Reggiano

Cristiano Bonino organizes food tours for a living: yet, as a foodie, he is not very credible – at least not at first glance. At 45, the shape he is in is associated with enthusiasts of diets and gyms, not gourmet regional specialties — especially after living in America on and off for the past 8 years (full time for the last four). As he leads me up the stairs to his Somerville top floor apartment it is hard for me to keep up with him; then as soon as we reach the kitchen/living-room – a sunlit open space nicely ...

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A very Italian tour of the North End

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On Oct. 26, I had the honor and pleasure of leading a group of about 40 Italians and other Europeans on a tour of the North End. Most had visited the North End before, but they knew little about its past, either as a historical section of Boston or as an Italian-American neighborhood. I lead the tour at the request of Andrea Ponzone, who I had meet about a year earlier at an event sponsored by the Braintree Italian American Cultural Organization. Andrea is a judge advocate for the Archdiocese of Boston. He is from Torino, Italy, and has been ...

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Podcast Episode 5: A Faneuil Hall tour with an Italian guide

Faneuil Hall (photo by < ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoonabar/154341720/in/photostream/">Chris Brown)

Click the link below to listen to the podcast: Guida a Faneuill Hall Transcript Oggi ci fermiamo su una tappa molto importante del Freedom Trail, il sentiero della libertà di cui abbiamo parlato nella nostra prima puntata di BENVENUTI A BOSTON… ma che non mancheremo di riparlare in dettagli, anche in prossimi episodi. Oggi però ci fermiamo sulla culla della libertà, FANEUIL HALL. E siamo andati ad incontrare Francesca, che ci farà da guida con il sottofondo degli artisti di strada. FANEUIL HALL è stata considerata dal Forbes Traveler come uno dei più importanti siti turistici visitati in America. Siamo ...

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