Berlin, Germany (PressExposure) June 10, 2013 -- Since 2008, eat-the-world has been offering culinary guided tours, which explore the food and culture of nine German cities. With eat-the-world, tourists are taken off the beaten path to discover what happens behind the scenes of a city. A recent survey confirmed the growing interest in experiencing a city's true local life away from overcrowded tourist spots. With this in mind, the idea of writing an e-book to help non-locals discover a city's true spirit was realized. The free e-book serves as a manual with tips and suggestions on how to explore the local life on one's own, and go behind the scenes as an eat-the-world traveler.
The e-book includes the following topics:
- Why it pays to look behind the scenes
- Where to find the real locals
- Get to know the local life
- Eat like a local
- Dos and don'ts
- Useful websites
The link to the free e-book is available here: http://www.eat-the-world.com/nc/en/newsletter.html.
During various stays abroad, the founder, Elke Freimuth, was always asking herself the same question: What do they eat in the area and what characterizes the way of life of the locals? When she then lived for a while in New York, USA, she noticed that the small, family-run businesses were disappearing, driven by the growth of large chains. The young entrepreneur says of her aim: "As a huge fan of European cuisine, I wanted to highlight the typical foods of different countries in relation to the daily lives of their local populations." On her return to Germany, the idea of culinary and cultural tours away from the tourist trails took shape and in April 2008, eat-the-world went online. The "eat-the-world" concept remains unique. There are culinary guided tours or tapas tours in a number of European cities, but they are usually complete menus in three to five different restaurants. The idea of having a lot of small, representative samples is new. The company motto: Get to know the area through its food and its people. This concept helped eat-the-world's founder Elke Freimuth persuade the Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR), the online Internet travel portal association, and win its innovation competition, "Launch Pad 2009". Now present in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dresden, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munchen and Munster, eat-the-world is the leader of culinary guided tours in Germany, with other European cities under way.