Sunday, June 30, 2013

Free tours of ethnic grocery stores on July 13

To celebrate Buffalo’s ethnic diversity, Slow Food Buffalo Niagara, in conjunction with the International Institute of Buffalo, will conduct tours at six of Buffalo’s ethnic grocery stores on Saturday, July 13.

Free and open to the public, the tours will give participants an opportunity to expand their culinary knowledge and to discover new food sources in Buffalo.

Tour guide and chef Scotty Harris will discuss products he buys at An Chau Asian Market

Slow Food Buffalo Niagara, like its parent Slow Food USA, believes that the pleasures of good food can help build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.

The International Institute of Buffalo, as a fundraiser and to publicize Buffalo’s growing food diversity, has developed a “Map for Adventurous Eaters” highlighting ethnic grocery stores and restaurants in the City of Buffalo. Copies of the map may are available at the International Institute, 846 Delaware Ave.  A donation of $10 is suggested for the map.

The July 13 tours will start promptly at the schedule times. Participants should meet the tour guide at the entrance to the store.

A vegetable stand at Buffalo's Broadway Market

The ethnic grocery stores to be featured and the tour guides at each are:

9:30 a.m. — Guercio & Sons, 250 Grant St., tour guide Michelle Stevens

10:45 a.m. — Horsefeathers Market, 346 Connecticut St., tour guide Niki Klem

11:00 a.m. — Sinbad Market, 2896 Delaware Ave., tour guide May Shogan

11:45 a.m. — West Side Bazaar, 25 Grant St., tour guide Erin St. John Kelly

1:00 p.m. —  An Chau Asian Market, 3306 Bailey Ave., tour guide Scotty Harris

2:00 p.m. — Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, tour guide “Airborne Eddy” Dobosiewicz

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