I do Foodi Tours. For almost a year now, on the weekend I have been helping people hit their sweet spot.
I am sure you will agree after taking a quick glance around this website, that desserts are pretty close to my heart. I am not scared of sugar, not at all in fact I just love to talk about it and show people where they can get some of the best sugar highs in Sydney. Although I do all kinds of tours my favourite Foodi Tours are the Cupcake and Dessert Tours.
What kind of people do a Foodi Tours Cupcake and Dessert Tour?.
Lovely people from all over Sydney, Australia and sometimes the world. There are a surprising number of reasons people do a tour like the Cupcake and Dessert tour. Overwhelmingly though, it seems to be a gift for someones birthday. I have had whole families of up to 16 people do a tour. I have had hen’s parties, bucks parties and overseas visitors hoping to get an insight into Sydney. This week I had a couple of sister’s on my tour. The tour was a surprise gift from one to the other and until the moment I greeted them, one of the sisters had no idea what the day would bring. I told her I would be taking her on a three hour tour and she would be eating delicious sweet things all the way around the city. She screamed with delight!. Now that is knowing your sister well.
Doing a Food Tour is always the first thing I do when I get to a city. It’s one of my most fond travel memories in the many places I have been. So, last time I returned from a trip I decided that I wanted to be a Food Guide in my own city. And now I am.
I am sure that you would be surprised to learn that at least 80% of the participants are from Sydney. They always comment just how much they enjoy a walk around the city without agenda and see things they have never noticed before . So, at our meeting point I lay the plans for what you can expect. I share stories about landmarks and about how Sydney must have looked many years ago, how they used the parks and what people ate. Although this isn’t a history tour, having those little snippets of information given to you makes wandering so much more interesting and seems to change how you view our Sydney.
A little snippet of the history of sugar is next. Sugar, now so maligned, was once very precious, in fact it was up there with spices and salt as the commodities of the day when ships and Pirates ruled the high seas. Sugar took off in the 15th century when some countries realised sugar cane juice could be dried and shipped across the globe. By the 1700’s it was produced industrially and became one of the many countries (including Australia’s) biggest exports.
So from the 1500’s onwards pastries, cake making, preserve making and all the things I love, started to be invented. They eventually became available in shops, restaurants and cafes. And I for one have pretty much made a career of cooking with sugar so I am well and truly up to taking others on a trip down pastry lane.
So armed with an appetite for sweets we set off from Hyde Park on Saturday mornings and hit 6 delicious venues each with a story and a delicacy to share. The walk is around 2.5 kilometres and we take it at a leisurely pace while I point out great places you can go if you are interested in eating out in Sydney. By the end of our walk, pretty often people are great friends.
The tour covers a wide variety of desserts. It’s a microcosm of Sydney’s dessert scene covering high end Australian Pastry chefs to some of our most current Instagramed trends.
Now you didn’t expect me to tell you where we go did you?.
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