“The question isn’t whether culinary tourism is growing — which it is, almost exponentially,” said CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg on “It’s how it’s growing. We’ve evolved from culinary tourism, where travelers merely watched experts in demonstration kitchens, to full-on participatory travel, where travelers get up close and personal with chefs, the products and the process itself. It’s travel that embraces a more genuine, authentic experience.”

Want to embrace an authentic experience? So do we — and we’ll highlight any cool food and drink destinations as we come across them.