Hosting the Holidays this year? Let's Cover the Basics
Context offers interactive cooking and cocktail-making classes, online food history courses and deep dives into your favorite cuisines, spices and drinks.
You're Invited to Our Holiday Exclusive Event
Broadcast live from the kitchen
French Holiday Apéritif Hour with David Lebovitz
Chat with a Celebrity Chef and acclaimed writer about his favorite holiday season recipies and traditions. Limited seats remain, book today.
David Lebovitz spent nearly thirteen years as a baker in the kitchen of Chez Panisse in California before moving to Paris nearly two decades ago. He has written seven cookbooks, as well as two memoirs about his life in Paris, which are currently in development for a television series.
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Jennifer was warm and engaging, responsive to questions, and the class was very enjoyable and informative. I really enjoyed the origin of falafel and derivation of the word, in addition of course, to the recipe, and techniques for making and serving it.Liz Panico (Eugene, US)
Another gold medal presentation by Kate Bolton-Porciatti! The program included a diverse mix of maps, current photos, older works of art, and on-site videos made by Kate in various parts of Tuscany, including many areas little-known to visitors. Along with a focus on markets, many food items, livestock and traditional dishes, there was plentiful gorgeous Tuscany scenery. A highlight was a visit to Kate’s own lovely kitchen in Florence, where she prepared 2 traditional Tuscan meals for us. If only Zoom had a way to transmit tastes and aromas to us via computer!Larry L. (Boardman, US)
I was drawn to this presentation because I'm interested in learning about the origins of my ancestor's traditions. Francine gave an extensive talk which left me hungry, happy and eager to learn more. It is obvious that she loves what she does. She is an engaging speaker and also shared recipes and resources to pursue.Margaret (Colts Neck, US)
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