7 Great Things About British Grocery Stores And 6 Things That I, An American, Find Very Odd

7 Great Things About British Grocery Stores And 6 Things That I, An American, Find Very Odd

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James Lamon
1. The chip (or “crisp”) flavours in the UK are LIGHTYEARS ahead of our American flavours. James Lamon Dear American chip makers: we do not need another flavour of nacho cheese. Why don’t you try something like “Japanese Wasabi & Ginger” or “Vintage Cheddar & Chutney” (both real UK flavours). UK chip flavours make me feel like a prince among men while I eat an entire bag in front of the TV.
James Lamon 2. Some people in the UK buy special scented water for their clothing irons they call “ironing water.” James Lamon
WHY!? No one needs this! Use good smelling laundry detergent or fabric softener or dryer sheets. If you are relying on your iron to make your clothes smell good, you need to rethink your entire laundry supply chain.
James Lamon 3. Your average British grocery store sells foods that seem so damn fancy to me. James Lamon
Typical American foods: “Pepper Jack Cheese,” “7 Layer Dip,” or “Chilli con Carne Exploders.”
Typical British foods: “Double Gloucester Cheese,” “Welsh Rarebit Cheese Bake,” or “Coquilles St. Jacques.”
It’s like… wow the president of America eats McDonald’s every single day meanwhile regular shoppers in the UK are filling their carts with foods I cannot even pronounce .
James Lamon 4. Eggs are not refridgerated in the UK. James Lamon
I’m not afraid of unrefrigerated UK eggs (I’ve eaten them for 3 years and I’m fine), but I am frequently surprised by where they are placed in the grocery store. The good thing about refridgerated eggs in the USA is they are always by the milk and cheese. In the UK, the eggs could be any number of places. Sometimes you’ll turn around on the soup aisle and go, “Ah! Eggs!”
James Lamon 5. UK “store brands” offer both lower cost and higher cost options, meaning you can buy, for example, store brand olives, regular olives, or extra premium store brand olives. James Lamon In the USA, every grocery store offers it’s own “house brand” of dietary staples that undercuts the cost of a name brand, such as Coca-Cola, Nutella, or Kellogs. But in the UK, a store brand (such as Sainsbury’s pictured above) offers multiple levels of niceness in its house brand, in this case bacon. We get levels of bacon! Many UK house brands do this! It’s great because you can go simple if you’re saving money or you can go premium if you’re feeling bougie. Choice = power.
James Lamon 6. In the UK, beer is often sold in four packs. James Lamon I literally thought I was on a prank show when I pulled out this “case” of Corona. I’m told you can find bigger quantities of beer at bigger grocery stores, but in London grocery stores I only see four packs. Occasionally I will see a six pack but it’s more rare. And some American instinct I have feels like this just isn’t enough. It needs to be a six pack. Single beer or six pack. Nothing in between.
James Lamon 7. You can buy tin cans of alcoholic mixed drinks. James Lamon
In America, tins (aka “tinnies,” aka “gin in a tin”) are not a big thing. You can buy them but people don’t drink them very often. We buy bottles of liquor and mixers instead. I have concluded tins are popular in the UK because you can drink on the street, or in the park, or anywhere you want, so people need “on-the-go” alcohol for those who don’t want beer or wine. And so, the tins.
Tins come in many interesting flavours. James Lamon And this leads to many wonderful British colloquialisms such as “tinnies in the park?” or “Tins for the train?” which translated to American English means: “do you want to day drink?” British people even have multiple ways to ask you to partake in drinking on the train. They will say “train tinny?” or “tins for the train?” or even “journey juice?” It’s a fascinating culture.
James Lamon 8. British grocery stores only seem to stock “mild” salsa. James Lamon
The image above is the entire salsa section of the store. Just one mild salsa. I find this funny mostly because I’m from Texas where every store has “mild,” “medium,” “hot,” and even “extra hot.”
But it’s even more silly when the label gives away the fact that mild is just the first of multiple heat levels. Where are the other levels? James Lamon I’m pretty positive I’ve purchased Old El Paso “Hot” in America. I’ve never seen the stuff in the UK. Mild for days.
James Lamon 9. Cheese comes in strength levels. James Lamon
I cannot explain why I find this so satisfying but I do. After a long day, I can go to the grocery store and be like “yeah it’s a level 4 kinda night.” (also: Mambo Number Five joke? Anybody?)
James Lamon 10. The number of savoury jams, jellies, and marmalades in stores is astounding to me. James Lamon Americans eat basically none of this. This is an entire store section you could not find in an American grocery store. You may find ONE single jar of savory marmalade. In the UK, you guys have GOBS of the stuff. And I don’t really know what people eat it on? I don’t see my British colleagues or friends eating it. I suppose they must do it in secret away from me, an American.
Let’s just explore a few of the unusual flavours on offer at your typical British grocery. I don’t know anything about these. Are they for cheese boards? Meat? Bread? James Lamon James Lamon 11. British meats all specify that they are home-reared in the UK, which makes me feel like I’m buying local and getting a higher quality product. James Lamon
I have read that misleading marketing tactics in the USA trick people into thinking they are eating domestic beef, pork, or chicken when in fact it comes from elsewhere. The British seem very proud of the quality of their domestic meat and produce, and it tastes good and natural.
James Lamon 12. British sandwiches seem to only have two ingredients. James Lamon I know the meal deal is an institution and I respect it. But it’s funny to me how many British sandwich staples have only two ingredients. In America, sandwiches would contain these same ingredients PLUS lettuce, tomato, pickle, and even onion as standard on all sandwiches. The BLT is probably the simplest American sandwich with three ingredients. But in the UK, you guys seem to never go above 2 ingredients. What gives?
James Lamon 13. And finally, the greatest thing about British Grocery stores is the range and quality of “ready meals.” James Lamon “Ready Meals” are cold (but never frozen) meals freshly-prepared by the grocery store that you take home, heat up, and eat. They have short expiration dates because they are made of real food — unlike in America where our “processed” prepared meals contain chemicals I cannot pronounce.
Ready Meals are incredible because they’re not super expensive yet they taste very delicious. These meals make me feel fancy as hell. James Lamon These meals cost between £3 and £8 pounds — yes, even the lobster thermidor. They also have different cuisines (Indian, Mexican) and dietary options (Vegetarian, low calorie, vegan).
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US Presidents favorite food: recipes include bacon, pancakes, and steak – Business Insider

Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Presidents of the United States have had some eccentric choices for favorite foods. From squirrel stew to cheeseburger pizza, these commanders in chief didn’t let their time at America’s most famous address change their tastes. Here are the favorite foods of all 44 presidents. Visit Business stories. Presidents have hundreds of staff members to cater to their every whim during their time in the White House. Though the Executive Mansion hosts some of the country’s most exclusive and upscale dinners, each president has different tastes for their everyday fuel. The recorded favorites of each president seem to stem from choices made by first ladies, food trends at the time, and comfort food to stay consistent through a rocky administration. From squirrel stew to cheeseburger pizza, here are all 44 presidents’ favorite foods. 1 / George Washington: Hoecakes VCG Wilson/Corbis via Getty Images, Found Image Holdings/Corbis via Getty Images The first president loved hoecakes topped with honey , an early version of an American breakfast classic that originated as a Native American recipe. 2 / John Adams: Hard cider Stock Montage/Stock Montage/Getty Images, Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images Adams picked up the habit of drinking a morning “gill” of hard cider while attending Harvard and later wrote that he would “… never forget how refreshing and salubrious” he found the beverage in college. 3 / Thomas Jefferson: Mac and cheese GraphicaArtis/Getty Images, Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post via Getty Images Jefferson discovered macaroni during his European travels and is credited with popularizing the food in the US after he brought a machine for making the pasta back from Naples, Italy. 4 / James Madison: Ice cream GraphicaArtis/Getty Images, Kris Connor/Getty Images for NYCWFF While it’s hard to pin down one favorite food for Madison, first lady Dolley Madison popularized the frozen treat during her time in the White House and the president was one of its top consumers. 5 / James Monroe: Spoon bread Universal History Archive/Getty Images, Helayne Seidman/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Monroe stayed true to his native Virginia by snacking on spoon bread, which is similar to a bread pudding . 6 / John Quincy Adams: Fresh fruit Stock Montage/Getty Images, Herb Swanson/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images Adams is credited with a simple and healthy favorite of fresh fruit . 7 / Andrew Jackson: Leather britches Stock Montage/Getty Images, Dayna Smith/for the Washington Post Jackson’s favorite dish has nothing to do with sturdy pants but is a term for green beans cooked with bacon . 8 / Martin van Buren: Oysters Hulton Archive/Getty Images, George Rose/Getty Images The half-shell snack was just one of van Buren’s favorite foods, in addition to doughnuts, raisins, figs, and meat. 9 / William Henry Harrison: Squirrel stew VCG Wilson/Corbis via Getty Images, Muhammed Enes Yldrm/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Harrison’s proclivity for nature might have contributed to his taste for squirrel , which was a common protein at the time in a variety of dishes. 10 / John Tyler: Indian pudding Stock Montage/Stock Montage/Getty Images, Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images This cozy dish with spice and ice cream is similar to popular English desserts flavored with raisins and currants. 11 / James Polk: Cornbread Universal History Archive/Getty Images, Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post via Getty Images Cornbread was a tribute to Polk’s Tennessee roots during his time in the White House, much of which was spent entertaining alongside his wife, Sarah. 12 / Zachary Taylor: Calas Stock Montage/Getty Images, Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images Taylor’s taste for Southern and Creole food led him to calas, which are similar to the treats consisting of fried dough covered in powdered sugar now known as beignets. 13 / Millard Fillmore: Soup Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images, Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/picture alliance via Getty Images Fillmore was a fan of hearty foods , including beef stew, mock turtle soup, fish, ham with macaroni, duck, chicken, pigeon, and larded sweetbreads. 14 / Franklin Pierce: Fried clams Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images, Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Pierce’s taste in food was true to his New England roots and included fried clams, clam chowder, and apple pie. 15 / James Buchanan: Cabbage Charles Krupa/AP, Bettmann/Getty Images Buchanan had a taste for finer cuisine, including French dishes that had just arrived in America. However, he also counted cabbage among his consistent favorites. 16 / Abraham Lincoln: Bacon Stock Montage/Getty Images, Pontus Johansson/Getty Images Lincoln also cited gingerbread cookies among one of his closely held favorites, but was a reliably hearty eater and fond of bacon . 17 / Andrew Johnson: Hoppin’ John PhotoQuest/Getty Images, Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Southerner Johnson’s comfort-food favorite is made with black-eyed peas, rice, chopped onion, sliced bacon, and salt. 18 /

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Squirrel stew, jelly beans, and hoecakes: Here are all 44 presidents’ favorite foods

Squirrel stew, jelly beans, and hoecakes: Here are all 44 presidents’ favorite foods Ellen Cranley,Ellen Cranley May 25, 2019, 21:49 IST Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and his wife Michelle eat a cheesesteak and fries during a campaign stop at Pat’s King of Steaks April 22, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charles Ommanney/Getty Images Presidents of the United States have had some eccentric choices for favorite foods. From squirrel stew to cheeseburger pizza, these commanders in chief didn’t let their time at America’s most famous address change their tastes. Here are the favorite foods of all 44 presidents. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Presidents have hundreds of staff members to cater to their every whim during their time in the White House.
Though the Executive Mansion hosts some of the country’s most exclusive and upscale dinners, each president has different tastes for their everyday fuel. The recorded favorites of each president seem to stem from choices made by first ladies, food trends at the time, and comfort food to stay consistent through a rocky administration.
From squirrel stew to cheeseburger pizza, here are all 44 presidents’ favorite foods. {{}} View As: One Page Slides George Washington: Hoecakes
The first president loved hoecakes topped with honey , an early version of an American breakfast classic that originated as a Native American recipe. John Adams: Hard cider
Adams picked up the habit of drinking a morning “gill” of hard cider while attending Harvard and later wrote that he would “… never forget how refreshing and salubrious” he found the beverage in college. Thomas Jefferson: Mac and cheese
Jefferson discovered macaroni during his European travels and is credited with popularizing the food in the US after he brought a machine for making the pasta back from Naples, Italy. James Madison: Ice cream
While it’s hard to pin down one favorite food for Madison, first lady Dolley Madison popularized the frozen treat during her time in the White House and the president was one of its top consumers. James Monroe: Spoon bread
Monroe stayed true to his native Virginia by snacking on spoon bread, which is similar to a bread pudding . John Quincy Adams: Fresh fruit
Adams is credited with a simple and healthy favorite of fresh fruit . Andrew Jackson: Leather britches
Jackson’s favorite dish has nothing to do with sturdy pants but is a term for green beans cooked with bacon . Martin van Buren: Oysters
The half-shell snack was just one of van Buren’s favorite foods, in addition to doughnuts, raisins, figs, and meat. William Henry Harrison: Squirrel stew
Harrison’s proclivity for nature might have contributed to his taste for squirrel , which was a common protein at the time in a variety of dishes. John Tyler: Indian pudding
This cozy dish with spice and ice cream is similar to popular English desserts flavored with raisins and currants. James Polk: Cornbread
Cornbread was a tribute to Polk’s Tennessee roots during his time in the White House, much of which was spent entertaining alongside his wife, Sarah. Zachary Taylor: Calas
Taylor’s taste for Southern and Creole food led him to calas, which are similar to the treats consisting of fried dough covered in powdered sugar now known as beignets. Millard Fillmore: Soup
Fillmore was a fan of hearty foods , including beef stew, mock turtle soup, fish, ham with macaroni, duck, chicken, pigeon, and larded sweetbreads. Franklin Pierce: Fried clams
Pierce’s taste in food was true to his New England roots and included fried clams, clam chowder, and apple pie. James Buchanan: Cabbage
Buchanan had a taste for finer cuisine, including French dishes that had just arrived in America. However, he also counted cabbage among his consistent favorites. Abraham Lincoln: Bacon
Lincoln also cited gingerbread cookies among one of his closely held favorites, but was a reliably hearty eater and fond of bacon . Andrew Johnson: Hoppin’ John
Southerner Johnson’s comfort-food favorite is made with black-eyed peas, rice, chopped onion, sliced bacon, and salt. Ulysses S. Grant: Rice pudding
Ulysses S. Grant kept things simple with his favorite — rice pudding. Rutherford B. Hayes: Cornmeal pancakes
Hayes enjoyed this simple but hearty dish during his presidency and his wife’s recipe for these Civil War-era pancakes has been preserved for diners of today. James Garfield: Squirrel soup
Garfield was the second president to count squirrel as one of his favorite meals, which is nearly unheard of today. Chester Arthur: Mutton chops
Arthur’s meal of choice matched his facial hair style, as both were known as mutton chops. Grover Cleveland: Pickled herring
Cleveland was a bachelor when he entered the White House in 1884 and told a friend he wished he could pass up the luxurious meals for “a pickled herring, a Swiss cheese, and a chop instead of the French stuff.” Benjamin Harrison: Corn
Harrison’s beginnings in Ohio and Indiana put him in the middle of the country’s main corn production region and shaped his favorite foods for years to come. William McKinley: Meat and fish
It was written that McKinley and his wife were simple but hearty eaters, and ” liked plain food , in substantial quantities.” Theodore Roosevelt: Steak and gravy
Roosevelt was an adventurous eater and ate as one would expect a hunter would, counting wild game and steak among his favorites. William Taft: Steak and potatoes
Taft, who came to be known as the heaviest US president in history, was a hearty and classic eater, relying on favorite staples of steak and potatoes. Woodrow Wilson: Chicken salad
Wilson was a simple eater, and the only stand-out favorite a former housekeeper could recall beyond classic breakfast foods was chicken salad. Warren G. Harding: Chicken pot pie
Harding’s rollercoaster presidency might have pushed him toward the comfort-food favorite of a chicken pot pie that points back to his roots in the Midwest. Calvin Coolidge: Apple pie
Coolidge was a casual but adventurous eater, counting Vermont country pickles, Mrs. Coolidge’s Chicken Chop Suey, chicken chow mein, and apple pie made with pork among his favorite recipes. Herbert Hoover: Sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Hoover’s favorite has stood the test of time, as sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows can still be found on dinner tables across the country come Thanksgiving. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Grilled cheese
According to Henrietta Nesbitt , Roosevelt’s White House housekeeper, FDR loved grilled cheese sandwiches in addition to other classic American foods, including scrambled eggs, fish chowder, hot dogs, and fruitcake. Harry Truman: Well-done steak
Truman was specific that his steak was to be cooked well-done. Dwight Eisenhower: The first lady’s Million-Dollar Fudge
Though Eisenhower liked cooking as a stress-reliever, he didn’t mind Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge made for him with chocolate, marshmallow, and nuts. John F. Kennedy: Creamy clam chowder
Kennedy ate like a true New Englander, preferring the creamy clam chowder to Manhattan-style tomato based. Lyndon B. Johnson: Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy
In addition to Mexican food, corn bread, and grits, Texan Johnson tucked into hearty chicken-fried steak. Richard Nixon: Cottage cheese and ketchup
Nixon’s unusual favorite of cottage cheese and ketchup would raise eyebrows any time of day, but the president especially liked it for breakfast . Gerald Ford: Pot roast
Ford would follow his classic American dinner of choice with butter pecan ice cream. Jimmy Carter: Grits
Though he was known for his background in farming peanuts, Carter stuck to the Southern favorite , which also served as the family dog’s name . Ronald Reagan: Jelly beans
Reagan was obsessed with the colorful snack, and at one point reportedly ordered more than 300,000 to be placed around the Capitol, White House, and other federal buildings each month. George H.W. Bush: Pork rinds
The president reportedly caused sales of the snack to skyrocket while he was on the campaign trail and identified them as his favorite, particularly when they were topped with Tabasco. Bill Clinton: Cheeseburgers
Clinton chased his favorite fast foods including jalapeno cheeseburgers, chicken enchiladas, barbecue, cinnamon rolls, and pies on the presidential campaign trail, years before he would experiment with veganism for his health. George W. Bush: Cheeseburger pizza
Former White House Chef Cristeta Comerford told reporters after the president left office that Bush loved what staff called “home-made ‘cheeseburger pizzas’ because every ingredient of a cheeseburger is on top of a margherita pizza.” Barack Obama: Nachos
The former president told comedian Jerry Seinfeld that nachos were one of his greatest vices.
“That’s one of those where I have to have it taken away,” Obama said. “I’ll have guacamole coming out of my eyeballs.” Donald Trump: Fast food
Trump has a well-documented affection for fast food. From serving it in the White House to getting it delivered to his private plane, the president has said Burger King and McDonald’s are among his favorites because they promise a standard of cleanliness that’s hard to verify at other restaurants.

