Food and Water – Messages from Heaven

Food and Water – Messages from Heaven

Food and Water – Messages from Heaven Food and Water – Messages from Heavenby Beinsa DounoModern people say that man should feed with varied food to live. It is true that man should eat, but what to eat? If it concerns the bee, it feeds with honey. The wolf feeds with meat, the sheep – with grass. What with feeds man? Nature has strictly defined who with what should feed himself. To man it has defined to feed with fresh pure food, which is difficult to decompose. The cuisine of modern people is unnatural. It has deviated from natural cuisine and as a result people are exposed to various diseases and sufferings. One day when they get in touch with rational nature and obey its laws it will give to each living creature whatever the creature wishes. Nature knows how to give and how to satisfy the wishes of all living creatures. There is a law in nature stating that if someone wants something nature satisfies his wish.ACCEPTANCE OF FOODHarmonyWhat do we call proper nutrition? Proper nutrition is when thought takes active part in it.When man does not think while eating, it is as if he has not eaten.The brain and the stomach are both poles of life. If you have a headache, you should know that that there is a mess in your stomach. If you have a stomachache you should know that there is something wrong with your head.Evil spirits to create mess in the head first of all make mess in the stomach.Man should always be awake! In the morning consciousness should be awake and for half an hour you should breathe and thank, at lunch half an hour you should breathe and thank and in the evening you should breathe and thank for half an hour. Do this to see how your health will strengthen. There where mind is present each work is well done. The same law is valid for the stomach as well. You eat without the presence of your mind. If you eat and do not thank for the meal, the same law applies.In nature there is a law: when you want to solve a question sometimes you think too long 5 minutes is enough to think. When you think for five minutes whatever you decide is enough. If you think for 2030 minutes and even you think for a whole day, you will decide the same.Suppose that the atmosphere influences you, you feel certain cold in your legs. In this case concentrate your mind on your legs and see for how many minutes after you have been concentrated your legs will warm. This is a law of healthful condition. There where mind participates in all the processes of consciousness or self-consciousness, we already have good results. If you eat and your mind is present while eating, you find out that eating is work. If you participate with whole your mind you will see that this work is pleasant and from the food you will get a lot of stored energy. If you drink water or breathe and your mind is present you will surely have good results.Everybody should know his body and feed it with relevant food in physical as well as in psychological aspect. The doctors now define how many grams of all substances should be taken per day, but they define this in mechanical way. You can take certain quality of fats but the important thing is how much of those fats will be assimilated. You can eat a whole lamb, but how much of it you will use is another question. Indian yogis eat 50 to 100 grams of rice per day, but out of it they extract ten times more nutritious substances than a man who is not yoga and eats 5-6 times a day.The Europeans are always in a hurry and when eating they do not chew their food well and do not think about the food while eating, but think about other things. While eating bread you should think about the bread only it is sacred. Wheat is sacred. You eat unconsciously and then you say that you suffer from various diseases. Diseases show deviation in any aspect mental, heart, volitional.In order to show higher spiritual abilities man should poses finer matter and this happens with nutrition, but it is necessary to know how to extract the important extract from the food. The essential is what we get in the relevant spiritual state. When man is in good mood and calm he can easily take the energies from food prana.The idea that with a little food the body could be maintained is not correct. The little quantity of food well assimilated gives more energy than a lot of food not well digested.You can live only on a mouthful of bread a day if you only know how to use the hidden strength of this mouthful.(A saint) 24 hour will pray on rice, specific energy will come down and then he will boil it with specific water and when he eats he will eat a food bringing life. You now washed –not washed pear you eat you will die.Those who have studied the law of eating for a long time use 50 to 100 grams of rice a day and are healthy. With 100 grams of butter you can live for half a year.Eating properly means from 50100 grams of food to extract as much as energy as you need. Everything depends on you. Everything depends on mind. The quantity of food does not define the force of life, but quality, rational use of energy.I when passing through our vineyard I know who has eaten the grapes. They eat and they leave the husks. Sometimes I see that it has been eaten by bees, sometimes by people. The bees when eating do not leave a single husk. The bees when eating it process it and give honey. Man when eating and processing it what would give? Nothing would give. Man whatever he has eaten he has not processed it.People today eat a lot and nevertheless suffer from lack of energy. This is the reason for the various diseases.Put an aim during a weak to be good, patient with all the people, to eat and drink according to the rules of eating. See after that what energy you will acquire, what happiness you bring at your home.Eat food that you like and speak with it. This means that you eat live food and not dead. Dead food does not bring any value.Never eat what you do not like. Never think about what you do not like.You should speak with each mouthful that you take. You should ask it where from it comes, where it is going you should talk with it.Between you and your food there must be communication, connection.First of all enter in connection with the bread that is alive. Bread has not died. Enter in connection with the bread inside. Then you will acquire this energy. When eating bread first of all think about its force and sense. We do not do this but we want to have achievements, to become saints.When I eat an apple, I think what self-denial it has, what sacrifice it makes and how beautiful it is. When I eat wheat I think what good example it gives and I would like to be like it.A lot of mediums say to drink only wheat juice, but they do not understand it in this sense. They do not know that when drinking from this wheat juice you should have the relevant disposal of the wheat grain; if you are going to drink oats water you should have relevant disposal; if you are going to eat leeks – you should have the respective disposal of leeks. If you do not have the disposal of the leeks, it does not give you anything. That is the inner side.I give you a pear. You will eat, it but you should know the tone of the pear, only then you can eat it, if you take the tone then eat it. If you take an apple, take its tone and then eat it. If you take plum, take its tone and then eat it. If you eat something without taking its tone you will get in trouble.Natural food for each body is the one that has the same vibrations like the body. You should eat only the food that has the same vibrations as those of your body, it is for you, it carries the same life, as your body.When we eat a plant we have to accord with its scale. Each spiritual quality has its matter elements. Foods are divided into categories. At various times, in various ages man uses appropriate food.The vibrations of a food should be in harmony with the vibrations of my body, so when I eat, to have complete satisfaction, to have happiness and health and in all my life to love that food. Between food and me there should be love.To chew your food a certain quantity of vibrations is required. Hunger shows certain vibrations as well. Real hunger is defined with certain quantity of vibrations. When these vibrations coincide hunger is at the right place. From the food that you chew is required certain quantity of vibrations as well. If you do not chew properly, if your thought is not concentrated, if it is not harmonic, if you do not think about the food that you are chewing you are not going to profit. If you have sacred feeling that you are chewing a nice apple, if you keep a nice thought, then you have a nice wish you will give the best place to that food and then you will give it the best work eating is at its best place. If you have eaten and you are not pleased, your feelings do not correspond to the food, appears that disharmony that brings all the illnesses.I say: at present conditions man should learn how to eat. This is a whole science. If he knows how to eat properly his thought to be present, his feelings to be present and his force to be present this man can develop properly. His potentials that God has put in him will develop properly.Food that when eaten is not connected to your thought does not bring you anything. Do not eat food that you do not love and that cannot attract your thought. Eat what you love and what attracts your thought. The food if love it will open and will give you something, otherwise you will get only its leftovers. Each food contains something specific.Each food contains specific energies that are necessary to the body. There is a special feeling in man that prompts to him all the time what he should eat; exactly this food will bring to him those specific elements, needed for building the body.If you want to protect from sin in eating keep to the following rule: eat only food that corresponds to your nature and provides Divine energies.If you have Love inside, soft vibrations will come, a desire to eat will be born inside you and eating will be sweet. If you want to drink, after drinking water there is a sweet taste. Sometimes you eat, but you have no desire to eat you have not taken the right tone of Love and it does not act. Then man says: I do not feel like eating. He is invited to take one thing or another to eat, but he does not feel like eating. When Love comes man chooses his food. When you take the right tone immediately Love whispers to you what food is needed for your body.Someone says: Tell us the truth! How can I tell you the truth? You have skin and you should know what your skin needs. You have brain and you should understand the laws of your brain. You have lungs and till now you have not been interested in their function in what they do. You have a stomach and you do not know how to eat and what to eat. You do not know for what period to sleep and how to sleep. You say that certain scientist tells you so. To the birds who of the scientists has told how to eat and what to eat?Modern people say that man should feed with varied food to live. It is true that man should eat, but what to eat? If it concerns the bee, it feeds with honey. The wolf feeds with meat, the sheep – with grass. What with feeds man? Nature has strictly defined who with what should feed himself. To man it has defined to feed with fresh pure food, which is difficult to decompose. The cuisine of modern people is unnatural. It has deviated from natural cuisine and as a result people are exposed to various diseases and sufferings. One day when they get in touch with rational nature and obey its laws it will give to each living creature whatever the creature wishes. Nature knows how to give and how to satisfy the wishes of all living creatures. There is a law in nature stating that if someone wants something nature satisfies his wish.Hygiene of life should start with the right use of light, accumulated in plants and fruits. If accepted light cannot be transferred to live energy we say that the food has not been well assimilated, which means that there is no correspondence between the food and the body. Today’s hygienists and physiologists often recommend man foods that do not reach the desired aim. Some hygienists recommend people to eat meat food, others – vegetarian food, but sometimes vegetarian food is spoiled by certain oils so much that it is able to spoil the stomach even more than the meat food. In order to avoid these upsets of the stomach man should approach stealthily to that food that nature has defined especially for him. This is one of the important questions that each rational man should think about. It is not important what is said in the books about this question, each man should find by himself his own food as the animals do. Who has taught sheep to graze grass? Even more who has taught it to choose the especial for it grass? Without reading any scientific book sheep knows what grass to eat. Sheep choses its food by itself and modern man should read scientific books to understand what food is good and what is not. Concerning the choice of food nature has put in man inner instinct or inner sense to recognize. And if man goes back to his initial state of purity he will come to the state to recognize which food is good and especially defined for him. If man leaves him to nature and lets nature to guide him he will solve correctly not only the question of food but also the question of what life to live and how to live.There is freedom in the world that has no rules. It derives itself. (…) According to which is the law anyone of you choses his food? Do the animals have a written law what grass they should graze? Do sheep have such law? Now they say that people should learn how to eat. At which school have sheep learnt what grass to graze? Who taught them exactly what food to eat? They know how to choose their food, but modern people should be taught what to eat.Sheep choses itself the food it should eat. Man lists thousands of books to find directions what food is suitable for him. Nature has put in man inner instinct to recognize what food would be the best for him. When man sits to feed he would stop at first, have a look at the food and see if he should eat from it or not.Let us start with the bread. Especially you, who are very faithful, when buying bread let anyone of you stop in front of a bakery and ask: Should I take bread from here or not? In case something is telling you: Do not take! you should not take. Stop at another bakery and ask again: Should I take bread or not? When you go to the tenth bakery and something tells you: Take from this baker! Take the bread and go home. There is special hygiene in the world.In order to perceive Divine life you should not be in a hurry for anything. Take a fruit but do not hurry to eat it. Look at it at first, look at its form, breathe its aroma and think where it comes from, why it bears this color, what energy it brings. Fruit is a whole composition.When you take the bread at first you should put it to your nose and if from it comes nice odor eat it! If not leave it aside. The same is valid for fruits as well. If your nose shows that this fruit is good – eat it, if not leave it aside. Mouth and nose are close to each other in order to help each other.The stomach needs smell. The good things when you smell them you wish to taste them. Through the smell you recognize which things are good. All these whose smell is damaged are not healthy. If a food is spoilt it is the smell that senses it and prompts to you not to eat it.The food that you eat should have scent.If you are given a dish of meal, concentrate your thought. Say to yourself: Should I eat this food or not? Immediately something will come to you and say: Do not take this food! Sometimes it says: Do not eat! But you eat. Another time it says: Eat! But you do not want to eat. In Divine world when it is said to you: Eat! You should eat. When it is said: Do not eat! You should not eat. There is nothing else. You will say: What if man does not eat, it is only for a moment. One moment will save you. Since this moment when you do not eat you start going on the right way. Obedience is a way to put you on the right path. If you do not obey you enter the wrong path. Everyday you make a mistake. Each mistake is a deviation. Always when we correct mistakes we enter the right path to Love.There is a sense in man helping him to recognize if a food is good for him or not. When man learns how to eat properly and to choose the corresponding to his body food he has learnt the laws of the physical world. The physical laws concern spiritual life of man as well, his inner life.Each man has a teacher. This is his pristine home, his inner intuition this is self consciousness, this is super consciousness, this is sub consciousness, this is consciousness. Call it whatever, but if you listen to it while eating it will whisper something to you: This food is not for you, do not eat it! But I am hungry. Do not eat! If it tells you this 3 times and you do not listen to him, then it says: You can eat. But even half an hour has not passed and you feel ache in your stomach, some weight in your breasts. You ask yourself: What has happened to me? I am under a spell. Yes, you are. Each man that would not listen to the Divine in him is always under spell.Modern learned people eat indiscriminately. Who is hungry eats some food not knowing whether it would support his mind, his heart or his will. Everything happens indiscriminately. After he has eaten he is not content. He says: I miss something. Today’s people need great culture. Now we have very uncertain culture.Until now I have not told you, but I am going to tell you now what new eating is about. When sitting to eat you should think for 5 minutes, then you should pray God what you eat to go exactly to the place it is intended: to your head, to the lungs, all over your body to feed all the cells. You sit, you do not ask God and you say: Let it go where it wishes to go! Then the food goes wherever, but some of you limp, others have stomachache, in others suffer kidneys, lever, gall and permanently doctors go to cure them.A wish, born in the human soul, an unnatural wish isn’t it unnatural food? Moses, understanding this, says: You shall not covet! An unnatural food will bring disharmony into your soul. Eat only what the law allows you to eat. And what is it? Each thing or object or each living creature, whatever, that does not throw any shadow in your consciousness, you can eat. When you want to catch a hen, see if it throws shadow in your consciousness do not eat it. Even a man that throws shadow you should not accept. If he does not throw shadow, eat him. You will ask: Is it so? And Christ himself has said: Who eats me will have life in him and who does not eat me will die! But Christ never throws shadow on the minds, on the consciousness of people. You should understand things.Future hygiene requires people with developed senses, who recognize what food to use and where from to take it. If something inside you tells you not to eat certain food or not to go to certain pull-up, listen to this voice. If you do not listen and enter into a pull-up that is forbidden for you to enter you will feel great discomfort. Listen to your inner sense that always prompts to you what to eat, where to go, with whom to become friends, etc. There are victuallers that do not put good energies in the meals. If you eat from their food you will get upset. This laws applies everywhere in life. If you go to a shop to bye something, listen to your inner sense whether you have disposal for the man you are buying from. Make friends with people that you are well disposed to. If you meet a man that makes some inner contradiction inside you, do not make friends with him. If he does not make any contradiction inside you, if you are well disposed to him, make friends with him and do not be afraid this man will be loyal to you in all your life. Therefore do not make friends with man producing tightening of the heart and contradictions in mind. Why this is so do not ask and do not try to force you to overcome that sense. There is an organ in man letting him recognize what food is necessary to him and helping man to choose the food that nature has defined for him – this is all for the future. If special foods are chosen for each man, a lot of troubles will be avoided. Things should not be forced man should choose himself what he loves, because beet suits to some people, carrots to the others. The imperative is to apply the law of love.Man has a sense of eating inside. It is put in front on his forehead. This sense delicately shows whether the food is healthy or not. Modern humankind has already come to limit of knowledge. There is a science that is not theoretical, but that already applies in life. It is a science for the small things, not for the great deals. Small thing, for example, is the science for breathing. Everybody knows to breathe, but so many things depend on breathing! Everybody knows to eat, but so much depends on eating!You say: We eat every day. And this is the art that only a few people know how to eat. All the people eat and the animals eat, but this is indiscriminative eating. In this aspect the animals have an established rule: they feed by instinct, but when eating, for example the herbivores they eat their food as they find it, covered with dust with mad and they soak everything up. They accept very little food as it should be. When the carnivores are concerned, they have almost no hygiene. A wolf would go in the evening around the herds, will steal a lamb and will run away. When people are concerned, they take impure food, but they garnish it with some spices and thus they misguide their taste.Vegetarian is the food, which vibrations completely correspond to the vibrations of the cells in our body. When assimilated there is complete correspondence or complete flow of energy to the sun. Exactly this food is vegetarian. There are foods whose vibrations go to the center of the earth, but they are animal foods and some plant foods.Vegetarianism should be grounded on a great law in the world: never eat food that has not corresponding to your body vibrations! This is right. Because the vibrations of each food are different nature has created certain foods for man, others for the animals, third for the plants. For all living creatures nature has created foods. Never use food that is not created for you! It is possible that all the scientists gather and tell what nutritious substances should contain food. For man there is specific food prepared and everybody should find this food.Someone says: man should restrain from eating. There is sense man to restrain from eating, but from eating foods that bear various diseases. There are even foods incompatible with human body. In some scientific treatise there are recommendations for peoples. One food for one people, when it comes to other people – other family of foods is recommended. This means that some foods are good to a people and incompatible with other. All the peoples differ one from another and in the food that they take as well.Right, strictly defined is what food man should feed with, what food he should use. This is exactly, strictly defined in life of man.Nature has put rich table in front of each man, in front of each living creature, but it never says to anyone what to eat and how to eat. Each should choose by himself alone the relevant food. Some foods are common to all the people, but there are special foods. Each person should know what food is exactly defined for him. If he eats food that is not defined for him he comes upon sufferings. Each food that is not relevant to a certain man causes disorders in his body.Man can become good only under certain conditions. Good man is fed with specific food from the invisible world. Good mothers know that law and therefore they give birth to good children they feed them with specific food. All the mothers that do not comply with that law have given birth to bad children. And the bees apply that law. They grow their workers with special food, the bumble bees with special food, and for the queen they have special food.It is good before eating to concentrate and to put in relevant position our thought and our whole body. We have to thank for the goods that nature and working people have delivered to us.When you sit to eat do not be in a hurry, do not open your eyes greedily. Sit in front of the food, look at it for about ten minutes and during that time think about all those people, who eat at that time, think whether all the people have what to eat, if they can sit at the table and eat. And when you calm down that all the people have what to eat, then sit quietly eat slowly, without being in a hurry. After you have thanked God that all the people have been given food, then you eat sweetly and gratefully and you will be healthy. When you start eating, you should eat so that you are in connection with all the people eating. Do you know how well you can eat when all the people are healthy? Eat with healthy people to become healthy as well. Never eat with ill people! If you want to heal an ill man put him to eat among ten healthy that have never been ill and when he spends among them three months the longest he will get completely well. Let him eat all the time with them. In their eating he will sense some music like a symphony of Beethoven.Do not eat whatever food, choose good food. If the food is not good refuse it. Hunger is preferable to bad food. Good food brings all the gratitude. Thank God for the good food. We, when eating bad food, will be noisy, we will repine and we will blame the regime. But we, the rational people, can ameliorate our life because a law for common harmony exists, where from health retrieves. There is something in nature that brings life in itself. Man, when eating bread, should think about the source that it comes from, should connect with that category sunny creatures that send their energy for making the bread. Various creatures are sending various energies from the sun and to specific places. There are creatures of the sun that are especially interested in Bulgaria. They envisage for Bulgaria special budget: how much wheat, how many fruits to send; exactly how many children to be born; how many people to get married and how many to die. The sun is a powerful entity of bright rational creatures.When man feeds rationally, he will think how the food has been created, he will think about the creatures that have created it and he will be able to use their energy.Each food contains certain rational life. Each food, no matter if it is beans or lentils, or apples or pears, it comes from a rational area of nature. Or in other words: The will of God comes from rational areas of nature, what you can check by yourself. If you are in harmony with these foods, if between them and you there is accordance, let them inside you. If you are not in harmony, never eat what is in them. Inside man is scripted the hygiene of food he should feed with. Always eat what you love most of all! This is the healthiest. And never overeat!That energy, from which wheat takes these sweet juices, from which apples, pears and the other fruits take, exists in nature. And if you understand the law of collation, it is possible when going to Vitosha not to carry any food with you. The necessary for you food will come by itself. It is enough for you to expand the cloth, the food, like manna will fall down on it. If you are thirsty, open your hands, concentrate your mind to God and your hands will fill with water.Illnesses are caused by inert matter in man, but behind that matter hides a rational creature, good or bad. Some illnesses ruin human body, others purify it. You will say that you do not see a rational creature, hiding behind the inert matter. This is another question. You see that a man has been stabbed and falls on the earth. Knife is inert matter, but behind it hides the hand of a rational creature that leads the knife. And behind the microbes, that cause various disease hide rational creatures that act on man so that create conditions under which bacteries developed.To recognize which food is pure and healthy, follow how it influences your thoughts, feelings and deeds. If food brings certain demotion of the mental life of man it is not hygienic. For example people like pork, eat it with disposal, but it brings such thoughts and moods, that man can hardly get rid of. Food influences mainly the weak people with not organized forces. The rational people food cannot influence so much. They know what food to use.Because prana is stored in different way in the various foods, as a result some of them influence favorably, but others unfavorably on human body and there from comes comfort or discomfort of man. Foods are light, stored in various organs in different way. In order to be healthy man should use such foods that relevant to his body. Each man should find the food that influences him best.

