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5 August 2014

TCM and Eating to Beat the Heat in China

Learn a bit more about the principles of hot and cold food in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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30 June 2014

Montepulciano, an Alternative Cultural and Culinary Tuscan Excursion

Culinary docent Adrienne Kovats gives us her top selections for how to visit Montepulciano in Tuscany.

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7 June 2014

Docent Spotlight: Sophie Ruggles

We explore the culinary world of Barcelona with cook, food writer, and Context docent Sophie Ruggles.

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5 June 2014

Italian Cooking Class in Rome

Step inside our Italian Cooking Class in Rome to learn about the basics of Italian cooking and cuisine.

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Of course, no Italian cooking class would be complete without a glass or two of Prosecco to lubricate proceedings. Plus of course, the requisite bruschetta--a simple but delicious traditional Italian antipasto consisting of freshly chopped tomatoes and basil on toasted bread with a drizzle of olive oil.

20 May 2014

Ile-de-France Products: Parisians Finding Goods in Their Own Backyard

We explore the “locavore” movement taking hold across Parisian kitchens.

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4 May 2014

Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine

To whet your appetite for our soon-to-launch Nishiki Market walk, we’re looking at some of the delicious and unusual foods you’ll find at Kyoto’s four-hundred-year-old covered market.

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You'll see nukazuke in wooden barrels throughout Nishiki Market, and you'll find them in their fully pickled form as a side dish at nearly every meal.

18 April 2014

Istanbul’s Incredible Markets

Our food docent, Renan Yucel, takes us on a journey through the sights, sounds and smells of Istanbul’s incredible markets.

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"Hünnap" is a fruit that is used in Ottoman Palace cuisine, originally from Syria. It's season is from the end of September. After October you can still find dried hünnap. Hünnap is used in Turkish cuisine as a snack; we eat it with tea especially after dinner. Fresh Hünnap can also be used to make jam.

10 March 2014

Docent Spotlight: Heribert von Reiche

Longtime Berlin docent Heribert von Reiche shares his love for his native city with us.

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3 March 2014

Mapping Tokyo’s Culture and Cafes

We give a little background on Tokyo’s fascinatingly unique cafe culture and suggest some places to stop on your next trip.

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14 January 2014

Understanding Spanish Sherry

Context docent and sommelier Preston Mohr shares the process and subtleties of Spanish Sherry, one of the most misunderstood wines of the world.

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27 December 2013

Roscón de Reyes: A cake made for a King (or Queen)!

In Spain, the Christian holiday Epiphany (January 6) is fêted with flair. Our Spain specialist explains the tradition of the Roscón de Reyes.

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8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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19 October 2013

5 Fashionable Brunch Spots in Paris

Our picks for the trendiest Parisian brunch spots of the moment.

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A veggie burger at Le Dépanneur

16 September 2013

Prague’s Historic Cafés

Learn more about the history behind Prague’s historic cafés

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Built in 1902, the Cafe Louvre boasts Karel Capek, Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein among its former patrons. Adopted by the city’s literary movers and shakers as a makeshift office in 1912, the cafe later extended its premises with a jazz club and wine cellar. In 1948, the venue was ransacked by communist forces and lay unused until the early 90s when it underwent a painstaking renovation to restore it to its former glory.

26 August 2013

Practical Facts: 5 Food Traps to Avoid in Rome

Our culinary experts give their advice and tips on how to avoid tourist traps while eating in Rome.

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Dining near a major tourist monument may spell trouble. Photo ©Jessica Stewart

13 August 2013

Summer Drinks in Paris, Where to Cool Off

Looking for a place to grab a cool drink during your summer trip to Paris? Let us give you our picks.

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