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Asian Cuisine Festival in Beijing ends but shows great appetite

Asian Cuisine Festival in Beijing ends but shows great appetite By Wu Yan Share Copied The Asian Cuisine Festival ended successfully in Beijing on May 22, with its main venue in Beijing Olympic Park attracting nearly 80,000 visitors in seven days. To celebrate the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), Beijing, along with Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Chengdu, present their citizens with the diversity of Asian delicacies. In the Beijing Olympic Park, food stalls from Chinese time-honored brands to India’s roti prata and Japan’s washoku, were set up for visitors to have a taste, raking in a total of 2.2 million yuan (320,000 U.S. dollars). Unmanned restaurants and robot delivery were also displayed at the exhibition to showcase how technology has changed the traditional catering industry. A robot delivers food at an exhibition area in Beijing Olympic Park during the Asian Cuisine Festival, May 19, 2019. /VCG Photo A robot delivers food at an exhibition area in Beijing Olympic Park during the Asian Cuisine Festival, May 19, 2019. /VCG Photo A total of 282 restaurants in six business districts at Beijing’s main urban areas joined the festival as well, achieving accumulated sales of 38.3 million yuan, an increase of 9.1 percent compared with the same period last year. As discounts were offered both offline and online, the number of visits to and ordering on online restaurants participating in the festival totaled 922,000 and 427,000 respectively, having the online trading volume reach 7.5 million yuan, an increase of 16.4 percent compared with last year. Taking food as the medium, the Asian Cuisine Festival shows how food from different civilizations coexist and commonly develop. A group of people show their unique food culture at an exhibition area in Beijing Olympic Park during the Asian Cuisine Festival, May 16, 2019. /VCG Photo A group of people show their unique food culture at an exhibition area in Beijing Olympic Park during the Asian Cuisine Festival, May 16, 2019. /VCG Photo According to statistics from Meituan-Dianping, the China’s leading online and on-demand delivery platform, the number of Asian restaurants opening on the Chinese mainland has continued to grow, with an annual growth rate of over 50 percent. The data shows that among these Asian restaurants, Japanese cuisine restaurants account for the largest proportion with 53 percent of the total, followed by Korean cuisine restaurants accounting for 36.4 percent and Southeast Asian cuisine restaurants with 7.5 percent. Although the number of restaurants for cuisine from South Asian, West Asian, Central Asian and other regions in Asia is relatively small so far, it’s growing quickly. Take Indian cuisine as an example: the number of restaurants increased seven times from 2014 to 2018. (Top image: A chef makes an Indian roti prata at a food stall in Beijing Olympic Park during the Asian Cuisine Festival, May 16, 2019. /VCG Photo) SITEMAP

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Take your taste buds on a Bengali delicacy at Hotel Sahara Star

Take your taste buds on a Bengali delicacy at Hotel Sahara Star 23/05/2019
23 May 2019, Mumbai: Our country is a mélange of cultures; this also means a variety of food and festivals that are celebrated joyfully. At Hotel Sahara Star we celebrate everything with gusto.
Delve into authentic Bengali cuisine, at Hotel Sahara Star all this month. An exclusive pop up menu curated by Master Chef Prosenjit Ghosh. The sumptuous spread will include BENGALI delicacies like Malai Chingri, Kosha Mangsho, Cholar Dal, Maacher Jhol, Palang Saag Ghonto, and many more, which will be an indulgence for your taste buds.
Binge on sumptuous Bengali cuisines, at Earth Plate all this month. Relive the memories of your favourite cuisine.
Hotel: EARTH PLATE, Hotel Sahara Star
Price:
Adult: 2,500 + taxes without alcohol
Child: INR 1,250 + taxes with alcohol
Date: 17th May 2019 – 26th May 2019
7:00 pm to 11:45 pm
About Sahara Star Hotel
Sahara Star, the flagship hotel of Sahara India Pariwar, is one of India’s most desirable destinations. The 5-star hotel strategically located near Mumbai’s domestic airport magnificently blends Indian mysticism and culture, while personifying the country’s progressive spirit blending peerless hospitality with ultra-modern technology. Creating a paradigm shift, Sahara Star showcases world largest-pillar-less- clear- to- sky dome, an architectural landmark blending hospitality and entertainment to cater one of the most individualized hospitality experiences. Hotel Sahara Star features 348 well-appointed luxurious guestrooms with 25 elegant suites.4 specialty restaurants and 1 inimitable journey. Hotel Sahara Star brings together a sumptuous array of delicacies from across the Globe. The hotel features an unbelievable external façade made of glass and steel post completion. Here, the culture, mystique & hospitality of India blend with modern facility & services to create the finest business-cum-leisure hotel of the country. Related Posts Awareness on menstruation and menstrual hygiene ‘Maa Ki Baat’– A Heartfelt Heirloom Recipe Show, Viewed Through A Modern Lens By Chef Ranveer Brar A Rollicking Iftaar at Mulk

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Killarney vs. Kitsilano: Family friendly neighbourhoods of Vancouver

