London's Roof East needs to be on your summer 2019 list

London’s Roof East needs to be on your summer 2019 list

London's Roof East is back for summer 2019 with its Social Fun and Games Club, and this year they're upping the ante for the ultimate day out. We're talking batting cages, outdoor film screenings, outdoor yoga sessions, VR foosball, bowls, crazy golf and heaps of cocktails – as well as the odd food truck or two.
The best part is, all of the action takes place on a London rooftop, meaning you can make the most of those late summer nights (and enjoy a skyline view in the process).
Families with children can head to try their hand at the games, while in the evening it becomes an adults-only bar, while all the attractions stay open.
Entrance to Roof East is free, but you'll need to pay extra for the games.
The rooftop will open to the public on Wednesday 17th April, but you can already book tickets for the games now – and early birds will also receive a mouthwatering cocktail with their tickets!
(Adult tickets for games start from £8 and are available on the website ).
To give you a helping hand, we take a look at the highlights you won't want to miss…
Outdoor film club, anyone? (Image: Roof East) Read More Best rooftop bars in London with incredible views of the city VR Foosball: House of Foos brings a VR mix of traditional football and table foosball sure to bring out your competitive side
Lane Games: There will be six gaming lanes where you'll find Sliders Curling, De La Bowl and Puck Buddies Shuffleboards.
Batting Cages: Channel your inner Babe Ruth and take on the batting cages (just be ready to face banter if you keep missing your shot!).
Birdies crazy golf: This nine-hole course will boast a country garden theme with plenty of twists sure to be a hit with parents and children alike.
Flow East Yoga: For those who want to de-stress, Flow East Yoga will be saluting the sun each week with a host of Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes suitable for all levels.
Rooftop Film Club: Grab a bucket of popcorn and a blanket, then settle in to watch the mixture of cult classics and modern offerings, whether you're in the mood for romance, action or comedy. (The full list of films on offer will be available on the website).
It's ideal for whiling away a summer evening (Image: Roof East) Read More Best UK cities for a night out revealed – see where yours ranked on the list As well as the ticketed games, there will be free options you can just turn up and enjoy including Cornhole, Jenga, Table Tennis, normal Foosball and Table-Top Curling.
As for food and drink? Expect plenty of food stalls including Eat Chay, famous for their mouthwatering vegan dishes, Kolkati, which serves North Indian inspired cuisine, and The Burger Project, a burger bar run by Jimmy Garcia.
Oh, and those cocktails we mentioned? Roof East will have three bars where bartenders will be whipping up refreshing cocktails including the rum and raspberry ‘Knickerbocker Royale’ and blue tequila ‘Electric Boogaloo’.
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How Did Italian Food Conquer the World?

Doesn’t that just make you think of Bavaria? I’m not disputing the title of John F. Mariani’s How Italian Food Conquered the World, since like Mariani, I’ve seen Italian restaurants all over the world, with some particular hot spots. In a recent trip to Kolkata, India, I noticed there were several Italian restaurants. Even though some were recommended by the locals, I did not eat in them. [1]
Nor did I eat in Italian restaurants in Japan. Japanese restaurants typically display photos or models of the food. In a land where there’s a cuisine built around the artful arrangement of food ( kaiseki ), Italian food gets presented as something you might refuse to eat on a dare. Even the worst red sauce joint might look at it and say, “did you just hurl it on the plate?” [2]
Then there was the trip to a town in Germany where it seemed that Italian restaurants outnumbered the German ones (and if you got tired of wurst and sauerkraut, well, there was Italian), including one where Germans sang Italian songs while waiters served Italian dishes. Many of these Italian restaurants are staffed by Italians. To make it clear: I am not disputing Mariani’s contention, just wondering if he’s made his case.
A small error of geography. His book gets off to a shaky start, since on pages 7 and 10, I found two errors of fact. First tells us that vomitoria were rooms were Romans would force themselves to vomit so they could go back to eating; these tales of bulimia in antiquity are fantasies based on a fourth-century word for “stadium exit.”
Nor is it the case that Vasco da Gama visited Calcutta (or Kolkata, founded 1690) in 1498. How could he? He sailed to Calikat (modern Kozhikokde). Kolkata is Northwest India, Kozhikode in Southwest India, and they’re only separated by about a thousand miles, so just a small sloppy mistake, likes those plates of pasta in Japan.
Another of Mariani’s problems is that as a food and travel writer for Esquire, his real expertise is in destination restaurants, not food history. Does he make the case that Italian fine dining is how Italian food conquered the world? No. Does he know a lot about Italian fine dining. Yes. Does he name drop like a status-hungry socialite? Absolutlely.
Take these two sentences from the end of a paragraph:
Living above the restaurant until she died at the age of 97, Bice was known for her egalitarian approach to her guests, rich or not, famous or from nowhere, and she got along with everyone. Once when Sophia Loren entered the room, everyone applauded. Can we assume that those who were neither wealthy nor famous (like humble and obscure Sophia Loren ) were applauded when they walked into Bice? The next paragraph tells that restaurant was always packed when the designers showed off their collections in Milan. On this one page, Mariani finds room to reference Gina Lollabrigida, Ingrid Berman, Franco Zeffirelli, Gianni Versace, before he gets to Sophia Loren, and the fashion houses Burberry and Gucci.
Was it through Italian food nudging French food aside as fashionable dining that Italian food conquered the world? Given that those restaurants in Japan and India and some in Germany were the more humble sort (red sauce joints, really), it’s tough to say that the success of the Bice Group (from that one restaurant in Milan to locations around the world) was conquest for anything other than one company specializing in upscale dining.
Not wholly trustworthy. It’s not long after this that in his discussion of upscale dining that Mariani simply asserts that by this point Italian food had conquered the world, without any evidence of this sudden capitulation. When did that happen and how?
Although it’s a bit of a non-sequitur in his telling (though undoubtably important in how Italian food conquered the world), Mariani has a good chapter early in the book on the rise of the Mafia-themed pizza parlor, part of a broader context of Italian food wrapped in ethnic stereotypes and slurs, with sniggering suggestions that Italian-Americans can’t really master English and they all have connections to organized crime. Long after Italian immigrants stopped serving up low-grade Italian-American food, it’s been adopted by corporate restaurant concepts.
In a way, it’s not far from the upscale dining, often just a different sort of restaurant packaging. Mariani doesn’t cover how Italian restaurants on every level aren’t family trattorias, but packaged by corporations (from Bice and Il Fornaio with roots in Italy to Buca da Beppo founded in the Midwest and owned by Planet Hollywood). That Italian food can be readily marketed on a global scale is part of this story. (The only type of food more relentlessly churned out by corporate America is, of course, the burger joint, though that’s only one segment of dining, while Italian restaurants can be found in several. [3] The number Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Germany indicate that the next level down is open for conquest. [4] )
In Mariani’s telling, Italian food had yet to conquer the world when any supermarket in the United States already had extensive quantities of Italian food in their aisles. Again, this is Mariani focusing on the sort of dining he writes about in Esquire and completely failing to look supermarket shelves which have been home to Italian foods for decades. Ragú , now owned by a Japanese company, was founded in New York in 1937. I grew up with ads that told Massachusetts residents that “Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti day.” [5] Mariani doesn’t mention how the Italian food on supermarket shelves is increasingly the product of global food conglomerates. Maximizing the profits of companies with no connection to Italy or people of Italian descent is part of that story. When someone in the Midwest pours a jar of sauce from a company headquartered in Japan on pasta from a company headquartered in Spain and tells themself that they’re eating Italian, Italian food has conquered the world (without any actual involvement by Italians).
At turns inaccurate, gossipy, and too focused on Mariani’s experience going to nice restaurants for Esquire, How Italian Food Conquered the World never actually answers how. Yet, Italian food really did conquer the world. Great title. The book, not so.
I ate Indian food in India, mostly Bengali food, since I was in West Bengal. I didn’t actually trust the Bengali cooks to turn out Italian food I wanted to eat. Besides, there was so much good, authentic Indian food to have. ↩ Again, why eat ugly, poorly-made Italian when there was so much good local food to eat? Eating in Japan was an experience of almost no two restaurants alike (I had sushi more than once), since there’s such specialization in Japanese food. There was no overlap between the place the served only eel, the place served only crab, and the place that served only fugu. That’s a different blog post. ↩ Throwing this in a footnote. Burger and pizza: fast food. Pasta places are typically family dining. Things slide from there to casual dining to fine dining. These are best typified by the beverage choices: no wine, house red or house Chianti (glasses and carafes only), a wine list, an expensive wine list. ↩ As much as I like their Bavarian cream donuts, I just don’t see myself having one in Bavaria. ↩ Founded on Prince St. in Boston in 1912 (just blocks from the site of the 1919 molasses flood ). It is now owned by the US subsidiary of a Spanish corporation. ↩

