Yes, you can pair red wine with fish: Tips from the experts

Yes, you can pair red wine with fish: Tips from the experts

For many Filipinos, wine is an intimidating subject often approached with calculated enthusiasm.
But for the founder of one of the earliest wine distributors in Manila, it’s all about personal preference.
“In the end, wine is about [enjoyment]. If you like the wine, drink it with anything. If you don’t like it, then try other kinds,” shares Bernard Flour, who founded Manila-based wine distributor Le Cellier French Wines in 2003.
Last March 15, Bernard partnered with Dusit Thani Manila’s Chef Rob Leeuwen and his culinary team for a one-night-only culinary affair that was both delicious and well, educational. They paired Indian food with — gasp! — wine and at one point even served the lofty red, Macon Rouge, with Barramundi, a white fish wrapped in Banana leaf.
It’s a move that wine purists would smirk at, but Bernard says he is only proving a point.
The hot appetizer of hot barramundi wrapped in banana leaf was served the lofty red, Macon Rouge 2014
“When [Chef Rob] proposed to us to have a pairing [of Indian Food and French wines] I was very reluctant,” Bernanrd tells GMA News online. “The problem is when it’s spicy food, it doesn’t go well with wine, but I wanted to show that red wines can also match spicy food and even a unique cuisine like Indian or other Asian flavors.”
He began the meal with fruity white wines moving to heavier and bolder reds as the dinner — and the flavors — progressed.
According to Bernard, lighter wines with fruity profile work best with bold (or spicy) flavors; said wines balance the taste and even help it stand out.
For pairing with red meat, the classic tip of “red meat, red wine” still holds true, but always follow your own taste buds, according to Bernard.
Chefs, like many creative professionals, are often looking for ways to push the envelope to come up with something new and exciting, something that has never been done before.
For Chef Rob, the Indian-inspired dinner was a way to exercise his culinary creativity and see how he and his team could elevate such a rustic and robust cuisine.
“We wanted to do something a little bit outside the box,” Chef Rob said with a grin. “Indian cuisine has so many layers of spices, techniques, flavors, ingredients… So how can we combine all that and make it a bit elevated?”
With the help of Dusit Thani Manila’s resident Indian chef, Rashmi Fanishwar, the team spent almost three weeks in designing a six-course menu that wasn’t particularly authentic yes, but rather, an interpretation of the South Asian fare.
Chef Rob adds, “We took certain [Indian] elements and we completely transformed them in terms of spices and techniques, with a wink of deconstruction… to come up with tonight’s unique menu.”
Just when you thought Indian food and French wines together was a bad idea, the dishes make the curious case for the unlikely yet delicious pair of delicate French wines and robust Indian flavors.
“We always think about how we can showcase different cuisines in a new way,” Chef Rob said, recalling last month’s Thai wine dinner and last year’s Chilean Food Festival. And if this dinner was any indication of what’s in store, we’ll be lining up for Dusit Thani Manila’s next wine dinner event for sure. — LA, GMA News

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UAE-India food security alliance planned

GOVERNMENT
Year of Zayed
UAE-India food security alliance planned
Winding up her visit, Al Mehairi said this alliance would have strategic importance
Published: March 28, 2019 21:02 WAM
Mariam Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, the UAE Minister of State for Food SecurityImage Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News
A food security alliance between the UAE and India is envisaged soon, Mariam Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, the UAE Minister of State for Food Security, said here on Thursday.
Winding up her two-day visit to New Delhi, Al Mehairi said such an alliance would have strategic importance and UAE’s proximity to India made it feasible. She described it as “work in progress” following her visit which generated wide interest in India in view of the critical importance of food security for the second most populous country in the world.
The UAE Ambassador to India, Dr Ahmed Al Banna, who along with the Minister, addressed the crème de la crème of the India’s agro and food processing industries and said the possibilities for productive engagement between the two countries in this sector were immense.
The private sectors of both the UAE and India were looking at these opportunities and Dr Al Banna envisaged joint ventures in the food sector soon. He put the UAE Minister’s pioneering visit to India in this context.
The interactive session was hosted by India’s premier industry organization, the Confederation of Indian Industry, CII, which has leading companies from the agro and food processing sectors among its members.
Al Mehairi said her concept of a bilateral food security alliance was similar to strategic cooperation between the UAE and India in energy security, which was conceptualized following recent high level exchanges by leaders of both countries. This arrangement is working well and Abu Dhabi’s oil is now being stored in India’s strategic oil reserves in Karnataka state.
Priyanka Mittal, who briefed Al Mehairi and Dr Al Banna on behalf of CII, said 85 per cent of India’s basmati rice exports go to the Middle East. The UAE is the number one destination for the famed agricultural produce, which is integral to any Arab cuisine that includes rice.
Mittal called for harmonization of safety and other standards between the UAE and India in the area of food and agriculture business for augmenting cooperation. She also called for engaging each other on mutual protection of trademarks.
Al Mehairi unveiled the idea of setting up an “Indian food city” in the UAE. It could be set up in a free zone in the UAE and would work well for value addition in the zone and exports to third countries. Such a facility would allow India to bring its advanced food and agricultural technology which can be harnessed in the UAE for mutual benefit.
Several UAE companies in the food sector which are looking to promote business with India in this new area of bilateral cooperation attended the interactive session hosted by CII. They included ADVOC, which specializes in vegetable oil exports and Lulu, which sources food from India for its retail chains on a large scale. The UAE-India Business Council was also represented. Haridas Pantheeradi, Director of CII’s Gulf, Middle East and North Africa department explained the rationale for the interaction.
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40 Hilarious Tweets That Sum Up Shopping At Publix