View Larger Image Killarney vs. Kitsilano: Family friendly neighbourhoods of Vancouver
If you are moving to Vancouver with a family, one of the first things you’ll need to do is decide on a neighbourhood. Like most Canadian cities, Vancouver consists of many different districts and quarters. Some parts of town are more suitable for hipsters and young professionals, and other neighbourhoods like Killarney and Kitsilano are going to be more ideal for families and children.
On the whole, Vancouver is a very safe and clean city. In other words, it’s a pretty family-friendly place to live, all the way around. But when you want the best for your family, you have to look at school districts, public parks and playgrounds, pedestrian zones, and so on.
So let’s take a closer look at two of Vancouver’s more popular areas, Killarney and Kitsilano, on opposite ends of town, and see how they measure up. Kitsilano by the beach
Near the northwest corner of the Burrand Peninsula, Kitsilano has excellent proximity to some of Vancouver’s best beaches. It’s also close to downtown and a rich array of culture and entertainment, as well as an abundance of health food shops and yoga studios.
If money is no object, you’ll probably prefer to live closer to the shore. Kits Beach and the Spanish Banks offer vast expanses of soft sand and captivating views of English Bay and the downtown skyline. On summer days, the beach fills up with swimmers, sunbathers and volleyball tournaments. You’ll also find Canada’s longest swimming pool, an outdoor salt-water pool open from May through September.
But head inland a few blocks, and you can save some money on your house or apartment. You’ll also get yourself a little closer to some of the city’s nicest shops and restaurants. West 4th Avenue is just brimming with trendy bars and eateries, and of course, there’s a Whole Foods.
The median price of a single-family home in Kitsilano is just over $3 million, and even townhouses sell for more than a million. Culture in Kits
For something more educational and culturally stimulating, you could spend untold days strolling the pathways and perusing the museums of Vanier Park . The Museum of Vancouver exhibits the city’s colorful alongside a fantastic collection of First Nations artifacts. Just next door, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre puts on some wonderful demonstrations that the whole family can enjoy. Vanier Park is also home to “Bard on the Beach” , western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival. It takes place outdoors and runs all summer.
The park sits right on the waterfront, with Kits Beach just around the corner. On a clear day you can view the coastline as it stretches out from English Bay. Or simply admire the Art Deco architecture of Burrand Bridge, connecting Kitsilano to Yaletown, Davie Village and the West End.
For even greater cultural fusion, Vancouver’s Greek town makes up a good portion of the Kitsilano neighborhood. Enjoy some authentic mediterranean cuisine, and enjoy the all-day Greek street festival that happens every June. Kitsilano Schools
There are three public elementary schools in Kits and one secondary school. Public schools in British Columbia are free to local residents, and they maintain very high standard of education.
To determine which public school catchment you will belong to based on your address, be sure to check out the Vancouver School Board’s locator tool .
For something more specialized, you can also look into the private and independent schools. Both are tuition based and do not receive public funding. The only difference is that independent schools are governed by the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC). Within Kitsilano, there are a handful of these.
For special needs and students with dyslexia, for example, Fraser Academy offers one of the best programs in British Columbia. One of the city’s most highly ranked schools, St. Augustine’s School offers K-7 education with a Catholic influence. St. John’s School is a K-12 international school with a commitment to academic excellence and a global approach to education. Killarney on the East Side
At the opposite end of the peninsula from Kitsilano, at the southeastern corner, Killarney sits on the south-facing slope overlooking the Fraser River . Out here in East Vancouver, the cost of housing tends to be more reasonable, but without being too far from downtown and the city centre. And as one of Vancouver’s newer neighborhoods, it feels a bit closer to nature and a little less congested.
Single family homes in Killarney are going for about $1.6 million, as of May 2019, which is pretty affordable for Vancouver. And the neighbourhood also has a good supply of condos and townhouses, which are selling for closer to $600,000. A melting pot
Killarney, which also includes the community of Champlain Heights , has attracted young families as well as an incredibly diverse collection of ethnic groups. Take a look around the neighbourhood, especially up Kingsway , and you’ll find businesses serving the whole spectrum of Canadian immigrant populations, including Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Indian, Caribbean, Filipino and more.
Many residents appreciate the balance of feeling close to the city, but far enough from the skyscrapers and high-rises. Killarney still retains enough green space to remind you of of the forest it once was. Everett Crowley Park , covering 38 acres, is the site of a massive native restoration project. A reclaimed landfill, the park has become a biologically diverse and thriving habitat, attracting hundreds of species of birds. The park also hosts an annual Earth Day event and various outdoor learning activities. Killarney Schools
Killarney has four public elementary schools, providing K-7 education. Killarney Secondary, on 41st Avenue, is the largest secondary school in Vancouver and has great reputation for its fine arts program.
Remember to check out the Vancouver School Board’s locator tool , to see which public school catchment your address belongs to.
A private school alternative, the Vancouver Formosa Academy (VFA) specializes in English as a second language programs for grades 7-12. Catering to international students, VFA helps newcomers make the transition between their home country and the Canadian way of life. Conclusions
Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, with a very high quality of life, you really can’t go wrong in Vancouver. But when it comes to selecting a neighbourhood for raising a family, you may have to choose between paying a few million dollars for a home in a central location like Kitsilano, or saving a couple million by living further out in a place like Killarney. Either way, you’re never far from some nice waterways, charming parks, great restaurants and quality schools. Further Reading
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There were not a lot of continental food to choose from for breakfast. There were 2 Indian dishes served but not all people like Indian food, I suggest go for Chinese food if you’re looking to serve asian cuisine, it would be more preferable for more nationalities.
The bed was super comfy, and the rooms were big, lots of spaces to move around.
Stayed in May 2019