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Putting social media muscle in your pizza catering business

Putting social media muscle in your pizza catering business March 27, 2019 | by Elliot Maras
As social media has become a more important tool for brands in general, the stakes are especially high for high-profit services such as catering. Hence, a panel during the recent Restaurant Franchising Innovation Summit in Louisville explored ways to fine-tune social media programs for catering.
Chris Grundell, vice president of sales at soci, a social and reputation management platform, served as moderator.
The panelists agreed that as online and social media have become popular methods of placing orders, foodservice establishments have had to “up their game” and be able to respond to changing customer expectations.
“Consumer behavior changed considerably,” said Zaid Ayoub, founder and CEO of Sajj Mediterranean, a San Francisco restaurant that has grown to nine stores and two food trucks.
Shown left to right: Chris Grundell of Soci, Zaid Ayoub of Sajj Mediterannean, Brittany Warren of Networld Media Group, Sebastian Van de rijt of Bamboo Asia and Stacey Kane of Mahana Poke and Firenza Pizza discuss social media. Photo by Willie Lawless.
Online ordering, according to Ayoub, has empowered consumers to expect service on a much shorter notice. Sajj Mediterranean went from requiring a 48-hour notice for catering to a four-hour notice.
Before social media emerged as powerful marketing tool, Sajj Mediterranean used what Ayoub called “old fashioned guerilla marketing” to promote its catering service — having sales people knock on doors. Ayoub said his company now lists its recipes online since customers nowadays want more information about their food.
Stacey Kane, chief marketing officer, Mahana Poke & Firenza Pizza based in Ashburn, Virginia, agreed that catering services must be capable of executing on demand.
“Catering is not easy,” said Kane. “It’s not something you can just press the button on.”
Kane said it is important to offer visual images in social media content for catering. Two types of images — pictures of what the food looks like and lifestyle pictures to give context to the food, such as pictures of a tailgating party, are both needed.
“You have to have both kinds of imagery nailed down,” she said. How to manage customer reviews
It didn’t take long for the discussion to move to responding to customer reviews.
Kane said a qualified marketing person should respond to reviews since owners who take reviews personally can make the situation worse by not responding properly. Having an effective response plan in place can be especially difficult for franchise organizations, she said.
Yelp presents a challenging channel since foodservice providers have no control over Yelp reviews. But Kane said she has nonetheless used Yelp to promote her company’s catering by taking a proactive approach and sending content to Yelp, which the channel usually posts.
“It (sending Yelp content) allows you to control the message,” Kane said.
Sebastian van de Rijt, owner of Bamboo Asia, a San Francisco restaurant which specializes in Indian and Vietnamese cuisine, said he tries to respond to all reviews on Facebook and Instagram.
“It (social media) has taken word-of-mouth (marketing) to a whole new level,” he said. Social media tools evolve
Measuring the effectiveness of your social media is important, the panelists agreed. Fortunately, the social media channels have improved the analytics reports they offer to users, said Brittany Warren, director of content marketing, Networld Media Group, owner of the Restaurant Franchising Innovation Summit.
Warren said companies need to know their cost per click for their social media orders, a metric she said is available from social media platforms. Companies also need to be able to connect brands’ social media marketing to actions that can be tracked, she said.
Social media platforms also offer targeting tools that can be very effective, Warren said, referring to tools that allow companies to target specific groups of customers.
“Use the tools the social platforms have put out there to your advantage,” she said.
These tools are available for a fee, she said, and they require a certain amount of testing.
Ayoub, who concurred that the data provided by social media programs today is helpful, said he wants to know who ordered what through what marketing channel.
Companies also have to know what their social media programs are trying to accomplish, Warren said.
“What are the problems you are trying to solve for your audience?” she asked.
Warren urged listeners to involve local people in social marketing posts, since consumers like to do business with people as opposed to products. She also said it is important for a company to be authentic in their social media messages.
Kane agreed, noting that customers like it when a business posts their pictures on Instagram.
“The (marketing) content has to be cool,” Ayoub said. Franchise issues
Franchise operations sometimes have unique challenges with social media programs, several of the panelists agreed.
Van de Rijt said he looks for ways to make it fun for franchisees to participate in social media programs.
Kane said her company’s franchisees have become far more supportive of the company’s social marketing program since they’ve learned how important it is to their success.
While everyone agreed that social media is important for improving catering sales, the panelists were not sure when asked if the company should have a separate web page for catering. Kane said it could work for a company that does not have franchisees, but for franchise organizations, she thinks it would be problematic.
Photo: Public domain image via Pixabay

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Why You Should Try Out Different Cuisines While Traveling

Pinterest Traveling is a really fun thing to do. From boarding a flight to your destination to putting your first foot in a foreign country, the thrill and excitement can be exhilarating. However, there is one more thing that you need to keep in mind when you travel to a new country and that is its cuisine. A nation’s food and drink is an important aspect of its culture. The entire set of dishes is called its cuisine. There are many different types of cuisine that are present in the world with Chinese and Thai being the most famous one among Asian cuisines and French and Italian being the most famous among European cuisines. This article helps you with the reasons as to which you need to give importance to the cuisine of the country to which you are traveling. Always keep in mind that this is the only time that you shall taste the new cuisine in its native land and you must never let this golden opportunity go away. Hence ace food blogger Sanjay Jhunjhunwala always advises you to try out different cuisines while traveling. This will not only keep your taste buds satiated but will also add an entirely new dimension to your tour. Read on to find out why trying out different cuisines while traveling can truly make your trip an experience of a lifetime. 1. The Joy Of Discovering New Foods There is a true joy when you see new foods that you have never seen in your lives before. Also, there is also a sense of wonder and excitement when you get to taste the wonderful delicacies that every country has to offer. Each country specializes in a particular type of food and you must not miss the thrill of trying it out for the first time. For example, Russian piroshki are world-famous. These chops are generally made of fish, chicken or beef and are also cheap making them perfect for a light evening snack. You can also have a delicacy called chicken a la Kiev that can truly scintillate your taste buds. This dish gets its name from the city of Kiev that is located in Russia. So wouldn’t it be a shame if you traveled to Russia and did not try out the native versions of these dishes? In the same vein, when you travel to France or any other country you must always make it a point to try out the new local cuisine there. This will not only make your trip more meaningful but also add a gastronomic element to it. 2. A Completely New Dish Another thing that you must keep in mind is that the tastes of the original dishes differ from those served in your home country. For example, all of us have tasted sweet corn chicken soup and chilly chicken in the US, but did you know that the Chinese versions of these dishes are totally different? So if you go to China one day, you will definitely get the chance to try out the Chinese versions of these dishes. This will not only leave you with a new taste in your mouth but will also broaden your horizons greatly. So even if you have tasted Chinese food in the US, the thrill of tasting authentic Chinese cuisine in Beijing is truly unparalleled. This clearly shows that when you taste the same dish in a new country, it becomes a completely new dish of its own. So why should you not treat yourself to this culinary extravaganza when you are spending so much time and money in going to that country? 3. A Reflection Of The Culture It is evident that a country’s food reflects its culture. For example, Indian food has a lot of diversity that is represented by the multicultural cuisine that it showcases. From savory sweets to spicy cutlets and biryani, Indian cuisine reflects the multiculturalism that is a mirror image of the phrase unity in diversity that was once the motto of the nation. Keeping these factors in mind, it is clear that Indian food is a reflection of Indian culture. In the same vein, French cuisine is very refined and sophisticated. It consists of delicacies like escargot and foie gras that are difficult to prepare and taste awesome due to its uniqueness. Given this fact, it becomes important to realize that Paris is the fashion and gastronomic capital of the world. French chefs play a very important role in shaping the culinary expertise of restaurants and hotels around the world. They are the perfect embodiment of class and elegance. From all the above facts, it becomes immensely clear that a country’s cuisine is a true reflection of its culture. 4. Make New Friends Trying out new food in a new country also helps you make new friends with the locals. You can easily find a local dish that you particularly fancy and then show your appreciation with your new friends. This will not only make a place for yourself in their hearts but will also give you a new thrill of having explored something that you would not otherwise have. Also, if you have a family member who is just as enthusiastic and adventurous about trying out new food, then you can definitely team up for trying out a veritable smorgasbord of dishes. This is because sharing always brings people together and helps you eat an entire assortment of different foods. 5. Try Cooking It The final fun thing that you can do is to learn how to cook the dish that you tried out in a foreign country. This will not only make you add a feather to your hat but will keep the memories of your tour alive for a long time to come. Always remember that the kitchen is the space where you can make a dish found in an exotic land far away from home. So brush up your culinary skills and get your plates and spoons ready to have foreign food with a homemade twist right in the comfort of your beloved abode. From the above, it is very clear that we need to try out different cuisines while traveling. 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Odette in Singapore Claims No.1 Spot at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 Awards

Media Outreach No comments Odette is the first Singapore restaurant to take the top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list MACAU, CHINA – Media OutReach – 26 March 2019 – The 2019 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macao. The winning chefs and restaurateurs celebrate at the seventh annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, at Wynn Palace, Macau. Odette in Singapore has taken top honours, succeeding four-time winner Gaggan in the No.1 spot. Serving Asian-inspired modern French cuisine, chef Julien Royer’s Odette claims the coveted titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Singapore. The 2019 list features 10 new restaurants, including a debut entry from Malaysia ( Dewakan, No.46) and a new restaurant in the Philippines ( Toyo Eatery , No.43) . Host destination Macao counts Jade Dragon, rising eight places to No.27, and Wing Lei Palace debuting at No.36. Individual Country Awards : Japan Japan leads the 2019 list with 12 entries while Den (No.3) earns the title of The Best Restaurant in Japan for a second consecutive year. Den’s chef, Zaiyu Hasegawa, was also named the 2019 recipient of the Chefs’ Choice Award, sponsored by Estrella Damm, the only award voted for by the chefs of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 list to recognise a peer making a positive impact on the restaurant scene. Thailand After holding the No.1 spot for four consecutive years, Gaggan in Bangkok moves to No.2 while retaining the title of The Best Restaurant in Thailand. Entering the list at No.16, Gaa in Bangkok claims the Highest New Entry Award while the restaurant’s executive chef, Garima Arora, is named elit™ Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019. Among the remaining six Thailand entries, Sorn , specialising in Southern Thai cuisine, is a new entry at No.48. Singapore Singapore claims seven entries on the list, including newcomer Nouri making a bow at No.39 and longtime favourites Burnt Ends and Jaan rising to No.10 and No.32 respectively. Greater China Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (No.6) in Shanghai is named The Best Restaurant in China. Hong Kong counts nine restaurants, including first-time entries Vea (No.34) and Seventh Son (No.44). Soaring 25 places to No.15, modern French bistro Belon is crowned with this year’s Highest Climber Award. Ascending 11 places to No.7, Mume in Taipei clinches the title of The Best Restaurant in Taiwan , besting two-timewinner, Raw (No.30). Regional Locavore (No.42) in Bali holds the title of The Best Restaurant in Indonesia and wins the Sustainable Restaurant Award in Asia, presented to the restaurant with the highest environmental and social responsibility rating, as determined by audit partner Food Made Good.
Indian Accent (No. 17) returns as The Best Restaurant in India for a fifth successive year. Ministry of Crab in Colombo (No.35) is named The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka for a fourth time while Toyo Eatery, the 2018 recipient of the Miele One To Watch Award, enters the list at No.43, claiming the honour of The Best Restaurant in Philippines . Popular Seoul restaurant Mingles (No.13) retains the title of The Best Restaurant in Korea. Other award winners announced include: Asia’s Best Pastry Chef Award, sponsored by Valrhona: Fabrizio Fiorani from Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo Italian chef Fabrizio Fiorani developed his pastry skills in the kitchens of such acclaimed restaurants as La Pergola in his native Rome. His desserts seamlessly complement chef Luca Fantin’s contemporary Italian tasting menu. Art of Hospitality Award: 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana’s outstanding hospitality, led by General Manager Marino Braccu, creates a highly refined but warm atmosphere in which diners can enjoy Chef Bombana’s creations. Other award recipients include JL Studio in Taichung, Taiwan,earning the Miele One To Watch Award and celebrated chef Seiji Yamamoto, of Nihonryori RyuGin in Japan, who isthe inaugural winner of the American Express Icon Award . How the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled The list is created from the votes of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’. Members list their choices in order of preference, based on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months. There is no pre-determined check-list of criteria, but there are strict voting rules. To see more details on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit

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Start Eating These Foods Before or The Moment Your Vision Gets Worse

Start Eating These Foods Before or The Moment Your Vision Gets Worse on Email Other Apps Vitamin A is vital for a healthy vision, and its optimized levels in the body prevent dry eyes, eye inflammations, and night time blindness. This vitamin is also helpful in the treatment of some other health issues. The recommended daily intake of this vitamin for adults is 5000 IU. Tomatoes Tomatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, and low in calories. Namely, one medium tomato supplies the body with 20% of daily Vitamin A. Moreover, tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C and lycopene. Serving Size (1 medium), 1025 IU of Vitamin A (20% DV), 22 calories. Cantaloupe Cantaloupe is high in vitamins and nutrients, but low in fat and calories. Only one wedge provides 120% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A. Serving Size (1 wedge, or 1/8 medium melon), 5986 IU of Vitamin A (120% DV), 23 calories. Beef Liver Beef liver is a rich source of Vitamins C and A, and a great remedy in the case of anemia. A 100-gram serving of beef liver contains 300% of the daily needs of Vitamin A. Serving Size (100 grams), 16898 IU of Vitamin A (338% DV), 135 calories. Iceberg Lettuce The lighter green Iceberg lettuce variety is loaded with Vitamin A, and a cup of Iceberg lettuce contains only 10 calories, so it is an excellent, healthy, and tasty meal, which will provide numerous nutrients. Serving Size (1 cup shredded), 361 IU of Vitamin A (7% DV), 10 calories. Peaches Peaches are highly nutritious fruits, and a rich source of potassium, iron, magnesium, Vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus. Also, a medium-sized peach contains 10% of the amount the average person needs daily. Serving Size (1 medium), 489 IU of Vitamin A (10% DV), 59 calories. Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are full of nutrients and have a delicious taste. A medium sweet potato gives 438% of the average adult’s Vitamin A needs for the day, and has only 103 calories. Serving Size (1 medium), 21909 IU of Vitamin A (438% DV), 103 calories. Red Bell Peppers The tasty and versatile red peppers are full of vitamin A, C, and lycopene. Serving Size (1 medium), 3726 IU of Vitamin A (75% DV), 37 calories. Cod Liver Oil Cod liver oil can be consumed in two forms, both liquid and capsule form, and is loaded with Vitamin D, Vitamin A, and omega 3 fatty acids. Serving Size (1 tablespoon), 14000 IU of Vitamin A (280% DV), 126 calories. Turkey Liver Turkey liver is loaded with vitamins and minerals. A 100-gram turkey liver provides 1507% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin A. Serving Size (100 grams), 75333 IU of Vitamin A (1507% DV), 273 calories. Mangoes These sweet, juicy fruits are highly nutritious, and a cup provides 36% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A. Serving Size (1 cup sliced), 1785 IU of Vitamin A (36% DV), 107 calories. Spinach Spinach is an incredibly healthy food, and a rich source of vitamin A, C, K, iron, calcium, and manganese. A one-cup serving of spinach provides 49% of the daily recommended value. Serving Size (1 cup), 2464 IU of Vitamin A (49% DV), 8 calories. Turnip Greens Leafy greens are rich in nutrients but low in calories. Turnip greens are an excellent source of vitamin A. Serving Size (1 cup chopped), 6373 IU of Vitamin A (127% DV), 18 calories. Fortified Oatmeal Many grains and dairy products are rich in essential vitamins, like vitamins A and D. A cup serving of numerous brands of fortified oatmeal provide over 29% of the daily need of this vitamin. Serving Size (1 cup cooked), 1453 IU of Vitamin A (29% DV), 159 calories. Whole Milk The rich taste and numerous nutrients make whole milk or skim milk a great, healthy alternative. It is rich in Vitamins D and A, protein, calcium, and magnesium. Serving Size (1 cup), 395 IU of Vitamin A (8% DV), 146 calories. Carrots Carrots are loaded with vitamin A, and one medium carrot accounts for more than 200% of the daily Vitamin A needs. Carrots are also rich in fiber, magnesium, and Vitamins C, K, and B. Serving Size (1 medium), 10191 IU of Vitamin A (204% DV), 25 calories. Butternut Squash Butternut squash is rich in beta carotene, which is turned into Vitamin A in the body. A one-cup serving of butternut squash cubes contains more than 400% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin A. It is also loaded with potassium, fiber, and Vitamin C. Serving Size (1 cup cubes), 22868 IU of Vitamin A (457% DV), 82 calories. Dried Basil 100 grams of dried basil provides 15% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin A. Serving Size (100 grams), 744 IU of Vitamin A (15% DV), 251 calories. Paprika Paprika is a popular spice in the Indian, South American, and Spanish cuisine, and a tablespoon of it gives 69% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A. Moreover, it is also rich in potassium, calcium, and vitamin C. Serving Size (1 tablespoon), 3448 IU of Vitamin A (69% DV), 20 calories. Dandelion Greens Dandelion greens are full of antioxidants, iodine, and calcium, and low in calories. Furthermore, a cup of these greens contains 100% of the daily recommended value. Serving Size (1 cup), 5589 IU of Vitamin A (112% DV), 25 calories. Kale This tasty and nutrient-rich vegetable boosts health in numerous ways, and it is a good choice to get the recommended amount of Vitamin A for the day. A one-cup serving provides 200% of what the average person needs. Serving Size (1 cup), 10302 IU of Vitamin A (206% DV), 34 calories. Red Pepper A tablespoon of red pepper provides 42% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A. Serving Size (1 tablespoon), 2081 IU of Vitamin A (42% DV), 16 calories. Peas One serving of peas (half a cup) contains 134% of the recommended amount of Vitamin A and has only 62 calories. Furthermore, it is high in vitamins B, C, and K. Serving Size (1/2 cup), 1680 IU of Vitamin A (134% DV), 62 calories. Mustard Greens A cup of chopped mustard green provides 118% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin A, and they are also a rich source of calcium, protein, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, manganese, fiber. Serving Size (1 cup chopped), 5880 IU of Vitamin A (118% DV), 15 calories. Dried Apricots Dried fruits are always a fantastic source of antioxidants, nutrients, and energy. Dried apricots are high in vitamin A, as a cup contains 94% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin A. Serving Size (1 cup halves), 4685 IU of Vitamin A (94% DV), 313 calories. Dried Marjoram Dried marjoram is one of the richest herbal sources of vitamin A, as a 100-gram serving provides 161% of the recommended daily Vitamin A. Serving Size (100 grams), 8068 IU of Vitamin A (161% DV), 271 calories. Papaya The tropical papaya fruit is vitamin A, antioxidants, minerals, other vitamins, and enzymes. A small papaya can supply the body with 29% of the daily recommended value. Serving Size (1 small), 1444 IU of Vitamin A (29% DV), 59 calories. Vitamin A is crucial for the health of our skin, the immune system, and the proper development, functioning, and maintenance of the eyes. The best part is that you can optimize its levels by consuming various vegetables, fruits, fish, dairy, and meat, and thus enjoy its numerous health benefits.

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Food for the soul: Delicious foods of Madhya Pradesh

[br]+ FOLLOW[br][br][br][br]From Kashmir to Kanyakumari anywhere you travel in India, there is no love more compassionate than the love of food. Food is actually the ingredient that binds people together in India. Anywhere we travel within India, the first thing we search about is what all delicious food/ dishes we will get to eat when we reach there. In this respect, we the people of India have been very lucky. Each region and state has its delicacies.[br][br]Madhya Pradesh, a state rich in nature, culture and hospitality offers a plate full of mouth-watering delicacies. Madhya Pradesh offers everything to satisfy your foodie soul. Foods from the state don’t discriminate whether you are a vegetarian or a meat eater. Each one of us can get delightfully delicious food. Here is a list of some amazing dishes that you shouldn’t miss out on when visiting the state.[br][br]Poha[br][br]While poha is a popular breakfast eaten all across the country, it originated in the state of Madhya Pradesh.[br][br]Bhutte Ka Kees[br][br]As the name suggests, this typical street food of Madhya Pradesh is mainly bhutta(corn). If you’re someone who doesn’t like your food to be too spicy, then bhutte ka kees is an ideal dish for you to enjoy here.[br][br]Daal Bafla[br][br]Daal bafla, influenced by the Rajasthani specialty daal bati, is a popular dish in Madhya Pradesh. Wheat dough is shaped into balls (called bafla), cooked until they become crisp, and then dipped in ghee.[br][br]Seekh Kebabs[br][br]The food of Madhya Pradesh is majorly influenced by Mughal cuisine, including the state’s most popular non-vegetarian dish—seekh kebab.[br][br]Palak Puri[br][br]Palak puri is a healthy and nutritious meal that is often enjoyed during breakfast, as well as lunch.[br][br]Bhopali Gosht Korma[br][br]Bhopali gosht korma is prepared with slow-cooked mutton and a peppery Indian gravy. As the name suggests, this is a famous dish in Bhopal, and visitors can find it all throughout the city.[br][br]Biryani Pilaf[br][br]Much like Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal is famous for Mughlai food in Madhya Pradesh. Biryani pilaf is a common delicacy in the city, with mutton being the main type of meat.[br][br]Chakki Ki Shaak[br][br]This dish is another one influenced by Rajasthani cuisine. Chakki ki shaak features steamed dough in a spicy Indian gravy, and it is served as a side dish on festive occasions.[br][br]Malpua[br][br]Malpua is India’s very own pancake, which is prepared by deep frying batter in ghee. It is then dipped in sugar syrup to add sweetness.[br][br]Mawa Bati[br][br]Mawa bati is a unique sweet dish found only in Madhya Pradesh.[br][br]Jalebi[br][br]Jalebi is a sweet dish savored all across the country and liked by all—both kids and adults. Consumed during breakfast and as an evening snack, jalebi is something you just cannot miss on your trip to the state.

