Lesley Stracks-Mullem, Owner, Taste Carolina

1. What tours I lead? Mostly Durham, but I’ve led them all!
2. Why I love leading tours? It’s always special to show off my favorite cities and restaurants.
3. Favorite food/drink? For me it’s all cheese all the time.

I was inspired to start Taste Carolina after planning food tours for friends and family late in 2008, including trying out seven barbecue restaurants in six hours, armed with maps and a blog. I enjoyed the planning as much as the food itself and thought there might be a market for culinary tours. I’m constantly surprised and grateful that this has been my full time job ever since.