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Debuts More Than 200 Inspiring Plant-Based Dishes Fleetwide

Thursday, 23 May 2019 Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Debuts More Than 200 Inspiring Plant-Based Dishes Fleetwide MUMBAI (May 20, 2019) – Regent Seven Seas Cruises ® , the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, today announced the debut of an extensive array of innovative plant-based cuisine on menus across its fleet. Beginning July 1, 2019, more than 200 gourmet plant-based selections will be offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner to meet the evolving tastes of luxury travelers who are following vegan or vegetarian lifestyles, or hunger to enjoy more plant-based fare. New dishes like Wild Mushroom Tart with Brittle Pie Crust, Mushroom Duxelles and Red Pepper Coulis ; Falafel Fritters with Harissa Mayo, Cucumber, Mint, and Capers ; Spiced Potato & Green Pea Samosas with Tamarind Chutney ; and Summer Berry Pudding Chantilly showcase a range of cuisines including Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, Malaysian, and more. Other menu highlights include nourishing Power Bowls and Poke Bowls, hearty pastas and noodles, light and refreshing salads and soups and decadent items like an Impossible TM Cheeseburger, and a Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal-Almond Topping. “For luxury travelers who are increasingly adding more plant-based cuisine to their meals, we’re offering even more imaginative selections of bold, flavorful appetizers, entrees and desserts, with craveable tastes and mouth-watering presentations,” said Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and chief executive officer. “Our expanded plant-based cuisine sets the highest benchmark in luxury cruising.” Luxury travelers are increasingly interested in enjoying plant-based fare. W orldwide, more than 9 of 10 plant-based meals are consumed by people who are not vegans. Regent’s 200 plant-based selections will be fully integrated into the daily menus on Regent ships, instead of being offered on a separate menu. The new offerings were developed by Regent’s culinary leadership team under the direction of Bernhard Klotz, Regent’s vice president of Food and Beverage, in concert with world-renowned chef, culinary instructor, and author Christophe Berg. “Plant-based cuisine appeals to a broad audience of luxury travelers,” Klotz explained. “This is an emerging, modern specialty cuisine that allows our guests to enjoy more flavorful foods that are in harmony with their current tastes and pushes the boundaries on Regent’s acclaimed culinary creativity and imagination.” Selected Plant-Based Menu Highlights · Chia Cashew Yogurt with Carrot-Hazelnut Granola, Mixed Berries and Tropical Fruits · Chickpea Pancake with Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Harissa Sauce, Just Like Feta · Banana-Oatmeal Pancakes with Berries and Maple Syrup · Avocado Toast on Rustic Farmers Bread Lunch · Sweet Potato Soup with Miso & Ginger · Tomato Bisque with Dill · Roasted Almond and Vegetable Soup · Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Vegetables, Grapefruit, Coconut, Boston Lettuce, Rice Paper, Roasted Peanut Dip · Tajin Spiced Hummus & Avocado Wrap with Boston Lettuce, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Fruit Skewer · Osaka Power Bowl with Soba Noodles, Eggplant, Tofu, Sweet Potatoes, Edamame, Wakame Salad, Nori, Miso Sesame Dressing · Mediterranean Bowl with Brown Rice, Beluga Lentils, Green Peas, Cauliflower, Tomato, Homemade Tzatziki, Kalamata Olives, Pita Bread, Roasted Almond-Orange Dressing · Falafel Power Bowl with Roasted Carrots, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Assorted Greens, Olives, Capers, Mint, Parsley, Lemon-Tahini dressing · Green Lentil Penne Pasta, Wild Mushroom Bolognese with Cashew Nuts · “Impossible Burger” Sesame Bun, Just Like Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Skinny Fries Dinner · Caramelized Apple Tart with Fresh Feta-Cashew Cheese, Balsamic Caramel · Wild Mushroom Tart with Brittle Pie Crust, Mushroom Duxelles, Red Pepper Coulis · Mulligatawny, Traditional Indian Red Lentil & Coconut Soup · Spiced Potato & Green Pea Samosas with Tamarind Chutney · Baked Porcini & Spinach Cannelloni, with Toasted Hazelnuts, Tomato Sauce, Béchamel · Mushroom & Spinach Crepes, with Béchamel and Tomato Sauce · Roasted Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini with Quinoa – Olive Salad, Pine Nut Dressing, Yellow Pepper Coulis · Singapore Noodles, with Stir Fried Vegetables, Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Rice Vermicelli · Green Curry Vegetable Stir Fry, with Eggplant, Oyster Mushrooms, Cauliflower, Green Peas, Jasmine Rice Desserts · Basil Scented Fruit Minestrone, Lemon Sorbet · Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal-Almond Topping · Pear Williams & Rosemary Sorbet

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Najibdarbar |Best Non-Veg Restaurant in Najibabaad |Buffet Restaurants

Published New Discard Success! Najibdarbar a Multi Cuisine Restaurant situated near the extreme well known location of Haridwar Bypass road. With the introduction of variety of dishes at NajiDarbar, we embody the spirit and essence of fine Indian cuisine with excellent taste and quality food. Najibdarbar is servicing you excellent quality food. People here can enjoy the food along with the ambiance within the restaurant; NajibDarbar cuisine is a mixture of modern style with traditional roots. The authentic taste of dishes you can enjoy by the online delivery of food.

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Bahrain: the island for expats

· Updated 24 May 2019
Bahrain, a tiny island nation in the Persian Gulf, is a historical, financial and multicultural hub. It is also one of the few places where expats actually outnumber locals!
Bahrain welcomes people from all corners of the world, and much of its appeal comes from its preservation of local tradition juxtaposed with its modern, futuristic atmosphere.
What makes this friendly island nation so unique? There is no income tax
You may be surprised to learn that Bahrain, doesn’t have an income tax. As a result, expats can expect to live more comfortably than at home. This is also why many choose to raise children here. Expats do pay a tax for social services, but this rate is only 1% of their monthly salary. You may be asking yourself, are the Bahranians just really nice? Well, yes, but these generous taxation laws are actually made possible by the immense wealth the country has acquired from its oil industry. This, along with its reputation in job satisfaction and work-life balance, makes Bahrain a magnet for workers from around the world. Bahrain is an island…kind of
Bahrain is actually an archipelago made up of 33 islands. The majority of the population is concentrated on the main island of Bahrain and, if you’re an expat, chances are you will be settling down in the island’s capital, Manama. Bahrain’s small size and desirable living conditions make it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Despite its geography, Bahrain is also extremely accessible. If you ask a local, they’ll tell you it takes 20 minutes to get anywhere, and there are bridges and causeways connecting the islands. Looking to explore another city? The King Fahd Causeway, built in 1981, will take you from Bahrain to the Saudi Arabian peninsula in (I’ll let you guess) less than 20 minutes. International cuisine
Foodies will find no shortage of options in Bahrain, a country with a thriving local and international food scene. It is no secret that the best cuisine is made by nationals of a culture, and here you will restaurants serving everything from Indian tandoori-grilled meats, to Ethiopian coffee, to Portuguese pasteis de nata . One of the best places to try an assortment of food is in an open air market, or souq. Walk around the Bab Al-Bahrain souq, in Manama, and pick up an Indian pastry like ladoo or some fresh made juice to go with your samosas. For a taste of the local cuisine, head over to the souq in Al-Muharraq and sit down to try khubz , a traditional flatbread, paired with any number of dishes, and khabees , a delicious date fudge, to finish off. Watch out for dust storms
Despite everything Bahrain has to offer, there is one bitter aspect–it shares the same harsh desert climate as its neighbors. Winters are mild, but summers are exceptionally hot, with temperatures and humidity making it hard to stay outside for long periods of time. Occasionally, you may experience a dust or sand storm. If you’ve never witnessed this phenomenon, it is good to know what to expect. Dust storms cause low visibility and can make it hard to breathe. The app Safeture sends you notifications and advice about impending storms, and you may also want to buy a protective face mask to have on hand. Oh, and don’t forget to leave that dust at the door when visiting someone’s house by taking your shoes off. Bahrain will feel like home
If there’s one thing you won’t have to worry about when moving to Bahrain, it’s fitting in. In a 2018 Expat Insider report, Bahrain ranked #5 for the most welcoming countries in the world. Expats found it easy to make friends with locals and foreigners alike. If you’re worried about the language barrier, there is no need to fret, as English is widely spoken in both business and public spheres.
Expats can join one of the many clubs catering to specific communities, like the Bahrain Irish Society, that organize cultural events year round such as the St Patrick’s Day Ball. While Islamic customs such as conservative dress and holidays are generally adhered to, Bahrainians are very accepting of other peoples and faiths. On a typical Saturday night, expats can be found taking a stroll on the smooth, sandy beaches at sunset or going out for drinks in Manama.
Bahrain’s rich historical and cultural tradition, combined with its multinational identity, makes this country a favorite for expats. Related posts:

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