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Asia Food Innovation Awards 2019: judges announced

Home Business Awards Asia Food Innovation Awards 2019: judges announced Asia Food Innovation Awards 2019: judges announced Posted By: Harriet Jachec on: March 25, 2019 Print Email
The judging panel for this year’s Asia Food Innovation Awards, taking place at Suntec Singapore on the 18 July 2019, has been announced.
They include two prominent chefs, a heritage cuisine champion, and the president and CEO of Nestlé Xiamen Yinlu Foods.
Between them, they will decide between all entries to this year’s Asia Food Innovation Awards. There are 15 trophies to be won in total, and being shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards draw to a close. To find out more information, including how to enter, click here .
A list of this year’s judges can be seen below.
Mayank Trivedi, president and CEO of Nestle Xiamen Yinlu Foods
Mayank Trivedi is an Indian national and has worked with Nestlé for 23 years in different countries including India, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and other countries in the Middle East. He has been in the Greater China Region for over five years, first as General Manager of Nestlé in Taiwan and, for the past two years, as the president and CEO of Nestlé Xiamen Yinlu Foods, a Nestlé company based in Xiamen, Fujian which is one of the largest ready to drink platforms in China. Trivedi held leadership positions in products such as Peanut Milk, Congee and RTD Coffee.
Click here for Mayanak’s LinkedIn profile.
Samantha Dumont, creative director, Cowan London
An award-winning creative director, Samantha Dumont heads up Cowan London’s design team, which has worked on some of the world’s biggest brands, including Heinz and Ribena, as well as premium brands such as Akashi-Tai, Japanese artisan sake.
Her 20 plus years as a brand and packaging designer, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, gives Sam the perfect mix of skills to lead the London team. She also has a wealth of experience in judging high-level industry awards.
She believes in promoting creativity and unearthing interesting innovation and design solutions for brands as well as keeping involved with the wider industry. Samantha has also launched her own brand, Atissu.
As one of a handful of top established female Creative Directors, she has won a number of awards including: ‘Best New Packaging Design” recently at IBA Drinks Japan for Akashi-Tai. She has also won ‘Junior’ and ‘Smallish’ awards (both children’s magazines) for her own lifestyle brand, Atissu.
Click here for Samantha’s LinkedIn profile.
Martyn Garrod, creative director, Carter Wong design
Martyn is the creative director of Carter Wong design, a world-renowned brand consultancy based in the creative hub of London: Soho. Having worked from global giants like Unilever and Nestle to start-ups, he has a deep understanding of companies’ challenges and a creative mind for problem-solving. He builds and positions brands to make them memorable, timeless but more importantly, effective. His work has been widely recognised by several awarding bodies and published in articles and magazines.
Click here for Martyn’s LinkedIn profile.
Eric Low
Chef Eric Low is an award-winning cookbook author and heritage cuisine champion. With credentials in both culinary artistry and food science, Chef Eric’s multi-discipline culinary experience spans from FnB channels to running superyachts kitchens in Europe and product design for Nestlé as the research and development chef.
He has worked in many countries throughout his career curating culinary arts events and food science consultancy-related projects from Singapore to South East Asia, Middle East, India and China.
With experience in product design for FMCG food companies, Chef Eric helps major food brands to redesign cost-saving recipes for manufacturing lines, and to conduct sensory engagement with customers, product launches and road-to-market support.
Complimenting his illustrious career include competition medals and awards from FHA Singapore, World Gourmet Summit Singapore, Gourmand International Cookbook Awards. Certified as a WACS Judge in 2010, he is regularly invited as a jury member for professional chef competitions both local and abroad.
Three of his six cookbooks have made it to the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards Winners listings for 2015 and 2016. Well recognised in the industry, Chef Eric is a well sought after speaker and presenter.
Click here for Eric’s LinkedIn profile.
Jason Yu, general manager of Kantar Worldpanel Greater China
Jason Yu specialises in consumer panel research with 20 years of substantial experience in serving both manufacturers and retailers in Asia and Europe. He started his current role as General Manager of Kantar Worldpanel in January 2008.
He is responsible for overall commercial and operations in mainland China and Taiwan, focusing on strategic development of the service and client satisfaction. Yu also sits on the Worldpanel Asia regional board. He joined TNS in 2002, and was responsible for key client development in China, the UK and Asia.
Click here for Jason’s LinkedIn profile.
Jeremy Nguee
Jeremy is a prominent chef and culinary consultant in Singapore and is widely known as a keen evangelist of Singaporean cuisine in both its modern and traditional guises. As an industry practitioner, his inventive approach to Asian cuisine has taken him globally from St. Petersburg, Russia to Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also a familiar face in the media and has been featured in international media such as Monocle magazine, CNN Travel as well as in local television, newspapers and magazines.
He is the chef-owner of award-winning gourmet caterer Preparazzi, creator of Batu Lesung Spice Company and co-founder of Mrs Kueh. He has played culinary consultant to major food and beverage groups and continues to create platforms and programs to support the growth and development of Asian food in Singapore and across the region.
Click here for Jeremy’s LinkedIn profile.
Ben Ebbrell co-founder and chef for SORTEDfood
Ben Ebbrell is co-founder and chef for SORTEDfood. Built on 20 years of friendship, SORTEDfood’s social channels, including well over two million subscribers on YouTube sits at the heart of one of the longest running, ongoing and most engaged food conversations online. A cross between entertainment, inspiration and education… together they explore and discuss some of the best food and associated trends out there, with and on behalf of their community.
Click here for Ben’s LinkedIn profile.
Damien Lee, founder and CEO of Mr Lee’s Pure Foods
By having a natural risk-reward mentality, Damien has always had an interest in running his own businesses. From Australia to Singapore, he’s built his companies with no experience from the ground up, carving new routes to market and never slowing down.
His addiction to business came to a halt in 2014 when he was diagnosed with stage four chest cancer and given weeks. After miraculously beating the disease. he decided to create a new business producing the healthiest instant noodle – Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co.
2017 saw Mr Lee’s Pure Foods onboard airlines and national rail-lines. Since 2018, the brand launched in Ocado and over 1000 supermarkets across Australia with Woolworths, Metro, EzyMart and Harris Farm Markets.
Mid 2017, Damien was diagnosed with throat and neck cancer entirely disconnected from his previous illness. After recovering 3 surgeries and 54 treatments later, he doesn’t regret a thing, more convinced than ever of the power of healthy eating.
Click here for Damien’s LinkedIn profile.
Christopher McCuin, managing director, Montgomery Asia
Christopher McCuin joined the Montgomery group of companies in 2010 to take over the Directorship of the group’s flagship show, The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) and to run the fast-growing processing & packaging show, Pro2Pac.
He comes from a solid international exhibition background having managed smaller launch events and some of the largest, most established exhibitions held in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China since 2003. Through extensive international business travel, he has established a strong and active global network of industry and government relationships.
In 2015, McCuin’s responsibilities were extended to cover global business development for the Group. Since then he has been instrumental in the acquisition and launch of new exhibitions across the world including the United Kingdom, South Africa and most recently Singapore, with the inaugural editions of Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia.
McCuin assumed the position of Managing Director for Montgomery Asia in September 2017 to spearhead the Group’s growth efforts in Asia.