Some grocery stores have cult-like followings, and Publix is one of them.
The Florida-based supermarket chain is known for its consistent store layouts, its BOGO sales and, of course, its beloved chicken tender “Pub Subs.”
We’ve rounded up 40 tweets for those who love to hate and hate to love Publix. Enjoy!
Telling me you dislike a Publix chicken tender sub is basically you announcing that you aren’t to be trusted.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) November 2, 2017 I just faked an I forgot something moment for more free crab dip at Publix.
— Jamie L. Reeves (@blondemomblog) April 9, 2009 The first thing my grandparents made me do when I got to Florida was take my blood pressure at Publix
— Krystie Lee Yandoli (@KrystieLYandoli) March 1, 2016 If your Friday night didn’t involve a trip to Publix and someone falling asleep on the couch early, are you even in your 30’s?
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) March 2, 2019 Any other grocery store: Buy your things and go now.
But at Publix: pic.twitter.com/pvWnfWJFNw
— Phoni Stark (@Steph_I_Will) July 29, 2018 *at playground
Me: Let’s go to Publix…
1-year-old: No! NOOO!
Me: …to get chicken nuggets.
1: *immediately sprints toward car
— Andrew Knott (@aknott21) March 1, 2018 20s: Let’s go to India
30’s: Let’s go for Indian
40’s: Let’s go down the international foods aisle at Publix and get Indian cuisine in a pouch
— TheBabyLady (@thebabylady7) November 18, 2017 Hell is the Publix parking lot in Riverside, Jacksonville, Fl. How anyone survives it is proof of the existence of God.
— Al Letson (@Al_Letson) February 26, 2019 went into publix to buy stuff to make dinner and left with a case of beer and a stomach full of free sample meatballs
— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) October 23, 2017 In the summer of ‘85 my bff and I made a pact that no matter where we were or what we were doing, if “Rock the Casbah” is playing you are required to dance.
So I would like to apologize to these strangers here at Publix.
But a pact is a pact.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) June 2, 2018 I know my Publix like the back of my hand. I make my list based on the aisles. Showed up today and they redid the whole store.
— Blockiana (@ElitatheLibra) August 14, 2016 Wife: We have to stop at Publix.
Me: That’s an awfully personal thing to do in a pub.
Wife: …
Me: …
Wife: No.
— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) March 20, 2016 I used to work at Publix when I was 16 and I loved nothing more than to blow my $5.75/hr paycheck on Publix bakery cheesecake as soon as I got paid lol
— Arya Shark, doo doo, doo doo doo doo (@TrulyTafakari) March 30, 2018 Cant wait to go home to Florida so I can eat a Publix chicken tender sub and make out with an alligator.
— Raya (@RayaVlogs) June 15, 2017 Publix doesn’t get enough credit for letting their absolute horniest intern name their ice creams. pic.twitter.com/CrJSAMlIsp
— Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) March 27, 2019 No crying in public. But you can cry in Publix, the grocery store, that’s fine.
— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) April 12, 2016 If you like Walking Dead, you’re going to love the Publix near my house right now.
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) February 11, 2014 @Publix please stop putting twizzlers on the endcap at the checkout lines. The flesh is weak OK?!!?!?
— Blockiana (@ElitatheLibra) March 6, 2018 My wedding cake will be a Publix cake
— Brielle Biermann (@BrielleZolciak) August 15, 2018 My definition of real love:
Fam visiting me from Florida and bringing me a Publix sub because Publix doesn’t exist in DC pic.twitter.com/aPXxLA8ypl
— Arya Shark, doo doo, doo doo doo doo (@TrulyTafakari) March 28, 2018 Every time I wear my publix sweater out in nyc I meet a stranger from florida and together we reminisce about pubsubs— that’s unity
— angélica (@angelicallamaa) January 16, 2018 Went to publix
Got 5 bottles of wine
And ice cream
And cat food
Hello this is me register lady
I’m sry you had to see this
— Mattie Rogers (@mattie_rogers) May 16, 2017 you know you’re in Florida when 62 is a “cold Christmas” and two dudes in Publix are high-fiving about the wall.
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) December 22, 2018 If you see me at Publix with food on my jeans, no makeup, messy hair and a baby…
Then you’ll know what I look like in person
— TheBabyLady (@thebabylady7) April 14, 2017 Guy in front of me in Publix bought a 12-pack of Corona and a box of Fruity Pebbles. I kinda want to go to that party.
— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) December 15, 2018 This old man in Publix got on a shirt that says “I grow my own food, what’s your superpower?” so I told him I make milk 😂
— Blockiana (@ElitatheLibra) June 17, 2018 Me, defending @Publix against a coworker’s critique. “I can see any Publix and know I’m in a safe place.”
— Austin Fuller (@AustinFullerNJ) February 28, 2019 I’m pretty tough and rugged until a @Publix holiday commercial comes on.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) November 19, 2016 To the guys checking out in front of me at Publix buying only 10 bottles of whipped cream and a pack of Camels. What’s your secret?
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 29, 2013 I get tongue-tied when I’m trying to tell the bagger at Publix I love him. But we’ve known one another longer than #TheBachelor & Lindsay.
— Angie (@AngieLynchipoo) February 26, 2013 *walk up to publix sub deli*
“Let me guess, whole chicken tender sub?”
Son of a bitch
— Rev. Eric Dunn (@ericvdunn) December 9, 2015 I went to Whole Foods because I’ve been to the same Publix three times in three days and it was feeling weird. But then Whole Foods didn’t have what I needed so I went back to the Publix and hid my face. Catch it next week on Law and Order: Boring Unit.
— Stephanie Hayes (@stephhayes) March 6, 2019 they need a publix at the airport so i can get a sub or chicken tenders before my flights & pick up grocery’s on my way home when i get back
— Brielle Biermann (@BrielleZolciak) October 25, 2017 I literally can’t say or read Pubix.
I mean Publix.
Shit.
— Lady E (@cakevans) March 13, 2016 Publix *just* put calorie counts on its online sandwich ordering screen and holy WOW I wish I’d never seen this
— adrian crawford (@Crawf33) November 3, 2016 If you die in Florida you respawn at the nearest Publix
— Pringle (@qpringledev) January 14, 2018 *standing next to old couple in Publix*
Lady: “We’ve been together 60 years & look how handsome he looks today, mmmm”
Ma’am I’m crying
— Mattie Rogers (@mattie_rogers) June 13, 2017 Made a rookie mistake and went to @Publix hungry so I blew my budget but ya girl be bargain hunting pic.twitter.com/r6NUs9LNdI
— Blockiana (@ElitatheLibra) May 6, 2018 You could almost miss living in Florida when you visit for a few days. Something so enchanting about Spanish moss. And Publix subs 🤣
— Arya Shark, doo doo, doo doo doo doo (@TrulyTafakari) December 26, 2017 the fact that u can get slices of publix cake is so not safe
— Brielle Biermann (@BrielleZolciak) October 22, 2016 Related Coverage 50 Hilarious Tweets That Sum Up Shopping At Trader Joe’s 43 Hilariously Accurate Tweets About Shopping At Costco

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Binge on, Bahrain

Anita Rao Kashi T+ T- Sunshine feast: Breakfast offerings at Manama’s Haji’s Cafe – IMAGES: ANITA RAO KASHI The kingdom’s food is one of its best-kept secrets. It is a smorgasbord of tastes and textures drawn from different cuisines
At 8 in the morning, Bahraini capital Manama’s central business district is quiet. Even Manama Souq, which buzzes for much of the day, is yet to stir. But one of the alleys leading off the main road is alive with people, overlapping conversations, shouted orders and the muted roar of a traditional oven. For nearly 70 years, it’s been this way at Haji’s Cafe, a popular breakfast place.
It also epitomises the concept of a pavement café. Light-blue tables and benches line one side of the alley and a large wall on the right is packed with mostly black-and-white photographs of the café through the ages. There is a one-page menu in Arabic, and the waitstaff offers rudimentary translations in English. The locals order their food without engaging with either the list or the servers, but tourists do so with the help of broken English, gestures and pointing to other tables.
The waiter arrives at my table holding aloft a gigantic metal tray loaded with an assortment of small plates. From the oven room nearby, he fetches large and thin flatbreads that are more than a foot in diameter, and leaves with a smile. The sheer variety does, albeit only initially, pose a dilemma. What do I start with? There’s luba (spiced baked beans), baked beans mixed with scrambled eggs, foule (mashed beans), bayd tomat (scrambled eggs with tomatoes), plain omelette as well as one with herbs and vegetables, cubed potatoes fried with spices, grated cheese and jam. Meals are communal affairs and pieces of the bread, khubz or khubooz , are used to scoop up the many dishes. Though chicken and beef dishes are also available, breakfast is, surprisingly, predominantly vegetarian with eggs thrown in.
The food in Bahrain is probably one of the country’s best-kept secrets. It is a smorgasbord of tastes and textures and draws from a variety of influences starting from Arabic, Baluchi and Persian to Indian and Far Eastern cuisines. And nowhere is it as pronounced as at breakfast. At Saffron by Jena, an elegant café located inside a century-old heritage house in the city of Al Muharraq, breakfast is slightly different. A dish of plump dates with a dipping sauce of tahini is the ideal dish to begin with. And then there’s balaleet (sweet vermicelli topped with an egg), samboosa (samosa stuffed with cheese), zinjibari (small bun stuffed with spicy preserve), falafel and kebab rolls. The khubz is much smaller and more fluffy, and there’s also mihyawa , bread coated with fish sauce. To wash it all down, there’s karak , a sweet, milky tea laced with cardamom.
In the heart of Muharraq, amidst lanes and alleys of renovated and restored houses and other structures of the Shaikh Ebrahim Center for Culture and Research, is the Raazji House of Coffee. The cafe-cum-restaurant is airy, pretty and serves a plethora of traditional Bahraini dishes through the day. We start with platters of fluffy bread, hummus and tabbouleh, followed by a range of succulent chicken and lamb kebabs marinated in different kinds of spices, and machboos , a fragrant saffron rice with prawns, biryani and koshari , which is Egyptian rice with vermicelli and lentils. It is rounded off with a selection of desserts such as fried dough balls steeped in date syrup, mahalabia (condensed milk with flour) or the ubiquitous halwa, which comes in several flavours including saffron, fig and dry fruits. Small bites: Tabbouleh and hummus at Raazji House of Coffee in Al Muharraq – ANITA RAO KASHI
At Al Abraaj (with branches across the country), designed like a traditional Bahraini mansion with a central courtyard, the emphasis is on hearty meat-based dishes. While the mezze platter with dips and salads was exquisite, the restaurant excelled in its grills. Whether it was the kofta kebab, sheesh tawook or tikka, it came to the table as tender and succulent morsels of chicken, lamb and beef. There is also chelo kabab, a sumac-sprinkled kebab served on a bed of buttery saffron rice, and ghoozi , aromatic lamb shanks on yellow rice speckled with dry fruits.
But as the sun goes down, there’s only one place to be in downtown Manama. Block 338 is a small grid of mostly pedestrians-only streets in the heart of the Adilya area, with hundreds of restaurants and cafés. Cuisines from all over the world vie for attention as music spills out of nightclubs and bars. Calexico’s Mexican rubs shoulders with Meisei’s Japanese; Masso’s European competes with Café Lilou’s French. There’s also CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia. Even a week’s worth of dining is not enough to scratch the surface of what Bahrain has to offer.
Anita Rao Kashi is a freelance writer based in Bengaluru Published on

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67, Fryers Street, Shepparton, VIC 3630
ABOUT THE BUSINESS
Aangan is widely praised and is a multi-award winner having secured several accolades from The Age Good Food Guide, Epicure and Cheap Eats. Since our inception in 2003, Aangan Indian Restaurant has been tantalizing taste buds with freshly prepared, authentic Indian cuisine. The kitchen and floor staff at Aangan are passionate about Indian food and carefully craft each dish for customers to enjoy.
Aangan is successful because of its people- they are what makes Aangan renowned and unique. If we are to retain our reputation in delivering excellent quality of food and service then we need skilled and highly motivated staff. We make sure we provide a great place to work, where everyone feels valued and respected.

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Zandvoort will Spend 4 Million Euros Rebuilding its Formula One Track

19 apr All Day 21 Paaspop/Easter Doll Festival Event Details
Paaspop/Easter Doll, has been going since 1974 and has grown year on year. It went from a friendly regional festival to an internationally recognisable three-day event. Last year 83,000 people more Event Details
Paaspop/Easter Doll, has been going since 1974 and has grown year on year. It went from a friendly regional festival to an internationally recognisable three-day event. Last year 83,000 people attended Passpop to see 230 different acts, on 14 different stages. They also got to try 42 different food trucks, offering a variety of different cuisines from all over the world.
Paaspop has seen acts such as Iggy Pop, Bastille, Nothing But Thieves, The Prodigy, Underworld, Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, Fatboy Slim, The Wombats and many more. So, who is going to be there this year?
25 Years Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo • 2manydjs DJ Set • 4shobangers • 80’s Verantwoord • Aap uit de Mouw • Abba Fever • Alex Agnew • The All Star Gary Moore Tribute Band • All Them Witches • Amartey • Amyl And The Sniffers • Arie & Silvester • Atmozfears • Baby Blue • Bizzey • Black Water County • Blood Red Shoes • Brennan Heart • Camo & Krooked • Circus Brothers • Claw Boys Claw • Clean Bandit • Comeback Kid • D-Block & S-te-Fan • D-Sturb • Daddy Long Legs • DAISY • Daniel Caldèras & the Shrunken Big Band ft. Benjamin Herman • Davina Michelle • De Hofnar • De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig • De Lievelings DJ’s van je Zusje • De Staat • The Devil Makes Three • DeWolff • The Dirty Daddies • Donnie & Joost • Dopebwoy • Douwe Bob • Dr Phunk • Dropkick Murphys • Drunken Dolly • EAUXMAR • Ellen Ten Damme • Famke Louise • FATA BOOM • Fiesta Macumba Soundsystem • Flonti Stacks • For I Am King • Freddy Moreira • Frenna • The Gaslamp Killer • GENTA • Handrick • Hannah Williams & The Affirmations • Heavy Hoempa plays Iron Maiden • Hef • Heideroosjes • HENGE • Herrie met Gerrie • Ho99o9 • Idaly • IDLES • Ilse DeLange • Indian Askin • Jailhouse Jimmy • Jameszoo • Jarreau Vandal • Jeangu Macrooy • Jett Rebel • Jiri11 • JoeyAK • Johnny 500 • Jordymone9 • Kovacs • Kraantje Pappie • Kris Kross Amsterdam • La Fuente • LNY TNZ • Louder Than Love • Louder Than Love (Soundgarden tribute) • Lukas Graham • MADUK hosted by Ben Verse • Mash-Up Jack • Mate Power • Merol • Mia More • Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions • Mike Krol • Mike Williams • Mr. Belt & Wezol • Mula B • NAFTHALY RAMONA • Navarone • Nervana • Nicole Atkins • Nielson • Noisia DJ Set • NOMA$ • Nona • Novastar • Ooostblok • Oscar and the Wolf • Passenger • Pendulum DJ Set • Phuture Noize • Ploegendienst • Plunder • Poke • Prime • Puinhoop Kollektiv – The Final Weekend Tour • Puri • Que Pasa! • Ran-D • Rondé • Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience • Rowwen Hèze • Russkaja • S10 • Sam Feldt LIVE • Scooter • Sevn Alias • Singlefeestje • Sir Reg • Sjaak • Sjannies • SMP • Snelle • Son Mieux • Stahlzeit • The Stand-Up Club • The Stand-Up Club • Steel Panther • T & Sugah b2b NCT • Tabanka • TAPE TOY • Ten Times A Million • Terry Alderton • Thijs Boontjes Dans- en Showorkest • Tim Akkerman Sings The Boss • Tim Knol & The Blue Grass Boogiemen • Trobi • Tusky • The Vintage Caravan • Vinylfeestje • Waxfiend • The Wetnecks • White Lies • Winne • Within Temptation • Yonaka • Young Ellens • Yung Felix • Yungblud • Zer00’s Heroes Tickets

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Destinations that reflects our tradition and culture

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India is the birth place and cradle of world’s major culture and religions. The different shades of tradition and rituals contribute a lot to Indian culture.
AMRITSAR: THE GOLDEN CITY:- Being called as the heart of Sikh culture established in the year 1574 as a holy town by sikh guru Guru Ram Dass. The fourth guru found a tank and excavated, turned it into a lake called sarovar of holy water. Harminder Sahib the golden temple Jalianwalah bagh wagha border is the famous places to visit. Apart from these mentioned places are Durgiana Temple, Akal Takhat and many temples museums are the main attraction of the city. In addition to this, authentic Punjabi cultural food is the main attraction. This can be relished anywhere in the city. Amritsar is connected from all the modes Road/Rail/Air from all over the country.
India is the birth place and cradle of world’s major culture and religions. The different shades of tradition and rituals contribute a lot to Indian culture.
LUCKNOW : THE CITY OF NAWABS :- Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and is ranked among the high for places to experience Indian heritage and culture of the India. This city is amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim culture also many literary and performing arts flourish here. City is famous for craftsmanship and painting style. The city’s architecture is being influenced by Delhi’s sultanate. The Mughals or the Nawabs from Awadh and Britishers too contributed to the making of Lucknow. Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Dilkusha kothi, British Residency are the main cultural places to visit. The tourist can walk through Chattar Manzil, Clock Tower, Sikander Bagh. Begum Hazrat Mahal Park shahi baoli, Jama Maszid, Butler Place are the other tourist attractions for culture and heritage. You can always relish the local Awadhi cuisine in foodings. The city can be easily reached by Road/Rail/Air.
AGRA :- Agra being the other city in Uttar Pradesh which is famous all over the the world for it’s rich heritage culture. Agra was founded in 16 th
Century by Sikander lodhi later on was captured by Mughals. Agra was the place which once ruled by Rajput Rulers. Taj Mahal,Agra fort, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmaudaula’s Tomb, Sikandra fort Mehtab Bagh are the places for tourist attractions. This speaks about rich heritage cultural of the city.
VARANASI:- Riverside Ghats Images of Temples colourful markets and saffron clad priests always come in mind when you think of Hindu city Varanasi. Ganga Arti in evening is famous in this heritage city of India.
RISHIKESH : – The Ganga city located in Uttra Khand is famous city.Being known as most religious place for hindu devotees. The influence of Hinduism can be easily viewed in this heritage city. Yoga and mediation here also contribute to rich heritage culture of Hindu’s.
Although there are many heritage and cultural places in India the above mentioned are a few to describe. The Indian heritage and culture is spread all over as being known for it’s natural beauty.

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Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com – 6 updates in 4 topics

rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com Google Groups Topic digest
View all topics QFTCICR19 Game 6, Rounds 2-3: “twin” cities, DPRK – 1 Update QFTCICR19 Game 5, Rounds 9-10: CanFood, challenge – 2 Updates QFTCICR19 Current Events 7-8 – 2 Updates Calvin’s Quiz #556 – 1 Update QFTCICR19 Game 6, Rounds 2-3: “twin” cities, DPRK msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 28 02:40AM -0500
These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2019-03-11,
and should be interpreted accordingly.
On each question you may give up to two answers, but if you give
both a right answer and a wrong answer, there is a small penalty.
Please post all your answers to the newsgroup in a single followup,
based only on your own knowledge. (In your answer posting, quote
the questions and place your answer below each one.) I will reveal
the correct answers in about 3 days.
All questions were written by members of the Cellar Rats and are
used here by permission, but have been reformatted and may have
been retyped and/or edited by me. For further information see
my 2019-01-22 companion posting on “Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)”.
* Game 6, Round 2 – Geography – “Twin” Cities
In each case, the two or three cities described all have the same
name in English. Give it.
1. Large Greek city and a city in northeastern Georgia (home to
the University of Georgia).
2. Second-largest city in Florida, and second-largest city in
Russia.
3. Large Italian city in Lazio region (located on the river Tiber),
and a city in upstate New York (near Utica).
4. University city in Southern Ontario, