February 18th, 2014
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CNN's Ian Lee takes you on a 13 course journey of contemporary Russian cuisine in Sochi.
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Let the games begin ... at the restaurant
August 3rd, 2012
01:00 PM ET
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Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.

It was an all-Chinese women’s final this year in Olympic table tennis, and Xiaoxia Li took the gold. (In fact, China has won 22 of the 26 gold medals since table tennis was introduced as an Olympic sport in 1988.)

Whether you’re feeling inspired by China’s dominating Olympic performance or just want to get away from a long, boring conversation at the dinner table, here are several spots where you can eat great crispy prawns and improve your skills at table tennis or other games, like shuffleboard.

And for those with an eye toward the 2016 Olympics, here's some inspiration: The US has not a single table tennis medal to its name.
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Dining at the Olympic Village
August 3rd, 2012
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Swimming superstar Michael Phelps once claimed he scoffed up to 12,000 calories a day. Usain Bolt's big sprint rival Yohan Blake says he chomps 16 ripe bananas every 24 hours.

A tiny Japanese athlete easily tucked away 50 pieces of sushi after training, while another marathon runner gobbled plates of raw mince.

Or how about the weightlifter who drinks the first milk of a cow that has just given birth?

With extreme eating habits like these, it may be some surprise to learn that within the Olympic Village there lurks a culinary trap that can potentially tip athletes over the fine line between success and failure at London 2012.

Competitors spend years honing their bodies to perfection, scrupulously eating the right foods, avoiding the wrong ones ... and then?

They encounter the Olympic Dining Hall.

Read the full story - "Food, glorious food: Olympic athletes' extreme eating habits"

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Carbo-load like an Olympian
July 30th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
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Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.

As the London 2012 Olympics get rolling, it’s a good time to salute one of the world’s greatest athletes, Michael Phelps. His name is, of course, synonymous with his extraordinary swimming ability and a record-setting eight gold medals in Beijing in 2008.

But for me, the first thing I think of when I hear Phelps’s name is his exceptionally large calorie regimen.

Whether you’re on a similar five-hour-a-day, six-day-a-week training circuit as Phelps, or whether you just want to eat in a manner that he would appreciate, here are a few places where you can go way overboard on the carbs and calories.
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