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Online food ordering market may grow over 16% to $17.02 bn by 2023: Study

Home > Business > Online food ordering market may grow over 16% to $17.02 bn by 2023: Study Online food ordering market may grow over 16% to $17.02 bn by 2023: Study PTI 2019-03-26T22:52:14+05:30
Guwahati: The online food ordering market in India is likely to grow at over 16 per cent annually to touch $17.02 billion by 2023, according to a study by business consultancy firm Market Research Future.
The study, titled ‘Digital Platforms Reign in the Food Ordering Market’, said the growth in online food ordering market has been attributed to the rising number of women in working population in most of the metro cities. “The Indian online food ordering market is slated to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 16.2 per cent at $17.02 billion by 2023,” it said. According to the study, 95 per cent of the respondents surveyed order food online, owing to promotional offers and discounts, while 84 per cent individuals said its hassle-free and time-saving.
It added that 78 per cent of the individuals order food online because its convenient. And 73 per cent order food online because of a wide variety of cuisines on a single-click.
“Lunch is the most preferred meal to be ordered online and card payment is the most preferred mode of payment,” it added. Bengaluru gets the highest number of online orders as compared to other cities with 20 per cent of the market share acquired by the southern city, the report said. It is followed by Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Hyderabad with a share of 18 per cent, 17 per cent, 15 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.
“The rising number of logistics providers has also enabled food delivery companies to optimise their fleet, thereby reducing delivery time. Online food delivery platforms are focused towards acquisitions and are collaborating with logistics companies to manage delivery operations in the dedicated region,” it added.

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Stream On: New to Netflix for April 2019

