The Foodie List Boston

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Guys, I’m officially a TV star.

Okay okay so I’m not technically a “star” (yet). But I did appear in a TV show in Canada called The Foodie List.

The Foodie List is a TV series featuring 13 cities around the world, from from Stockholm to Tel Aviv to Boston. Four local foodies from each city (food experts, journalists, bloggers, chefs) present their favorite and must-try dishes, covering the most iconic and colorful dishes around the world.

I was cast in the Boston episode along with three of my favorite Boston bloggers: Dan from The Food in my Beard, Molly from Pop Bop Shop, and Fiona from A Boston Food Diary.

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In each scene, we visit our most recommended restaurants, eat our favorite dishes, and comment on each meal –  explaining its unique characteristics and flavors, what we like about it, what pops out. Our goal was to make the viewers discover Boston’s best and most authentic dishes. As one would expect, everything was DELICIOUS.

And we had so much fun! We’re all already friends, and after shooting scenes in and around Boston for several days (we posted some behind the scenes on Instagram), with repeated takes, awkward moments, and lots of food, we’ve become even better friends. Foodie friends, if you will.

I’m cringing a little as I watch myself on TV, but hey, we worked hard for this. And I’m not going to lie, I’ve always wanted to be famous :) The show has already aired in Canada, and soon it will air in Europe. Next year it will air here in the US. Right now some scenes from a few cities are up on the Foodie List YouTube channel.

Below are the scenes that I’m in, talking about some of my very favorite things to eat in Boston:

Taza Chocolate Cake at Harvest

Squid Ink Pasta with Tripe from Coppa

Buffalo Brussel Sprouts at Highland Kitchen

Pecan Sticky Bun at Flour

Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant at Piattini

I had an absolute blast filming scenes for The Foodie List, and I know that Dan, Molly, and Fiona did, too. We were all jittery and nervous at first, but eventually got the hang of eating and talking in front of the camera. And I’m super excited that our mugs are going to be broadcast world-wide! We might have a viewing party soon and milk our 15 seconds of fame(ish). One day when I become famous (like Bravo-famous), I’m going to remember this experience very fondly.

First Canada, then Europe, then world domination.

Have a great week, everyone! xo


16 Responses to “The Foodie List Boston”

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    Molly Galler posted March 7, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Next stop, world domination! I absolutely loved doing this with you, Dan and Fiona. I will treasure these memories for my whole life. You and Dan look like total badasses coming up out of the Harvard Square T walking toward Harvest. Full on rockstar status.

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      Bianca Garcia posted March 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Yesss we had so much fun! Should we start pitching “Real Bloggers of Boston”?? ;)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted March 7, 2016 at 10:45 am

    AWESOME!!! And I’m totally pinning this for if I ever go to Boston!

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      Bianca Garcia posted March 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks Kayle! Yes come to Boston!!

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    grace posted March 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    very cool! even cooler is the fact that i ate at piattini when my fiance and i were there last fall and i can vouch for its delicious food!

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      Bianca Garcia posted March 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Yayy thanks! Piattini is so delicious.

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    Dana @ Simply Romanesco posted March 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Great job, Bianca!! I absolutely love the Smoked Mozzarella Eggplant from Piattini. Whenever I’m in Boston and make it to Piattini I have to order that dish. And the Squid Ink Pasta with Tripe from Coppa is a favorite of mine too :)

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      Bianca Garcia posted March 9, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks so much, Dana! I’ve enjoyed every single pasta dish I’ve had at Coppa but the squid ink one was the most unique!

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    Michelle Lahey posted March 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Awesome!! Congrats!

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    Tracey posted March 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Bianca, this is fantastic!!!! Great job.

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    David @ Spiced posted March 10, 2016 at 8:02 am

    You are totally famous now, Bianca…congrats! Now what do I have to do to get an autograph?? It looks like you guys had a blast roaming around Boston eating your favorite foods…that sounds like the perfect day to me. :-)

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    Juliana posted March 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Oh Bianca…too bad I did not have the list when in Boston a while ago…but we made it to Flour…amazing…saving the list for our next trip to Boston.
    Hope you are enjoying your week :)

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    Meghan posted March 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    This is so exciting! Congratulations!

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan posted March 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    And now I can say I know a celeb! Great job Bianca – today the Foodie List – tomorrow The Food Network! :)

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