A real taste of Palm Springs

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When we wrote about Palm Springs in the Globe Travel section on April 12, we didn't have enough space to linger on this terrific desert community — or to mention the culinary walking tours of downtown. They're offered by Desert Tasty Tours from October through May, and include a running commentary on the resort town's history and culture as well as the chance to sample some of its local flavors. The tour makes six stops to try dishes that range from a shrimp taco to a date milkshake to pizzas named for celebrities' favorite topping combinations. For details see the company's website and click on the “Palm Canyon” tab.

Photo of the Village Pub's shrimp taco by David Lyon for the Boston Globe.

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