Friday, April 27, 2012

Taste the World at Findlay Market

Today I had the privilege of leading a group of home school students and their parents on a food tour at Findlay Market. We started at Daisy Mae's where I explained that we carry local and seasonal fresh produce, but we also stock fresh fruits and vegetables from all over the world. The kids tasted something most of them had never tried: a Daikon radish. Then we shared some Strawberry-Mango Salsa made with a juicy Champagne Mango. From Daisy Mae's, we moved on to Dean's Mediterranean Imports, a cute little shop on the West Elder Street side of Findlay Market . We sampled several olive oils and learned about the different grades and origins of the oils. After we entered the Market House, we went to Gibbs Cheese and received a take-home sample that included several different cheeses. Next stop on the tour was Dojo Gelato where Michael explained the difference between gelato and ice cream. Everyone agreed that there was no comparison and the creative Dojo Gelato flavors were top-notch! We crossed the aisle to visit Colonel De's Gourmet Herbs & Spices next. Here, we inhaled the awesome aromas and were amazed by all the different spices. Our last stop was a beautiful shop on the north side of the Market House called Churchill's Fine Teas. Again, the aromas and varieties of teas were overwhelming, and the samples were delightful.
We'll be offering more Taste the World at Findlay Market Food Tours. Our next public tour will be Thursday, May 17 at 4 pm. If you're interested in joining us, contact Barb Cooper at


  1. Love this. I'll be meeting you soon! :)

  2. Thanks, Becca. Looking forward to meeting you!