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Dear thrilled…please you can ask any question any time…TA is not counting or do not clasify post in any way…
Im a local and as many others that really know my countrywe can nswer your question with first hand advice… as we say here…To eat fish and give advice you have to be very carefulll…and of course know what to say!!
Casados …almost any body in my country we love CASADOS and now days also nice visitros like you…
CASADOS are based mostly on rice and beans…and somenthing else…eggs, soup…steak…FISH…chicken…pasta…etc. you have to ask at the places you are eating and they will tell you what do they have
We love Tortillas…corn tortillas.
Almost at any soda or some restaurants…you will find SALSA INGLESA and a TABASCO or Chilera.
Nice to eat fry platanos maduros…
We love picadillos de platana, chayote, etc.
PATACONES fry green plantains.
Fry beans…and chips.
We love pasta with tuna…and just plain tomatoes.
CUBACES…big beans…just incredible.
You can ask for a nice locals drinks… Tamarindo , Guanabana, Limonada , Naranja, Chan, Marañon, Papaya , Sandia, banana, etc
Please keep asking nice questions…WE LOCLAS are ready to help you with our traditional food…who may know better than loclas!!!
Now days very common smoothies…most fresh fruits…and no sugar…
Our food is simple and not to spicy…based on some cuisine from Spain…
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WIN: Taste of Thursday with No.9 Barronstrand St.

WIN: Taste of Thursday with No.9 Barronstrand St. 10:05 am
No.9 Cafe is a family-friendly cafe located in the heart of Waterford City. Their menu includes something to suit everyone, and there is a children’s playroom so that they can be entertained too! Taste of Thursday
Throughout the year No.9 will be running their “Taste of Thursday”. Each Thursday they will pick their lunch special from different countries around the world based on what’s in the news. How you can win
To celebrate No.9’s Taste of Thursday, wewill be giving away a lunch voucher for two for No.9. To be in with a chance of winning, just listen to Déise Today to hear the question.
Text your answer to 083-3333975 and you could win a delicious lunch for two. Thursday, 7th of March – French Onion Soup
As the news is still stuck on Brexit No.9 have decided to look to the sports page for inspiration this week, taking us to France for the Six Nations rugby this weekend.
To get us in the mood No.9 will be serving French Onion Soup with melted cheese crouton.
Hopefully we will get a good result in France at the weekend and from Brexit next week. Thursday, 28th of February – Kashmiri Chili and Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
It’s usually never a good sign for a country when it’s regularly featured in No.9’s Taste of Thursday. To make it more than once a country has to have interesting and delicious cuisine and it has to have a lot of bad news.
Two such countries are India and Pakistan, this week we are going back to Kashmir, the disputed territory, where military jets were recently shot down. While it seems very far away the route of this conflict lies with the creation of a border by Great Britain, sounds familiar!
No.9 are serving a trio of Kashmiri, Indian and Pakistani flavoured hummus with a selection of breads and Salad. Thursday, 21st of February – Spaghetti Carbonara For Taste if Thursday this week, No.9 is going to Rome for the six nations rugby match on Saturday. Everyone has probably heard of a Carbonara, the delicious eggy pasta with Parmesan and black pepper, but the history of the carbonara is amazing. Because it has no history! Before the Second World War there is no recorded mention of Carbonara anywhere. There are lots of theories about where the dish came from, but the most likely explanation is that it has always existed, but no-one ever wrote about it, until the Americans turned up in Rome during the war and fell in love with it. It’s a but like our history of the Blaa, why would you bother writing about something so obvious. Until a couple of generations go by and everyone forgets how it started. Thursday, 14th of February – Ulster Fry
For Taste of Thursday this week, the news gods have given us a brilliant metaphor for Brexit with a group of chimpanzees staging a daring escape from their enclosure at Belfast Zoo.
It is not yet known if they tried to negotiate any free trade deals with the Orangutan.
To mark this hilarious story No.9 are serving an Ulster Fry, which is like a like a normal fry but just a little bit different, but as we all know in the north little differences mean a lot.
The big thing about the Ulster fry is the potato bread “Farl” which is a type of fried soda bread made with masked potato and it’s delicious. Thursday, 7th of February – Chinese Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken is this week’s Taste of Thursday from No.9 Café .
It’s a stir-fried Chicken dish with a peanut and chilli sauce.
This is to mark the Chinese New Year which was on Tuesday of this week.
It’s a public holiday celebrated not just in China, but also in the many Asian countries including; the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, North & South Korea, and Vietnam. That’s almost one third of the world’s population.
While all these countries follow the same calendar year as us many public holidays are set by the lunar calendar, meaning Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year, in the same way that the date of Easter changes each year. Thursday, 31st of January – Djibouti, Chicken Skoudehkaris This week No.9 is cooking the national dish of Djibouti; a delicious fragrant rice and braised chicken dish. Djibouti is one of the smallest countries in Africa, located on the shores of the Red Sea surrounded by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and across the sea from Yemen. Djibouti is unique in that it sees people migrating in opposite directions. People from Yemen flee across the Red Sea to escape war in Yemen, passing people traveling in the opposite direction hoping to get to the Middle East to find work. It just shows how complicated the world can be. Thursday, 24th of January – St.Louis, Missouri Pork & and Apple Sandwich
Next Tuesday morning for their Annual Charity Breakfast, No.9 Barronstrand St. are supporting Noah’s Wish To Walk and we’ll be broadcasting Déise Today live from the restaurant. No.9 are asking the people of Waterford to come along and enjoy a delicious breakfast for a great little guy. For Taste of Thursday No.9, they have chosen St.Louis, Missouri as this is where Noah’s surgery is due to take place. St.Louis happens to be home to what has been voted one of the U.S’s top 30 sandwiches – known as the “For Pete’s Sake”. Named, for some reason, after one of the Brady Bunch. It contains; Slow Roast Pork with crispy Bacon, homemade Apple Sauce, caramelized onion and melted Brie, and they will be serving it with homemade apple slaw. Go to No.9’s Facebook page for more information on the event. Thursday, 17th of January – Polish Meatballs and Beetroot The reason No.9 has chosen Poland this week is that with news dominated by Brexit – Poland was the only country to really making the news, where a mayor was stabbed, unfortunately this story has had a tragic end, when he died yesterday. Perhaps we might use this story to remind us that regardless on how we feel about Brexit and the political situation, taking the time, however long it takes to find a solution is better than stoking conflict. Mielone z buraczkami is a Polish dish which roughly means; Meatballs and Beetroot. The Mielone is a type of flattened meatball, like a mini burger. It is served with mashed potato and a beetroot and horseradish slaw, which is the burcazkami. It’s a very popular everyday dish in Poland. In you would find it on every restaurant menu. Thursday, 10th of January – Stack of Homemade Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup
No.9 is starting off the year with some good news, as they return, for the final time, to the story of Hassan al-Kontar, the Syrian man who was stuck in Kuala Lumpur Airport for 8 months.
You might remember he moved to the United Arab Emirates to avoid military service, but his passport ran out and he couldn’t return to Syria, so he tried to go to Cambodia but got stuck in Kuala Lumpur when his passport was confiscated.
That was back in March and he spent the next 8 months living in the transfer lounge being fed by the staff of AirAsia. The story had a happy ending when Canadian volunteers agreed to sponsor his application for asylum in Canada where he already had some relatives. He finally arrived in Canada at the end of November and he now lives in Whistler.
No.9 have already made some amazing dishes from of the countries featured in his journey; Malaysia, Syria, Cambodia and now finally Canada, from where they have chosen everyone’s favourite Canadian comfort food; Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup. Thursday, 20th of December – Festive Ciabatta with Turkey and Cranberry Sauce
This week’s Taste of Thursday with No.9 Café is a Festive Ciabatta with Turkey and Cranberry Sauce.
The prize up for grabs this week is €25 voucher to celebrate Santa and his friendly elf – today Thursday at 3.30 – 4.30 and Saturday 9.00 – 10.00, Sunday 10.30 – 11.30. Thursday, 13th of December – Festive Open Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Dill Mayo and Pickled Cucumber
Every Thursday is ‘Taste of Thursday’ in No. 9 Barronstrand St . Waterford
This week’s taste is a festive Open smoked Salmon Sandwich with Dill Mayo and Pickled Cucumber.
This week’s prize is a €25 voucher to enjoy breakfast with Santa in No.9 – Saturday 9.00 – 10.00, Sunday 10.30 – 11.30
Thursday, 6th of December – Scandinavian Roast Turkey with Prune and Juniper Stuffing and Caramelised Apples
Our prize this week is for afternoon tea with Santa Claus and his friendly elf at No.9 Barronstrand St.
Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and meet Santa and his friendly elf while he wanders around No.9 at 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Check out their Facebook page for more details of times etc. Thursday, 29th November – Swedish Cranberry Meatballs with a Creamy Mustard Mash
Our prize this week is for Breakfast with Santa Claus and his friendly elf at No.9 Barronstrand St .
Every Saturday and Sunday morning enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet Santa and his friendly elf while he wanders around No.9 or join him on Tuesday and Thursdays afternoons for Afternoon Tea.
Check out their Facebook page for more details of times etc. Thursday, 22nd November – Butternut Squash Soup and Ranch Seasoned Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States so No.9 are serving a traditional Thanksgiving lunch of Butternut Squash Soup and Ranch Seasoned Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potato and Baked Butternut Squash.
Thanksgiving is a North American holiday first celebrated in Canada before becoming popular in the United States. Its original intent was to be a public holiday with religious significance, where people could give thanks to God for a bountiful harvest.
In Ireland this year crop yields are down, because of the exceptionally hot and dry weather during the summer, however weather conditions during the autumn have extended the growing period and made harvesting easier.
Although most crop yields are down the quality of many harvest are reported to be excellent, for example, farmers are reporting that while potatoes are smaller this year, they could be the nicest potatoes you will ever eat.
So today let’s all be thankful for small mercies and look forward to some amazing potatoes this winter. Thursday, 15th November – Sesame Coated Halloumi bites
Halloumi Cheese made it into the news on Monday, when it was reported that Cypriot Farmers are struggling to keep up with demand.
No.9 already serve a number of dishes with Halloumi including a Halloumi Burger and a Grilled Halloumi Salad.
To cover this story No.9 are today serving Sesame Coated Halloumi Bites with a Cypriot Olive & Potato Salad.
Traditional Halloumi is made from a combination of Sheep & Goats milk, unfortunately the population of milking Goats & Sheep has been declining and milk yields have fallen as summers on the Island get hotter. To combat this farmers have begun a new breeding program to improve the size and quality of their herds.
In the meantime you can call in to No.9 to sample one of their Halloumi dishes and see what all the fuss is about. Thursday, 8th November – Nicaraguan Quesillo
Quesillo means little cheese and the name is used to describe a small soft tortilla filled with this grilled cheese and topped with lightly pickled shallots. No9 are serving it with a selection of Latin American side dishes.
When No.9 started using the news as inspiration for their specials, one of the first things they did was cook the national dishes of the countries in George W. Bush’s “Access of Evil”, which included Iran, Iraq & North Korea as well as, Cuba, Libya & Syria.
Now the US have coined a new phrase “The Troika of Tyranny” which comprises; Venezuela, Cuba & Nicaragua. As No.9 have already explored the cuisine of Venezuela and Cuba several times due to their newsworthiness, Nicaragua gets the nod this time.
All this week No.9 have been serving street foods from around the world and you can go to the No.9 Facebook page for details of the other street food dishes they are serving for the rest of the week. Thursday, 1st November – Moroccan Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash
This week No.9 are returning to the topic of clocks going back for winter time.
Last Thursday No.9 chose a Portuguese Chorizo Stew to mark the Clocks going back on Sunday and we mentioned the possibility this will be the last time the clocks go back.
But the very next Day, only two days before the clocks were due to go back, Morocco decided to immediately scrap Winter Time and not bother putting their clocks back.
Morocco was in the same Time Zone as Ireland and will be again when we move back to Summer time in the Spring.
To mark this dramatic move No.9 are cooking a delicious winter dish of Moroccan Cottage Pie with cumin and raisins & topped with Sweet Potato Mash. Thursday, 25th of October – Portuguese Sweet Potato & Chorizo Soup
This week No.9 are serving Portuguese Sweet Potato & Chorizo Soup to mark the clocks going back, possibly for the last time!
They have chosen Portugal as it is the only country on mainland Europe to have the same time zone as us. Most countries in West Africa also share the same time Zone.
Chorizo is a cured Iberian sausage with smoked red peppers and garlic, which gives it its flavour.
This might be the last winter we have where the clocks go back, so enjoy the novelty of the darker evenings this winter and take care walking or cycling on the roads. Thursday, 18th of October – Homemade Cornish Pasties
This week No.9 are again featuring England. A couple of weeks ago they did Brexit for the first time with a Chicken Coronation wrap and said they were doing it before Brexit stopped being funny. Well so far it gets less funny everyday while at the same time getting more comical.
RTE Jr have a kids news programme for children and they recently did a feature on called ‘Brexit for kids’ to help explain it to Irish Children who are learning about it in school. The sad irony is that this video had become hugely popular in England as its one of the first things they have seen which actually manages to explain what Brexit is to all the people who voted for it. Thursday, 4th of October – Pork and rice (bai sach chrouk)
For Taste of Thursday this week No.9 are returning to a news story they have already featured twice this year; the Syrian Man who has been stuck in Kuala Lumpur Airport since March. On Monday Malaysian police took him from the airport and have said they will arrange for him to be deported back to Syrian. To quickly remind you of the story; he is from Syria, but moved to the United Arab Emirates to avoid military service, he was working in the UAE when his passport ran out, but because of the war he couldn’t return to Syria to renew his passport, so he tried to go to Cambodia but got stuck in Kuala Lumpur! He has since been trying to get a visa to travel to join his family in Canada but it’s a two year process. So No.9 have already made a Malaysian dish and a Syrian dish, so this time they are going to make a Cambodian dish of a Sticky Glazed Pork Loin with pickled Vegetables & Cambodian Pineapple Rice. The pork glaze is made with Soy & Lime Juice, the Vegetables are pickled with Rice Vinegar and Coconut Milk and the Pineapple Rice, which is also popular in Thailand is a fried rice made with pineapple juice and chilli. Thursday, 27th of September – Chicken Tagine with Cous Cous
For Taste of Thursday this week No.9 have been inspired by the ever reliable unpredictable Donald Trump. It was reported last week that he told Spain to build a wall across the Sahara desert to help control mass immigration to Europe. While that story is funny but not very interesting it led us to discover something new and interesting; a place called Western Sahara. If you look at a map of Morocco you will see a dotted line across the middle of the country, roughly in line with the Canary Islands. North of this line is the Morocco we know from holidays, movies and travel shows, south of this line is a disputed territory mostly controlled by Morocco known as Western Sahara. It is one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world roughly the size of the UK with the population of Cork with most people in one city. Despite its barren nature and lack of population or resources, it has one thing of particular value, its fishing grounds stretch for almost a 1,000Km south from the Canary Islands. To mark this interesting new discovery No.9 are cooking the regional speciality a Chicken Tagine with Cous Cous rather than the well-known slow cooked Tagine of the north, this one is cooked on the pan and then transferred to the Tagine for serving, this makes it lighter and more textured with brighter colours and retains the individual flavour of the ingredients and spices. Thursday, 20th of September – Pan fried Scallops with Black Pudding & Pea Puree
This week No.9 are featuring the ongoing Scallop War off the coast of Normandy between Britain & France, where last week a truce was called to allow peace talks to take place.
Britain & France have different rules about fishing for scallops which means that off coast of Normandy French boats can’t fish for scallops during the summer breeding season, but British boats can fish all year round. This has led to open conflict at sea as the Norman fishermen sail out to protect their fishing grounds from plunder.
It used to be said you should only eat shellfish if the month had an “R” in it, thereby avoiding the summer months from May to August. With this being the perfect time of year to enjoy scallops No.9 couldn’t resist using this news story to serve a modern classic. Thursday, 13th of September – Styrian Chicken Salad with pumpkin seed oil
This week No.9 are featuring Austria, because Luke; one of their longest serving members of staff, is moving to Austria this week for a college placement. Styrian Chicken is a Vinaigrette marinated chicken fried in a light bread crumb, the pumpkin seed oil for the salad is a staple of Austrian Cuisine as Pumpkin growing is very popular given the Austrian climate. The best story in Austrian news at the moment is sightings of a Kangaroo in the countryside around a northern Austrian town. Police have checked with Zoos far and wide but none are missing a Kangaroo. Even more surprising is this is the second time a Kangaroo has been found in Austria. Back in 2015 a Kangaroo escaped from a Zoo in Germany and made it across the border into Austria before being spotted! Thursday, 6th of September – Chicken Coronation Wrap with Chips & Beer Batter Scraps
For over two years No.9 have resisted the relentless news coverage of Brexit and have actively avoided choosing the UK for taste of Thursday. Now with disaster looming, they have finally decided to shine the light on Brexit for fear it might soon have no comedy value.
Coronation Chicken, a Curried Chicken Mayonnaise, is a perfect Brexit metaphor; having been first made for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth to symbolise the British Empire. Chips and Scraps are a Northern England delicacy, Scraps are the little bits of batter that come off when frying with batter. Chip shops lift out the scraps when they are golden and sprinkle them on chips as a crunchy topping. It is something never seen down south in remain voting London. No.9 are making their scraps using fresh Beer Batter. So No.9 invite you to join them for this, uniquely English, Brexit lunch while we can still see the humour in it all. Thursday, 30th of August – Pasta La Genovese
This week No.9 are featuring Genoa, the Italian city which recently suffered a horrifying Autostrad bridge collapse. No.9’s taste of Thursday choices often highlight how small a place the world is and this is no different.
Irene from No.9 used to live in Genoa and now has a sister who live there. Only a week before the bridge collapsed she and Bill were driving across the bridge and said “imagine if this bridge collapsed”. The bridge is unavoidable, a bit like the Red Cow Junction in Dublin so everyone in Italy has probably driven over it at some stage and thought the same thing.
Genoa, like the Papal States mentioned last week, was once an independent Republic before the unification of Italy. Although it is a port city with a great maritime tradition and was the home of Christopher Columbus, whose house still stands today, its culinary identity is based on it being the birthplace of Pesto. When a dish is described “al Genovese” it usually means it has Pesto and Potato’s in it. One of the first Taste of Thursday dishes No.9 ever did was a pesto and potato lasagne.
The most popular pasta used to serve pesto in Genoa is called “Trophy” but after a week of trying No.9 couldn’t find it
anywhere in Ireland, so are having to make do with spaghetti. It’s ironic that of all the exotic countries and ingredients the have had over the last year, the only time they couldn’t get an ingredient was when it was one of Italy’s most popular pasta’s. Thursday, 23rd of August – Suppli
This week No.9 are featuring the smallest country in the world; the Vatican State. which is only 110 acres and located in Rome and getting its name from the area which in which it’s located, called Vatican.
The Roman dish “Suppli” is a rice ball similar to Aranchini. It is a tomato flavored rice ball with a mozzarella filling, coated in a crispy bread crumb.
We assume the Pope and the Vatican have been around for almost 2000 years but the Vatican State as we know it has only been in existence for less than 100 years and is actually no older than the Irish state.
Up until 1870 Italy was divided into 10 separate republics one of which was The Papal State. As Italy was united, the papal lands were conquered until only the Vatican was left but the pope never surrendered and out of deference the new Italian State never entered the Vatican.
Eventually in 1929 Moussolini granted Statehood to “the Papal Sea” in the Vatican and only since then have the the Popes been in continuous possession of the Vatican. Having previously had to flee on several occasions throughout history and at one point ending up based in France for almost 100 years.
Thursday, 16th of August – Djerma Chicken with Jollof Rice
This week No.9 are featuring Niger. There were many countries to choose from this week in the news but having already featured several west Africa countries and discovered the regions delicious flavors, a news story about the USA building an Airbase in Niger was hard to resist.
The base’s location on an area where goat herders used to bring there goats to drink, has led to protests by people in an area so remote they had never heard of America or even Coca Cola.
Niger is the largest country in west Africa with 80% covered by the Sahara desert. It is so poor it’s economy is the same size as one of Ireland’s large companies like Roadstone.
Djerma Chicken is normally a stew served with rice but No9 have chosen a variation which uses the same ingredients and spices to make a type of chicken burger or kebab where the chicken is minced with carrot, parsley, onion, garlic and chives to give vibrant colors and is mixed with paprika and curry spices for flavor and served on a bed of Jollof rice which we know from other west Africa countries is a delicious sweet rice cooked in a tomato stock.
Can you imagine the peace of never having heard of the USA OR Donald Trump or Coke! Thursday, 9th of August – Kashmiri Chicken
This week No.9 are featuring Pakistan, where former Cricket Star Imran Kahn has been elected President. While this has interesting geo-political implications, the exciting part of this news is that his Dogs have been given their own Wikipedia page. While amusing its actually not that unusual; the U.S.A. and the U.K. are among the other countries who have page dedicated to presidential pets.
Pakistan is the 5 th largest country in the world with a population of 212m people, the same size as the U.K, France & Germany combined. Kashmir is a region in northern Pakistan, part of which is subject to border disputes with India & China.
Waterford’s Bilbery goats are thought to be related to Kashmiri Goats who produce Kashmir wool, known for being one of the softest and most luxurious wools in the world as well as being three times warmer than traditional sheep wool.
Kashmiri Chicken is a simple curry that uses lots of tomatoes and whole spices to get maximum flavour. Thursday, 2nd of August – Sourdough Chicken
For this week’s Taste of Thursday, No.9 have chosen California. California obviously isn’t a country in its own right but if it was, it would be a member of the G7 with one of the world’s largest economies. As well as being the hub for cultural trends, from Hollywood to Silicon Valley, it’s also the birthplace of many food trends. If you’ve ever asked for the gluten free option or taken a picture of an avocado, you have California to thank!
The reason California got picked for this week’s Taste of Thursday was down to it featuring in the news due to the high cost of living in San Francisco. It’s now so high that a household income of €100,000 a year could fall below the poverty line – so spare a thought the next time you see an avocado on toast!
Don’t forget WLR will be broadcasting live from Barronstrand St. this weekend for the Spraoi Festival in association with No.9 Barronstrand Street and Carters Chocolate Café. Thursday, 19th of July – Anti Pasti
This week No.9 are featuring Italy. As we continue to enjoy our unseasonably warm and dry summer, in the Italian mountains despite temperatures as high as 15c snow keeps falling with up to a metre of snow landing in places!
The world has truly gone mad.
As well as Taste of Thursday, No.9 have also been doing “Throwback Tuesday” featuring classic dishes and blasts from the past. Creating home-made, tongue in cheek, versions of things like; crispy pancakes, sausage rolls and potato waffles all cooked from scratch using the best ingredients. Customers suggest dishes on Facebook and No.9 come up with interesting and delicious ways to reinvent popular dishes. Thursday, 19th of July – Tuna Nicoise Salad
This week No.9 are featuring France. As No. 9 are always partial to good news with a twist, they have chosen the World Cup winners for taste of Thursday.
Usually No. 9 send us some interesting facts about the Country they have chosen but this week they have chosen not to give us a load of football facts as it would be very boring!
The only fact they found that was interesting is that the economic impact of winning the world cup is so small it is unmeasurable. Thursday, 12th July – Kibbeh (kith- beh), lamb croquette served with Fattoush Salad
This week No.9 are featuring Syria. Back in April they did a Malaysian dish of Chicken Rendang and covered the story of a Syrian man who had been stranded in Kuala Lumpur Airport for over a month! Well he’s still there!
His Syrian passport expired while he was living in the United Arab Emirates, but with the ongoing war he has been refused a new passport and was deported, he was allowed to travel to Malaysia but was then refused entry or onward travel and so he’s trapped in the transfer lounge, with no sign of a solution in sight.
He has been fed by the staff or AirAsia and has received a lot of support from fellow travellers and supporters on line, but he has been there for over 4 months now!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43735717
As No.9 did a Malaysian dish last time we covered this story this time they have chosen the national dish of Syria; Kibbeh (kith- beh), a lamb croquette served with Fattoush Salad, which is a chopped salad with a zesty lime vinaigrette with homemade pitta chips as croutons. By the way the man’s name is Hassan and he has family in Canada, but it will take two years to process his travel application, he has an online petition asking for his application to be fast tracked. Thursday 5th of July – Larb Gai, Thai Chicken Salad
This week No.9 have chosen Thailand, as rescuers have reached the boys trapped in the Doi Nang Non cave.
The cave are located in a mountain the known as the Mountain of the Sleeping lady. The Legend goes that a Princess and a Stable Boy fell in love and they ran away together, but the boy was killed and the princess lay down to cry, she stayed there forever and turned into a mountain and now it is her tears that flow through the cave.
“Larb Gai” is a Chopped Chicken Salad “Larb” is a chopped salad and “Gai” mean chicken, perfect for this fine weather. It comes from Northern Thailand, the same region as the location of the Caves on the border with Myanmar and Laos.
Every week No.9 chooses their Thursday special from topical news stories, they then have to research the country and cuisine, source the ingredients and come up with a delicious lunch.
Thursday July 5th – Larb Gai – Thai Chicken Salad
This week No.9 have chosen Thailand, as rescuers have reached the boys trapped in the Doi Nang Non cave.
The cave are located in a mountain the known as the Mountain of the Sleeping lady. The Legend goes that a Princess and a Stable Boy fell in love and they ran away together, but the boy was killed and the princess lay down to cry, she stayed there forever and turned into a mountain and now it is her tears that flow through the cave.
“Larb Gai” is a Chopped Chicken Salad “Larb” is a chopped salad and “Gai” mean chicken, perfect for this fine weather. It comes from Northern Thailand, the same region as the location of the Caves on the border with Myanmar and Laos.
Every week No.9 chooses their Thursday special from topical news stories, they then have to research the country and cuisine, source the ingredients and come up with a delicious lunch.
Thursday June 27 th 2018 – Russian Summer Salad with Paprika Rubbed Chicken
As the Soccer World Cup enters the knock-out stages No.9 have chosen Russia for Taste of Thursday. Russia is the largest country in the world spanning 11 time zones, that’s the same as a country stretching from Ireland across the Atlantic Ocean and the USA all the way to Alaska.
Despite its size and its global influence, it is often pointed out that its economy is not that big, only being around the same size as countries such as Spain, South Korea or Mexico. Did you know that the prize for winning the world cup is $38 million dollars, with even the team which comes last getting $8 million.
No.9 recently celebrated 5 years in business having opened in 2013, since then it has won a host of awards including Irelands Best Family Friendly Restaurant two years in a row and become one of the busiest restaurants in the south east. Thursday June 21st 2018 – Kanda, Spicy Meat Balls with Pumpkin Seeds
This week No.9 have chosen the Central African Republic (or CAR) for Taste of Thursday, following German Tennis star Boris Becker’s attempt to avoid Bankruptcy by claiming to have diplomatic immunity.
The Central African Republic, a former French Colony is one of the world’s poorest countries, with the same population as Ireland but is nine times bigger with over 80 distinct ethnic groups, each with their own language.
They are one of the countries which uses the Central African Franc, which regular listeners might remember is a Common Currency used by many Central and West African countries and is tied to the Euro.
The Countries national Basketball team is a source of great pride, having twice won the African Cup and qualified for the Basketball World Cup. To honour the Central African Republic, No.9 Barronstrand St. are making Kanda which is a spicy meatball dish using Pumpkin Seeds served with rice. Thursday June 14th 2018 – Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang
This week No.9 have chosen Singapore for Taste of Thursday, as it was the location for the summit between North Korea and the United States.
Singapore is an independent island republic less than half the size of county Waterford and a population of five and a half million people. It is one of the worlds most advanced and wealthiest countries, based on industry, trade and commerce, with some of the worlds largest; oil refineries, container ports and stock exchanges.
Singapore was founded by Stamford Raffles who worked for the British East India Company in 1819, when he chose the island as a company base. When the company was dissolved the island became a British Colony and in 1965 became independent, after a brief stint as part of Malaysia.
The name Raffles is well known from the Raffles Hotel named in his honour and home to the Singapore Sling.
As one of the main hubs of Asia Singapore’s cuisine takes the best of its neighbours particularly Malaysia & Indonesia. Nasi Lemak is a Malaysian Rice Dish cooked in Coconut milk, Beef Rendang is an Indonesian Beef Dish, similar in flavour to a curry but with a richer flavour from the slow cooked beef. Thursday May 31st 2018 – Turkmenistan
Ich Lekki (ish-lekki)
It’s stories like this that make Taste of Thursday so much fun. We have a crazy news story which leads to the discovery of an amazing new dish that you wouldn’t find if you watched all the cookery programmes in the world.
Turkmenistan is a former soviet republic, located north of Iran on the Caspian Sea. It has the world’s sixth largest natural gas reserves and is considered one of the worlds most repressed countries. The reason it’s in the news this week is that its President ordered police to investigate reports of people using toilet paper with his face on it. While the plight of the Turkmen people is nothing to be laughed at; its president is a goldmine of hilarious YouTube videos as he tries to develop a cult of personality and fails.
(ish-lek-i) is Turkmenistan’s national dish, it is effectively a skinny pizza pie with a meat filling similar to a Bolognaise, its two of the world’s favourite foods in one!
As for the President of Turkmenistan he is also famous for banning and confiscating all black cars because he thought they were bad luck and his best YouTube clip is of a horse race that was fixed so he could win, what could go wrong – he fell off the horse! Thursday 31st of May – Mali
Warm Spinach Salad with Chicken and Shrimp
On Monday morning on a street crowded with people, Mamoudou Gassama from Mali performed what newspapers have described as the actions of a “Superhero” climbing four stories to save the life of a four year old and in so doing becoming “The Spiderman of the 18 th . By lunch time; he had met the French President, been given a medal for bravery, been offered French citizenship and been offered a job with the fire service.
To acknowledge this amazing story No.9 have chosen Mali for Taste of Thursday, serving a Warm Spinach & Chicken Salad.
Mali is a very poor country. It has a population of 18 Million people with 80% of the population working in seasonal agriculture, the countries average wage is €28 per week. Millions of people have no access to fresh water, sanitation, electricity or education. On the bright side Mali’s economy is growing exponentially, doubling in size every 5 to 10 years and public services are slowly expanding.
While researching Mali we discovered something fascinating; Mali is one of eight countries in west Africa with their own common currency called the CFA Franc, this currency is not just like the Euro it is in effect “The” Euro just with different coins and notes; the currency is guaranteed by the French Central Bank and has a fixed rate against the Euro at 655 CFA Francs to the Euro. Thursday, May 24th – Congo
Mwambe Peanut Chicken with Congo Rice
Mwambe is the national dish of the Congo, it is a chicken dish with a spiced peanut sauce and Congo Rice is a fragrant rice dish cooked with Spinach and Okra.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo or the DRC, is currently in the news because they are trialling a new vaccine for Ebola.
The DRC was formerly a Belgian colony and is not to be confused with its neighbour on the other side of the Congo River, the republic of Congo which was a French colony. The name Congo means; the river that swallows all rivers. It is the second longest river in Africa after the Nile, but is also carries the second largest volume of water after the Amazon.
The DRC is Africa’s largest country almost, at almost half the size of the USA and is situated on the Equator.
Above the equator the rainy season lasts from October to May and below the equator it lasts from April to November, but in the region along the equator which is an area many times larger than Ireland, it rains all year round. As a humid tropical country with a year round rain season its annual rain fall is 42 inches but that’s still only half the rain we had in Ireland last year! Thursday 17th of May
Lemon & Saffron Chicken Skewers with Persian Couscous
Iran is one of the countries most heavily featured in the news over the last year and that is likely to continue for some time, due to differences with its neighbours and by extension the United States. Iran is a very large country, the 17 th largest in the world, making it bigger than; France, Germany, Spain and Portugal combined. It has a population of 81 million people, which is the same as Germany and it has an economy the size of Canada.
Iran is not an Arab country but is actually majority Persian, with a different culture and language to its Arab neighbours. Iran is also unique in the Muslim world being mostly Shia Muslim, with most of its neighbours being Suni Muslim.
Persian Cuisine is well known for its use of herbs and its delicious flavours whose influence has spread across the world. Some of the founders of; Tinder, Dropbox and ebay are of Iranian extraction. Thursday 10th of May
Swedish Meatballs with Mustard Mash
There was a recent news story about how Swedish Meatball’s actually came from Turkey when Swedish King Charles the 12 th brought the recipe back from Moldova which was, at the time, part of the Ottoman Empire.
But the most fascinating part of this story is not the meatballs but the King. At the age of 15 Charles the 12 th assumed the throne three years after his widowed father Charles the 11 th died.
Three years later at the age of only 18 he faced an invasion from an alliance of; Denmark, Norway, Saxony, Poland, Lithuania and Russia which started the Great Northern War which lasted 21 years.
With a much smaller but well trained army Charles managed to meet the invasion and by the age of 24 he had defeated all but Russia and to finish them off decided to march on Moscow, but was injured and in a decisive battle was unable to lead his army and they were defeated.
He was exiled to Moldova for several years before returning to Sweden, not only with a recipe for Meatballs but also introduced Sweden to Coffee. He died in 1718 at the age of 36 fighting to liberate Sweden. Thursday 3rd of May
Bobotie (ba-boor-tea)
This week No.9 have chosen South Africa, where two of South Africa’s most prominent people have both chosen to step down, one from politics and the other from sport. President Jacob Zuma was recently forced to step down as a corruption scandal escalated. Meanwhile South African Rugby player and former World Rugby Player of the Year Brian Habana has coincidently decided to retire from Rugby.
These two men’s legacies couldn’t be more different, Zuma has always been a controversial and divisive figure, while Habana has been an inspirational role model on a global scale.
Bobotie is South Africa’s national dish, which is similar to Cottage Pie, but with a slightly curried flavour and with a creamy golden topping a bit like Moussaka. No.9 will be serving it with yellow rice. Thursday, 25th of April
Swiss Rosti with a Korean Twist
Tomorrow North and South Korea will hold a joint dinner to honour the first meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Koreas president Moon Jae In.
One of the dishes to be served is described as a “Swiss Rosti with a Korean Twist”, which is a reminder that Kim Jong Un actually went to school in Switzerland.
No.9 Barronstrand st have this week chosen to do their own Swiss Rosti with a Korean twist, creating a Potato Rosti with fresh coriander, ginger and soy and serving it with Korean Style Sweet and Crispy Chicken and a Sticky Dipping Sauce.
Kim Jong Un’s Swiss connection again reminds us how small, yet complicated the world can be but that sitting down and talking over dinner can help to make things better. Thursday, 19th of April
Chicken Rendang with Nasi Lemak
This week No.9 has chosen Malaysia due to the recent news story of a man from Syria who has been stranded in Kuala Lumpur Airport for over a month! As with everything in life the details are complicated, with no obvious solution in sight. He is not permitted to enter Malaysia nor is he permitted to leave, and so there he sits, in the flight connection centre posting videos on YouTube .
Malaysia is located between Thailand and Indonesia and shares some similar customs and style of cuisine with its neighbours. With varying degrees of success it aims to be a modern progressive Muslim country and is one of the few developing countries to have an extensive publicly funded health and education system.
Rendang is a coconut milk stew and was a dish introduced to Malaysia from Indonesia where beef was usually used, but has become a Malaysian favourite. Lasi Lemak it a fragrant rice dish which also uses coconut milk to cook the rice and is considered Malaysia’s national dish. Thursday, 29th of March
Matzo Stuffed Chicken with Gremolata Roast Vegetables
This week No.9 has chosen to celebrate Passover, the Jewish Biblical Holiday. The Book of Exodus tell of how God helped the Children of Israel escape Egypt with the help of Moses.
It is said that when the Pharaoh finally freed the Israelites they left so quickly the bread they took didn’t have time to rise, so they eat unleavened bread (Matzo) to mark the holiday. In Judaism the days begin and ends at sun down. So Passover begins on Thursday evening, it was this feast that was the scene of the Last Supper. In Suni Islam the Parting of the Red Sea by Moses during the Israelites escape from Egypt is also marked at the same time by fasting for two days. Three religious holidays at this time of year demonstrates that while all three religions mark the same occasion for different reasons and in different ways they are all the children of Abraham with Thursday, March 22nd – Myanmar
Burmese grilled chicken with Forbidden Rice.
This week No.9 has chosen Myanmar as it has unfortunately been heavily featured in news stories due to the treatment of the Rohingya population. Myanmar used to be knows as Burma up until the end of British rule in 1948, since then it has been home to one of the world’s longest running conflicts which has its roots in the Second World War, the factions created during the second world war have continued for 70 years. Effectively for the people of Myanmar the Second World War never ended! To celebrate the people of Myanmar and to remember the Rohingya people No.9 will be serving Burmese Grilled Chicken with Forbidden Rice. This is a dish based around the city of Mandalay which is an inland city about the size of Dublin in the centre of the country, where chicken dishes are popular. Forbidden rice which turns purple when cooked was once so prized as to be known as Forbidden rice in ancient china. It has a delicious nutty flavour and is known for its health benefits. Thursday, March 15th – Suriname
Masala spiced chicken with rice and beans. This week No.9 has chosen Suriname because it’s a country that never gets in to the news but has an unbelievable history. Firstly it sounds like it’s probably a country in Asia, but it’s actually in South America between Brazil and Venezuela. Then you discover that even though it is in South America its largest ethnic group is actually Indian and south Asian, and accordingly its cuisine is an unusual combination of popular South American ingredients but cooked with Indian spices. The Indian population grew when slavery ended and the Dutch colonists hired Indian labourers. When the country became Independent in 1975 a lot of the Indian population moved to Amsterdam, hence the reason there are so many Surinamese take-away’s in the Netherlands. Even though it doesn’t get into the news very often Suriname shows us that the world is a very small place.
Thursday, March 8th – South Korea Sweet Crispy Chicken with Korean Vegetable Rice and Crispy Fried Egg. Today they have chosen South Korea where they just wrapped up a successful Winter Olympics which has opened the door to a relaxing of hostilities with the north and averted world war three for a while.
Just to give you an idea of what’s to come, here are some dishes they’ve included in the past that are sure to make your mouth water: Japan: Tempura of haddock with kare raisu Japanese rice curry Malaysia: Chicken Laksa a delicious Malaysian noodle soup with amazing flavours Egypt: Dukkah-crusted chicken and roast chickpea salad Nigeria: Suya Chicken kebab, tasty jollof rice with everyday salad & tzatziki dipping sauce

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Winner of Asian Curry Awards ‘Best Newcomer’ restaurant announces Meat-Free Mondays

Awards ‘Best Newcomer’ restaurant announces Meat-Free Mondays Special set menu for National Vegetarian Week 07 Mart 2019 Perşembe 18:50 reads.
Saffron Summer Indian fine dining restaurant in Chessington, which was named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the Asian Curry Awards , has announced a new Meat Free Monday menu. The move comes after large numbers of its customers requested plant-based dishes, as they adopted Veganuary in the new year.
“We’ve always had a significant number of vegetarian and vegan customers, but after Christmas probably as many as one in four parties had at least one member who requested vegan meals,” said owner Ralph Sousa. “Some wanted healthier options after the indulgencies of the festive period – others wanted to reduce their impact of the environment, by cutting out animal products, at least for a month.”
Speaking to customers, Saffron Summer learned that although most of these customers planned to revert to an omnivorous lifestyle, many intended to permanently reduce their meat and dairy intake. Hence to introduction of the new menu, which features vegan options such as Baingan Mirch Ka Saalan – which is aubergine steaks with aubergine chutney and stuffed romero peppers; plus vegetarian specials including Shahi Methi Paneer and Subz Panchmel – five types of seasonal fresh vegetables in a special sauce which is also low in calories.
During National Vegetarian Week (13th to 19th May), Saffron Summer will be serving a special three course vegetarian menu, with optional vegan drinks pairings, for around £24.95 a head.
For each one served Saffron Summer will donate £1 to the Curry for Change charity, which works to alleviate hunger in rural Africa and India.
“India is home to perhaps half a billion vegetarians – more than anywhere else in the world, so it has developed the best vegetarian cuisine,” said Saffron Summer Executive Chef, Awanish Roy, who previously worked at London’s renowned Cinnamon Club.
Being ranked No. 1 Indian Restaurant on the TripAdvisor reviews website* and having won Best Newcomer at the Asian Curry Awards last, when its chairman of judges Pat Chapman, Editor of the Cobra Good Curry Guide said of Saffron Summer, “You won’t find better Indian food anywhere,” Chef Roy has his eye on the Fine Dining category at this year’s awards which were launched at the House of Lords o 4th March. Spice lovers can vote for Summer Saffron, or any of their favourite restaurants via www.asiancurryawards.co.uk/vote-now.
Winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner in London in November. Keywords:

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12 Spices that Help You Lose Weight

12 Spices that Help You Lose Weight March 8, 2019 Pin 4 Shares Most of us can’t imagine food without spices, especially if you’re Indian! However, those little miniscule-looking things don’t just add loads of color and flavor to food – they also pack in quite a nutritious punch. While spices are known to have healing benefits, what isn’t so well known is that they can also help you along on your weight loss journey. Here are the top 12 spices that help you lose weight in a healthy manner. 12 Spices that Help you Lose Weight 1. Fenugreek
One of the main causes of weight gain is overeating, and fenugreek helps to curb that by controlling the appetite. Fenugreek has been shown to increase satiety and reduce hunger pangs. Fenugreek seed extract has also been linked to lower fat intake, leading to a reduction in overall calorie intake.
Besides these, fenugreek may also help prevent lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Fenugreek is also in high demand among lactating women. 2. Cumin
Cumin seeds are a part of many cuisines, and are popular for keeping you full for longer. Studies show that a single teaspoon a day can burn up to three times more body fat. Cumin is also known to improve digestion.
Along with these, cumin seeds also improve glycemic control, lower cholesterol and reduce stress. 3. Ginger
Ginger doesn’t just add a lot of flavor, it also has fat burning properties. It helps to prevent sudden spikes in blood sugar and helps to decrease belly fat along with body weight.
Ginger has many important health benefits like fighting inflammation and relaxing the intestinal tract. Many people opt to use ginger in natural medicines as well. 4. Turmeric
Turmeric is a favorite among everyone resorting to natural remedies for common ailments. It contains curcumin, which reduces blood supply necessary for the formation of fat tissues.
Weight loss is just one of the many health benefits of turmeric. Others include fighting inflammation, promoting healing and boosting immunity. 5. Garlic
This spice has fat reducing properties to match its pungent taste. Garlic helps to reduce fat stores in the body, and it triggers fat loss by raising the body’s temperature.
Garlic has several other health benefits too, like reducing blood pressure, protecting against inflammation, as well as keeping away illnesses like heart disease and osteoarthritis. 6. Black Pepper
Black Pepper is rich in piperine, a compound that increases metabolism. When combined with other fat burning substances, black pepper can burn as many calories as a 20 minute walk. It also blocks the creation of new fat cells.
Besides weight loss, black pepper also increases the bioavailability of foods, which means nutrients are more readily absorbed by the body. absorption of nutrients in the body. 7. Cinnamon Cinnamon contains a compound that can mimic the effects of insulin in the human body, increasing glucose metabolism by 20 times. It also prevents overeating by curbing cravings.
This compound also gives cinnamon the ability to regulate blood sugar and also reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol. 8. Mustard
Mustard seeds are ideal for weight watchers, with studies showing that having 3/5 of a teaspoon a day helps to burn 45 calories an hour, just 3 hours after consumption. It has also shown to boost metabolic by 25%.
Mustard seeds are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and selenium which helps to eliminate heavy metals from the body. 9. Rosemary
Rosemary has a substance called carnosic acid which blocks the formation of fat cells and aids digestion. It also helps the muscles absorb glucose, which in turn stabilizes blood sugar and controls hunger.
Rosemary also contains anti oxidants that help to improve memory and fight against macular degeneration. 10. Cayenne Pepper
The active ingredient of cayenne pepper is Capsaicin, which contains thermogenic effects – it raises the body temperature, thus increasing metabolism. Studies show that adding this spice can burn up to 100 calories per meal. It also reduces ghrelin, the hormone responsible for stimulating hunger.
Cayenne pepper also lowers blood pressure and controls bad cholesterol, thus improving heart health.
All spices have several health benefits. For effective and long term weight loss results, it’s important to have these spices along with a low calorie, nutrient rich, balanced diet and sufficient activity. In case of any existing medical conditions, it is important to get the doctor’s approval before starting out on any new diet.

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Restaurant & Bar News (Mar ’19) – Oracle Time

March 8, 2019 1. New Menu at Frog by Adam Handling
The latest addition to Covent Garden’s culinary repertoire, Frog by Adam Handling, welcomes the food savvy. With a variety of menus, both tasting and à la carte, the food – whichever you choose – never fails to be exquisite. When I sampled it myself, the five-course menu was impossible not to devour. Oysters, cheese doughnuts and duck croquettes were the perfect snacks, if you could call them that. Adam and I seem to be on the same page when it comes to our definition of ‘snack’. Celeriac, date, apple and fresh truffle came first, with an Austrian wine pairing that was dry, complementing the cream cheese filling. Mushroom agnolotti with bone marrow and black garlic came next. The Hungarian red wine it partnered with was strong and earthy to balance the strength of the flavours in the dish. Cod, smoked eel, brown shrimp and kohlrabi was really tasty, the full flavours of the different fish coming through in their own right, and the lamb Wellington was beautifully rich. It was at this point that our waiter informed us of Adam’s attempt to achieve a zero-waste restaurant, with all leftovers being used in various other dishes across his foodie empire.
The waiter astutely assumed my guest and I would share the two options for dessert; apple, yeast and fig leaf and rhubarb, juniper and creme fraîche. Paired with a sparkling, low-alcoholic wine – that reminded me a lot of pear-flavoured Appletiser – and Umeshu, the Japanese plum wine, this is the first meal I’ve had in a very long time where the pairings were this well-matched with the courses. A small restaurant, dark at first glance but brightly-lit in front of the kitchen, Frog by Adam Handling is where I’ll be heading more so in the future.
Where: 34-35 Southampton St, WC2E 7HG; www.frogbyadamhandling.com 2. From Meatpacking to Mayfair
Madness, chaos and a lot of fun. That’s what awaits you on a weekend at Bagatelle. It starts off mellow, mind you. I say mellow; it’s midday, the music is blaring and some people are dancing, but you’re still able to tuck into your lobster eggs Benedict and truffle pizza with gusto. While sharing is definitely encouraged, unlike many restaurants in London, individual dishes are accepted just as readily. Then the switch flips. You’re not entirely sure exactly when this happens but it does. Music gets louder, mouthfuls of food turn to shots and everybody is dancing on the chairs – which are stiletto-proof, by the way. What can I say? This is a restaurant that clearly knows its customers. It’s the biggest party in London and you’re here, so there’s not much else to be done but enjoy it. Go on – venture into Bagatelle and see it unfold for yourself.
Where: 34 Dover St, Mayfair, W1S 4NG; bagatellelondon.com 3. Chucs Serpentine Supper Series © viewpictures.co.uk Collaborating with chefs across the country, Italian restaurant Chucs has found its next culinary venture. Partnering up with British chef, Phil Howard, theirs is a palate-satisfying menu created specifically for this event. Showcasing Phil’s skills through dishes such as roasted octopus and handcut Strozzapreti with truffle, butter and parmesan, it’ll be enjoyed in the dining room designed by the late Zaha Hadid. It’s an evening not to be missed.
Where: W Carriage Dr, W2 2AR; www.chucsrestaurants.com/serpentine 4. A Piece of Portugal in London
Taste traditional Algarvian dishes in London, where Casa do Frango locally sources its free-range chicken and then grills it over charcoal. Now it’s time for Nando’s-addicts to let go and experience these new-to-them but age-old Portuguese recipes. Here for the drinks? Sit back and relax with a glass of Portuguese wine or a Super Bock, the country’s famous beer. It’s on draught too…
Where: 32 Southwark St, SE1 1TU; www.casadofrango.co.uk 5. Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen
Lincoln Plaza London has landed in Canary Wharf, the latest addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio. The leading light, restaurant-wise, is Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, a pan-Indian eatery spearheaded by chef Cyrus Todiwala, OBE. Look out for the Keralan Crab Masala and the Saffron and Ginger Halibut; chicken korma will never quite cut it again. A lot of the dishes stem from South India, where Persian influences were introduced into the cuisine and there’s even a delicious version of a Sunday roast.
Where: 2 Lincoln Plaza, Canary Wharf, E14 9BD; lincolnplazalondon.co.uk 6. Tiki Bar at Madison
Madison rooftop know how to do a pop-up. The view alone’s enough reason to visit, however, the team are also offering a tropical atmosphere with their take on Tiki-inspired drinks. Classics such as the Mai Tai and the Hurricane will grace the menu, but they’ll be accompanied by creations such as the Daikiki – using almond-infused Havana Club, lime juice, vanilla syrup and citrus bitters – as well as the Captain Garp, which sees Tanqueray mixed with rosemary syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters and soda. Where: Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, EC4M 9AF; www.madisonlondon.net Share the post “Restaurant & Bar News (Mar ’19)”

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23 new books by women authors you should read in 2019

23 new books by women authors you should read in 2019 1 of 23
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are by Elaine Welteroth Starting at $12.99 ( Release Date: June 11, 2019, available for pre-order ) Becoming the youngest and first black editor of Teen Vogue may be the reason many of you know her name, but it was not the end of her story. After being a transformative force to the publication’s brand, she set out to conquer new goals and any self doubt that tried to convince her she wasn’t enough. Part memoir, part self-help, this read will remind you that you’re enough as well.
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditationsby Toni Morrison
Starting at $14.99
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison put her mark on 2019 with the release of her latest book, The Source of Self-Regard. The powerful collection of essays, speeches and meditations is broken down into three parts: a powerful prayer for the victims of 9/11, a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr. and a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. It even includes some critical commentary on her own works. This is sure to be an excellent addition to any book collection.
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolderby Reshma Saujani
Starting at $12.99
The founder of “Girls Who Code,” Reshma Saujani, is back with a book, this time for an older audience. Brave, Not Perfect challenges to women to let go of the quest for perfection they’ve been conditioned to strive for, and learn to embrace failure.
With the Fire on Highby Elizabeth Acevedo
Starting at $9.99 ( Release Date: May 7, 2019, available for pre-order )
Elizabeth Acevedo’s latest book is on everyone’s radar after the success of her first book, The Poet X. In her new book, With the Fire on High, we meet Emoni, a teenager who was forced to go grow up fast after getting pregnant her freshman year of high school and becoming a caretaker for her grandmother.
Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers
Starting at $14.99 (Release Date : March 5, 2019)
Queen Bey celebrates not only the musical contributions, but the cultural shifting power her impact has had on not only women, but society as a whole. The impressive collection of essays includes works from popular cultural critics to outspoken academics.
Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchenby Yasmin Khan
Starting at $14.87
Food travel writer Yasmin Khan is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food. In this book she explores the complexities and rich tradition of Palestinian cuisine in a way that is at times educational, and at other times relatable to the human core. Feast your eyes on this one.
by Angie Thomas Starting at $7.09
After writing the widely popular The Hate U Give that was turned into a feature film, On The Come Up was highly anticipated by fans. In the book we meet Bri, a sixteen year old aspiring rapper who is the daughter of a late underground rap legend. Unexpectedly she gets a viral hit, which puts her on a controversial roller coaster she never saw coming.
by Helen Oyeyemi
Starting at $13.99 (Released: March 5, 2019)
Londoners may have an appreciation for gingerbread, but for Harriet Lee’s family, gingerbread is like the bridge to their homeland. This lovely book explores a family legacy and shows what happens when the inheritance is not money, but a recipe.
BUY IT NOW>> Gingerbread: A Novel
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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversationsby Mira Jacob
Starting at $11.99 (Release Date: March 26, 2019)
Mira Jacob’s latest book tells the story of a half-Jewish, half-Indian six-year-old boy struggling to understand his identity in midst of the tense 2016 election. Acclaimed author Celeste Ng describes this book as, “By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoirby T Kira Madden
Starting at $11.49
T Kira Madden’s memoir shares what it was like to grow up as a biracial, queer teen in the affluent town of Boca Raton, Florida. Struggling with a host of personal traumas, addictions in her family and destructive behaviors all around her, she finds community in a group of girls who happen to be fatherless.
by Fiona Barton
Starting at $12.99
The bestselling author of The Widow is back with another page-turner. Journalist Kate Waters is on the case when two teen girls go missing in Thailand, creating an international frenzy. As a parent whose son has been missing for two years, this story is closer to home than she thinks. BUY IT NOW>> The Suspect
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by Arabelle Sicardi (Author), Sarah Tanat-Jones (Illustrator)
$20.69 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
A bold, beautiful book that celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ artists, writers, innovators, athletes and activists.
BUY IT NOW>> Queer Heroes
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by Helen Hoang Starting at $9.99 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
When a mother sees that her son Khai is struggling to find love in America, his mother returns to Vietnam to find the perfect wife. Esme Tran, a poor, mixed-race woman, jumps at the opportunity to come to America but struggles to build a connection with Khai. As their time together slips away, they begin to learn more about each other.
BUY IT NOW>> The Bride Test
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Where Reasons End: A Novelby Yiyun Li
Starting at $12.99
A heart-wrenching and creative approach to grief, Where Reasons End creates a world where life and death are not limitations, and a mother can engage in poignant conversations with her daughter that took her own life. Acclaimed authors rave that the novel is intelligent, insightful and expansive.
by Sophie KinsellaStarting at $12.49
Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella is back with an irresistible and empowering story about a young woman juggling a complicated family, a handsome suitor and a life-changing IOU.
by Angie Kim
Starting at $13.99
The thrilling debut novel by Angie Kim asks readers how far would they go to protect their families. Set in rural Virginia, the Yoo family is accused of murder when the experimental medical chamber they’re running explodes, killing two people inside. What ensues is a series of twist and turns they never saw coming.
BUY IT NOW>> Miracle Creek
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You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Storiesby Kristen Roupenian
Starting at $12.99
The author of the viral New Yorker essay “Cat Person” is back with a collection of stories you’re going to love. Spanning a range of topics from mundane to the supernatural, Kristen Roupenian will no doubt grab your attention, making you feel a times uncomfortable and at other times understood.
The Atlas of Reds and Blues: A NovelBy Devi S. Laskar
Starting at $9.50
The Atlas of Reds and Blues is a both escalating and sobering story that grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience.
by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Starting at $12.99 (Release date: April 2, 2019, available for pre-order)
Undeniable feminine power that sprawls across generations. Indigenous Latina narratives. Deep connection to homelands. Sabrina & Corina has all of that, as Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s words breathe life into the main characters living in Denver.
BUY IT NOW>> Sabrina & Corina: Stories
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by Esmé Weijun Wang
Starting at $9.99
Wang’s moving, intimate essays on the mental illness will help you not only understand schizophrenia, but also why managing mental health can be such a challenge. A former lab researcher at Stanford, Wang seamlessly balances her analytical leanings with a personal narrative.
by Sarah Moss
Starting at $9.99
This unique book introduce you to a family in Northern England that lives like they’re in the Iron Age. “A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss’s Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the “primitive minds” of our ancestors.”
Elsey Come Home: A Novelby Susan Conley
Starting at $12.99
Elsey Come Home tells the tale of one woman’s odyssey back to self. A visit to a yoga retreat instigated by her husband’s ultimatum leads her down a journey to confront the root of her pain and bravely heal.
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girlsby Anissa Gray
Starting at $12.99
When the proud matriarch of the family is arrested, the Butler family is in disbelief. This is literally and figuratively the biggest trial they’ve ever faced, and the family is faced to pick up the pieces.
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are by Elaine Welteroth Starting at $12.99 ( Release Date: June 11, 2019, available for pre-order ) Becoming the youngest and first black editor of Teen Vogue may be the reason many of you know her name, but it was not the end of her story. After being a transformative force to the publication’s brand, she set out to conquer new goals and any self doubt that tried to convince her she wasn’t enough. Part memoir, part self-help, this read will remind you that you’re enough as well.
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditationsby Toni Morrison
Starting at $14.99
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison put her mark on 2019 with the release of her latest book, The Source of Self-Regard. The powerful collection of essays, speeches and meditations is broken down into three parts: a powerful prayer for the victims of 9/11, a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr. and a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. It even includes some critical commentary on her own works. This is sure to be an excellent addition to any book collection.
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolderby Reshma Saujani
Starting at $12.99
The founder of “Girls Who Code,” Reshma Saujani, is back with a book, this time for an older audience. Brave, Not Perfect challenges to women to let go of the quest for perfection they’ve been conditioned to strive for, and learn to embrace failure.
With the Fire on Highby Elizabeth Acevedo
Starting at $9.99 ( Release Date: May 7, 2019, available for pre-order )
Elizabeth Acevedo’s latest book is on everyone’s radar after the success of her first book, The Poet X. In her new book, With the Fire on High, we meet Emoni, a teenager who was forced to go grow up fast after getting pregnant her freshman year of high school and becoming a caretaker for her grandmother.
Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers
Starting at $14.99 (Release Date : March 5, 2019)
Queen Bey celebrates not only the musical contributions, but the cultural shifting power her impact has had on not only women, but society as a whole. The impressive collection of essays includes works from popular cultural critics to outspoken academics.
Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchenby Yasmin Khan
Starting at $14.87
Food travel writer Yasmin Khan is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food. In this book she explores the complexities and rich tradition of Palestinian cuisine in a way that is at times educational, and at other times relatable to the human core. Feast your eyes on this one.
by Angie Thomas Starting at $7.09
After writing the widely popular The Hate U Give that was turned into a feature film, On The Come Up was highly anticipated by fans. In the book we meet Bri, a sixteen year old aspiring rapper who is the daughter of a late underground rap legend. Unexpectedly she gets a viral hit, which puts her on a controversial roller coaster she never saw coming.
by Helen Oyeyemi
Starting at $13.99 (Released: March 5, 2019)
Londoners may have an appreciation for gingerbread, but for Harriet Lee’s family, gingerbread is like the bridge to their homeland. This lovely book explores a family legacy and shows what happens when the inheritance is not money, but a recipe.
BUY IT NOW>> Gingerbread: A Novel
PHOTO: Amazon
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversationsby Mira Jacob
Starting at $11.99 (Release Date: March 26, 2019)
Mira Jacob’s latest book tells the story of a half-Jewish, half-Indian six-year-old boy struggling to understand his identity in midst of the tense 2016 election. Acclaimed author Celeste Ng describes this book as, “By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoirby T Kira Madden
Starting at $11.49
T Kira Madden’s memoir shares what it was like to grow up as a biracial, queer teen in the affluent town of Boca Raton, Florida. Struggling with a host of personal traumas, addictions in her family and destructive behaviors all around her, she finds community in a group of girls who happen to be fatherless.
by Fiona Barton
Starting at $12.99
The bestselling author of The Widow is back with another page-turner. Journalist Kate Waters is on the case when two teen girls go missing in Thailand, creating an international frenzy. As a parent whose son has been missing for two years, this story is closer to home than she thinks. BUY IT NOW>> The Suspect
PHOTO: Amazon
by Arabelle Sicardi (Author), Sarah Tanat-Jones (Illustrator)
$20.69 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
A bold, beautiful book that celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ artists, writers, innovators, athletes and activists.
BUY IT NOW>> Queer Heroes
PHOTO: Amazon
by Helen Hoang Starting at $9.99 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
When a mother sees that her son Khai is struggling to find love in America, his mother returns to Vietnam to find the perfect wife. Esme Tran, a poor, mixed-race woman, jumps at the opportunity to come to America but struggles to build a connection with Khai. As their time together slips away, they begin to learn more about each other.
BUY IT NOW>> The Bride Test
PHOTO: Amazon
Where Reasons End: A Novelby Yiyun Li
Starting at $12.99
A heart-wrenching and creative approach to grief, Where Reasons End creates a world where life and death are not limitations, and a mother can engage in poignant conversations with her daughter that took her own life. Acclaimed authors rave that the novel is intelligent, insightful and expansive.

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23 new books by women authors you should read in 2019

23 new books by women authors you should read in 2019 1 of 23
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are by Elaine Welteroth Starting at $12.99 ( Release Date: June 11, 2019, available for pre-order ) Becoming the youngest and first black editor of Teen Vogue may be the reason many of you know her name, but it was not the end of her story. After being a transformative force to the publication’s brand, she set out to conquer new goals and any self doubt that tried to convince her she wasn’t enough. Part memoir, part self-help, this read will remind you that you’re enough as well.
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditationsby Toni Morrison
Starting at $14.99
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison put her mark on 2019 with the release of her latest book, The Source of Self-Regard. The powerful collection of essays, speeches and meditations is broken down into three parts: a powerful prayer for the victims of 9/11, a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr. and a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. It even includes some critical commentary on her own works. This is sure to be an excellent addition to any book collection.
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolderby Reshma Saujani
Starting at $12.99
The founder of “Girls Who Code,” Reshma Saujani, is back with a book, this time for an older audience. Brave, Not Perfect challenges to women to let go of the quest for perfection they’ve been conditioned to strive for, and learn to embrace failure.
With the Fire on Highby Elizabeth Acevedo
Starting at $9.99 ( Release Date: May 7, 2019, available for pre-order )
Elizabeth Acevedo’s latest book is on everyone’s radar after the success of her first book, The Poet X. In her new book, With the Fire on High, we meet Emoni, a teenager who was forced to go grow up fast after getting pregnant her freshman year of high school and becoming a caretaker for her grandmother.
Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers
Starting at $14.99 (Release Date : March 5, 2019)
Queen Bey celebrates not only the musical contributions, but the cultural shifting power her impact has had on not only women, but society as a whole. The impressive collection of essays includes works from popular cultural critics to outspoken academics.
Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchenby Yasmin Khan
Starting at $14.87
Food travel writer Yasmin Khan is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food. In this book she explores the complexities and rich tradition of Palestinian cuisine in a way that is at times educational, and at other times relatable to the human core. Feast your eyes on this one.
by Angie Thomas Starting at $7.09
After writing the widely popular The Hate U Give that was turned into a feature film, On The Come Up was highly anticipated by fans. In the book we meet Bri, a sixteen year old aspiring rapper who is the daughter of a late underground rap legend. Unexpectedly she gets a viral hit, which puts her on a controversial roller coaster she never saw coming.
by Helen Oyeyemi
Starting at $13.99 (Released: March 5, 2019)
Londoners may have an appreciation for gingerbread, but for Harriet Lee’s family, gingerbread is like the bridge to their homeland. This lovely book explores a family legacy and shows what happens when the inheritance is not money, but a recipe.
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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversationsby Mira Jacob
Starting at $11.99 (Release Date: March 26, 2019)
Mira Jacob’s latest book tells the story of a half-Jewish, half-Indian six-year-old boy struggling to understand his identity in midst of the tense 2016 election. Acclaimed author Celeste Ng describes this book as, “By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoirby T Kira Madden
Starting at $11.49
T Kira Madden’s memoir shares what it was like to grow up as a biracial, queer teen in the affluent town of Boca Raton, Florida. Struggling with a host of personal traumas, addictions in her family and destructive behaviors all around her, she finds community in a group of girls who happen to be fatherless.
by Fiona Barton
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The bestselling author of The Widow is back with another page-turner. Journalist Kate Waters is on the case when two teen girls go missing in Thailand, creating an international frenzy. As a parent whose son has been missing for two years, this story is closer to home than she thinks. BUY IT NOW>> The Suspect
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by Arabelle Sicardi (Author), Sarah Tanat-Jones (Illustrator)
$20.69 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
A bold, beautiful book that celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ artists, writers, innovators, athletes and activists.
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by Helen Hoang Starting at $9.99 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
When a mother sees that her son Khai is struggling to find love in America, his mother returns to Vietnam to find the perfect wife. Esme Tran, a poor, mixed-race woman, jumps at the opportunity to come to America but struggles to build a connection with Khai. As their time together slips away, they begin to learn more about each other.
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Where Reasons End: A Novelby Yiyun Li
Starting at $12.99
A heart-wrenching and creative approach to grief, Where Reasons End creates a world where life and death are not limitations, and a mother can engage in poignant conversations with her daughter that took her own life. Acclaimed authors rave that the novel is intelligent, insightful and expansive.
by Sophie KinsellaStarting at $12.49
Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella is back with an irresistible and empowering story about a young woman juggling a complicated family, a handsome suitor and a life-changing IOU.
by Angie Kim
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The thrilling debut novel by Angie Kim asks readers how far would they go to protect their families. Set in rural Virginia, the Yoo family is accused of murder when the experimental medical chamber they’re running explodes, killing two people inside. What ensues is a series of twist and turns they never saw coming.
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You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Storiesby Kristen Roupenian
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The author of the viral New Yorker essay “Cat Person” is back with a collection of stories you’re going to love. Spanning a range of topics from mundane to the supernatural, Kristen Roupenian will no doubt grab your attention, making you feel a times uncomfortable and at other times understood.
The Atlas of Reds and Blues: A NovelBy Devi S. Laskar
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The Atlas of Reds and Blues is a both escalating and sobering story that grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience.
by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Starting at $12.99 (Release date: April 2, 2019, available for pre-order)
Undeniable feminine power that sprawls across generations. Indigenous Latina narratives. Deep connection to homelands. Sabrina & Corina has all of that, as Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s words breathe life into the main characters living in Denver.
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by Esmé Weijun Wang
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Wang’s moving, intimate essays on the mental illness will help you not only understand schizophrenia, but also why managing mental health can be such a challenge. A former lab researcher at Stanford, Wang seamlessly balances her analytical leanings with a personal narrative.
by Sarah Moss
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This unique book introduce you to a family in Northern England that lives like they’re in the Iron Age. “A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss’s Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the “primitive minds” of our ancestors.”
Elsey Come Home: A Novelby Susan Conley
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Elsey Come Home tells the tale of one woman’s odyssey back to self. A visit to a yoga retreat instigated by her husband’s ultimatum leads her down a journey to confront the root of her pain and bravely heal.
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girlsby Anissa Gray
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When the proud matriarch of the family is arrested, the Butler family is in disbelief. This is literally and figuratively the biggest trial they’ve ever faced, and the family is faced to pick up the pieces.
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are by Elaine Welteroth Starting at $12.99 ( Release Date: June 11, 2019, available for pre-order ) Becoming the youngest and first black editor of Teen Vogue may be the reason many of you know her name, but it was not the end of her story. After being a transformative force to the publication’s brand, she set out to conquer new goals and any self doubt that tried to convince her she wasn’t enough. Part memoir, part self-help, this read will remind you that you’re enough as well.
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditationsby Toni Morrison
Starting at $14.99
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison put her mark on 2019 with the release of her latest book, The Source of Self-Regard. The powerful collection of essays, speeches and meditations is broken down into three parts: a powerful prayer for the victims of 9/11, a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr. and a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. It even includes some critical commentary on her own works. This is sure to be an excellent addition to any book collection.
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolderby Reshma Saujani
Starting at $12.99
The founder of “Girls Who Code,” Reshma Saujani, is back with a book, this time for an older audience. Brave, Not Perfect challenges to women to let go of the quest for perfection they’ve been conditioned to strive for, and learn to embrace failure.
With the Fire on Highby Elizabeth Acevedo
Starting at $9.99 ( Release Date: May 7, 2019, available for pre-order )
Elizabeth Acevedo’s latest book is on everyone’s radar after the success of her first book, The Poet X. In her new book, With the Fire on High, we meet Emoni, a teenager who was forced to go grow up fast after getting pregnant her freshman year of high school and becoming a caretaker for her grandmother.
Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter by Veronica Chambers
Starting at $14.99 (Release Date : March 5, 2019)
Queen Bey celebrates not only the musical contributions, but the cultural shifting power her impact has had on not only women, but society as a whole. The impressive collection of essays includes works from popular cultural critics to outspoken academics.
Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchenby Yasmin Khan
Starting at $14.87
Food travel writer Yasmin Khan is passionate about sharing people’s stories through food. In this book she explores the complexities and rich tradition of Palestinian cuisine in a way that is at times educational, and at other times relatable to the human core. Feast your eyes on this one.
by Angie Thomas Starting at $7.09
After writing the widely popular The Hate U Give that was turned into a feature film, On The Come Up was highly anticipated by fans. In the book we meet Bri, a sixteen year old aspiring rapper who is the daughter of a late underground rap legend. Unexpectedly she gets a viral hit, which puts her on a controversial roller coaster she never saw coming.
by Helen Oyeyemi
Starting at $13.99 (Released: March 5, 2019)
Londoners may have an appreciation for gingerbread, but for Harriet Lee’s family, gingerbread is like the bridge to their homeland. This lovely book explores a family legacy and shows what happens when the inheritance is not money, but a recipe.
BUY IT NOW>> Gingerbread: A Novel
PHOTO: Amazon
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversationsby Mira Jacob
Starting at $11.99 (Release Date: March 26, 2019)
Mira Jacob’s latest book tells the story of a half-Jewish, half-Indian six-year-old boy struggling to understand his identity in midst of the tense 2016 election. Acclaimed author Celeste Ng describes this book as, “By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoirby T Kira Madden
Starting at $11.49
T Kira Madden’s memoir shares what it was like to grow up as a biracial, queer teen in the affluent town of Boca Raton, Florida. Struggling with a host of personal traumas, addictions in her family and destructive behaviors all around her, she finds community in a group of girls who happen to be fatherless.
by Fiona Barton
Starting at $12.99
The bestselling author of The Widow is back with another page-turner. Journalist Kate Waters is on the case when two teen girls go missing in Thailand, creating an international frenzy. As a parent whose son has been missing for two years, this story is closer to home than she thinks. BUY IT NOW>> The Suspect
PHOTO: Amazon
by Arabelle Sicardi (Author), Sarah Tanat-Jones (Illustrator)
$20.69 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
A bold, beautiful book that celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ artists, writers, innovators, athletes and activists.
BUY IT NOW>> Queer Heroes
PHOTO: Amazon
by Helen Hoang Starting at $9.99 (Release Date: May 7, 2019)
When a mother sees that her son Khai is struggling to find love in America, his mother returns to Vietnam to find the perfect wife. Esme Tran, a poor, mixed-race woman, jumps at the opportunity to come to America but struggles to build a connection with Khai. As their time together slips away, they begin to learn more about each other.
BUY IT NOW>> The Bride Test
PHOTO: Amazon
Where Reasons End: A Novelby Yiyun Li
Starting at $12.99
A heart-wrenching and creative approach to grief, Where Reasons End creates a world where life and death are not limitations, and a mother can engage in poignant conversations with her daughter that took her own life. Acclaimed authors rave that the novel is intelligent, insightful and expansive.

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The fanciest restaurants in India a century ago served Mughlai food, and so that’s what chefs moving to the US started serving. It’s not identical to food from Punjab but it’s closer to that than to (say) Goan or South Indian food. Obviously today we can get those cuisines in the US, but Mughlai did become the restaurant norm.

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Driven by its cuisine, Japanese food exports to India jumped 40 per cent in 2018

Driven by its cuisine, Japanese food exports to India jumped 40 per cent in 2018 Indicative of the growing popularity of Japanese cuisine in India , food exports from the East Asian nation jumped 40 per cent in 2018.
Even as it is working with various entities to further bump this up and has bestowed a government-authenticated tag on 36 fine diners.
“Last year, Japan reached an agreement with India on the sanitary certificate of fishery products exported from Japan to India. Following this, in 2018, the export of Japanese food from Japan to India increased to about 1.3 billion Japanese yen (about Rs 833 million), which translates to a more than 40 per cent increase compared to 900 million Japanese yen (about Rs 580 million) in 2016,” the country’s Ambassador, Kenji Hiramatsu, told IANS in an interview.
The Japanese government is currently working on increasing exports of agricultural products and foods to India and is engaged in discussions with Indian government agencies including the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) and Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), he said.
“With FSSAI, we signed an MoU on food safety last October at the annual summit meeting, and are currently in discussions on improving the management system of food imports to India. With MoAFW, we are having discussions on exporting Japanese apples and pears to India,” the ambassador said. For Japanese restaurants, he pointed out, “the availability of Japanese ingredients and drinks from Japan are essential. Therefore, in order to promote Japanese food in India, at the same time, we also need to work on the establishment of an ecosystem where Indian outlets can have easy access to Japanese ingredients and drinks. I will keep working on this important task furthermore”.
He also pointed out that until last year, the number of certified Japanese Food Supporters, a tag granted by the Japan External Trade Organisation to fine diners, was only one in India, but now, the number has dramatically increased and 36 are certified in India, including 16 which were certified in February.
“I hope more Indian people will start visiting these restaurants and enjoy the taste of Japan,” he said.
How would he describe the role of food diplomacy in India-Japan ties? “I think we can understand each other’s culture more in depth at the ground level by appreciating both Indian and Japanese food. You can also learn something about Japanese sensitivity and sense of beauty through Japanese cuisine.
“Japan is a country with a highly refined food culture, and the Japanese people have traditionally enjoyed a rich variety of food gathered from the mountains as well as the sea. Japan has four distinct seasons, and in each of these four seasons, we can enjoy different kinds of agricultural produce and fresh seafood at their best,” he said, adding that Japanese chefs are fully in tune with the seasons and use the freshest available seasonal ingredients to create Japanese cuisine.
“Enjoying Japanese food also means learning about the Japanese people and their culture. Through cultural exchanges including food between Japan and India, I think we can enrich our lives and gain a better understanding of each other’s country,” the ambassador explained.
How does he see the roadmap for the spread of Japanese cuisine in India? “Currently, we have some Japanese restaurants operating in major cities of India, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, because of the increasing number of Japanese expats and also the growing awareness of Japanese food, especially among young Indians. We would like to reach out more to Indian people in these big cities first,” Hiramatsu said. Source: Et Retail

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