22 Mar Cambridge Evening News March 2013
Touring Cambridge the foodie way – Ella Walker tries out a new food tour of Cambridge and discovers a host of independent traders, hidden away delis and even the odd bit of goat meat
The moral of this story is: I should have eaten less breakfast. Facing a five-hour walking tour of Cambridge seemed to require two slices of peanut butter on toast and a glass of milk. It was a mistake. If you’re going to join the Cambridge Food Tour on one of its foodies meanders about the city, make sure you’re hungry.
The tours are run by the endlessly enthusiastic Gerla Pusey – de Boer. Originally from Friesland in the Netherlands, the travel and hospitality expert has lived in Cambridge for more than 10 years and launched Cambridge Food Tours last September.
It was after several friends visited from the Netherlands and couldn’t find any local English food to try, except below par fish and chips and gelatinous pork pies. Gerla decided to step in and put her talents to work: “I thought maybe I should do something here, because, where do you find nice pies?” she says indignantly. “Nothing is typically English except the Chelsea bun and sandwiches!”
Note from the Cambridge Food Tour: This tour is slightly different to our normal one as it was specially created for that day. However, our tours are never the same as we like variation.