Netflix showers it’s ride-or-die audience this April with a plethora of returning teen witches, Oscar winners, rejected Oscar hosts, dark magic beings, and all the anime you can possibly hope for.
Big name projects include Unicorn Store , starring and directed by Captain Marvel Brie Larson. Part of a two-pic deal with the Oscar winner and producer Lynette Howell Taylor, this Toronto International Film Festival entry follows the adventures of a young woman, who after moving back with her parental units, gets a mysterious invite for a unique store. The pic also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, and Bradley Whitford.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina continues to praise the Dark Lord with part two of the episodic run. The series picks up from its holiday special as the teen witch attempts to find a balance between school, life and black magic after selling her soul to Satan.
In addition to Sabrina , Kiernan Shipka also stars in The Silence . Part Quiet Place and part Helter Skelter, Shipka stars as Ally Andrews, a deaf teen who is targeted by a cult looking to exploit her. The Netflix original film is directed by Annabelle ‘s John R. Leonetti and stars Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, and John Corbett.
Speaking of teen witches, the original Sabrina makes her Netflix debut in the comedy No Good Nick; Melissa Joan Hart is joined by Sean Astin in this family laffer about a middle classic clan who adopts a street hustler. Hijinks ensue.
Also this month, Black Summer will makes its debut on April 11. Set in the Z Nation universe, the story follows the start of a zombie apocalypse. The eight-episode series stars Jaime King as a mother separated from her daughter during the early days of the undead rising.
And following in the footsteps of Black Mirror , Netflix’s latest techno innovation series You vs. Wild is a choose your own adventure using wildman/adventurer/guy who drinks his own urine Bear Grylls in a series of potential dangerous scenarios that allows the view to pick and choose Bear’s next steps.
On the comedy front, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible is set for a April 2 debut. Fresh off his un-hosting duties from the Oscars, Hart takes the time to chat about fatherhood, marriage, American politics and pop culture.
For audiophiles, ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads takes a deep dig into the live of Robert Johnson, the legendary bluesman who supposedly sold his soul to the devil to learn how to play the guitar.
As for the film catalogue, a handful of film classics, comedies and terrible movies that can be considered comedies will be added to Netflix this April. Classics films such as All the President’s Men, Bonnie and Clyde, Deliverance , and The Fifth Element will make their way to the streaming service this month. Also joining the Oscar line-up are feel-good laffers like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood , the charming Penelope , and Snatch . Unintentional comedies include Valkyrie, Obsessed, and the truly terrible Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D .
All movie, series and special descriptions are pulled from Netflix’s official site.
APRIL 1
Ultraman (Netflix Original Series): With aliens once again threatening Earth, young Shinjiro must now don the metallic ultra-suit to become Ultraman — like his father before him. Across The Line All the President’s Men Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Deliverance Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Evolution Freddy vs. Jason Friday the 13th (2009) I Am Legend Lakeview Terrace Monster House Obsessed Penelope Pineapple Express Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2 P.S. I Love You Snatch Spy Kids Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D The Bone Collector The Fifth Element The Golden Compass The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Valkyrie
APRIL 2
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (Netflix Original Special): Kevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible , to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out live audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel, … and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior.
APRIL 3
Suzzanna: Buried Alive (Netflix Original Film): After a pregnant woman is murdered, her spirit seeks revenge against her increasingly terrified killers, who are determined to finish her off for good.
APRIL 5
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 2; Netflix Original): Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family’s legacy, the Church of Night. In The Shadows Legacies ( Season 1) Our Planet (Netflix Original Special): Exhilarating visuals and stunning footage of rarely-seen animals mix with somber truths about humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats and species. Persona : Collection (Netflix Original Special): An eclectic exploration of different personas in a collection of four short films directed by critically acclaimed Korean directors. Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor (Netflix Original): Once beloved by the troops and people alike, Caligula shocks Rome by ruling with the cruel depravity and debauchery that make him infamous. Spirit Riding Free (Season 8; Netflix Original Series): Big changes lie ahead for Lucky and her friends in an eventful final season — from new babies at home to a faraway boarding school. Tijuana (Netflix Original): When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth. Unicorn Store (Netflix Film): Kit (Brie Larson), a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
APRIL 9
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 6; Netflix Original Series): The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a glamping trip.
APRIL 10
New Girl (Season 7) You vs. Wild (Netflix Original Series): In this interactive series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.
APRIL 11
Black Summer (Netflix Original Series): In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
APRIL 12
A Land Imagined (Netflix Original Film): A cop in Singapore investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant construction worker who spent sleepless nights playing a mysterious video game. Band Aid Huge in France (Netflix Original): After moving to LA to reconnect with his son, comedian Gad Elmaleh must learn to live without the celebrity perks he’s accustomed to in France. Mighty Little Bheem (Netflix Original): An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town. The Perfect Date (Netflix Film): To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion. The Silence (Netflix Film): When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti ( Annabelle ) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf. Special (Netflix Original): A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants. Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (Netflix Film): On their last night together, four longtime flatmates’ lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration.
APRIL 15
Luis Miguel – The Series (Season 1) No Good Nick (Netflix Original): A family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative. The New Romantic
APRIL 16
Super Monsters Furever Friends (Netflix Original): On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets!
APRIL 18
My First First Love (Netflix Original): Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
APRIL 19
A Fortunate Man (Netflix Film): A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin. Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (Netflix Original): Best-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty. Cuckoo (Season 5; Netflix Original): Ken thinks he’s hit the big time when he discovers a wealthy half sister he never knew he had, but her fortunes and his hopes are soon reversed. I, Daniel Blake Music Teacher ( Netflix Film): Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student. Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Netflix Original Series) Samantha! (Season 2; Netflix Original): The series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! (Emanuelle Araújo) who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound (Douglas Silva) and their children Cindy (Sabrina Nonato), and Brandon (Cauã Gonçalves), she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight. Someone Great (Netflix Film): Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious ) Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood. APRIL 20
Grass is Greener (Netflix Original): It lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed.
APRIL 22
Pinky Malinky (Part 2; Netflix Original): Pinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ. Selection Day (Netflix Original): Two teen cricket prodigies struggle against their overbearing father and a system stacked against them to realize their own ambitions and identities.
APRIL 23
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix Original) : In this new sketch show, Tim Robinson and guests spend each segment driving someone to the point of needing — or desperately wanting — to leave. APRIL 24
Bonding (Netflix Original): A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.
APRIL 25
The Hateful Eight (Extended Version) The Ugly Truth
APRIL 26
The Protector (Season 2; Netflix Original): Facing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (Netflix Original): Robert Johnson was one of the most influential blues guitarists ever. Even before his early death, fans wondered if he’d made a pact with the Devil. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 2; Netflix Original) Street Food (Netflix Original): From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. Season one explores nine countries across Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine. The Sapphires Yankee (Netflix Original): A young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord.
APRIL 27
American Honey
APRIL 28
Señora Acero: Season 5
APRIL 29
Burning The Imitation Game
APRIL 30
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (Netflix Original Special): Everyone knows there is no topic Anthony Jeselnik can’t conquer, and he doesn’t disappoint in his second Netflix original comedy special Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward . Following his 2015 special Thoughts and Prayers , the comedian’s critical and biting style weaves through societal taboos without hesitation. Baki: Part 2 (Netflix Original Series): A convict himself, bounty hunter Biscuit Oliva is dispatched to Tokyo to apprehend the escaped inmates and thwart them from unleashing further chaos. Ingress: The Animation (Netflix Original Series): After scientists discover a mysterious substance that can influence human minds, two factions wage an all-out battle to control its awesome power.
LAST CHANCE, LAST DANCE… LEAVING APRIL 1
American Pie Billy Madison Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3 Casino Royale Diamonds Are Forever Die Another Day Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Goldfinger Happy Feet Happy Gilmore Heat I Love You, Man L.A. Confidential Live and Let Die Luther (Series 1-4) Octopussy Pokémon: XY (Seasons 1-2) Seven Sex and the City: The Movie The Living Daylights The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me The World Is Not Enough Wallander (Series 1-4) You Only Live Twice
LEAVING APRIL 4
Raw
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Seasons 1-5) Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions
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Video Game High School (Seasons 1-3)
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Silver Linings Playbook

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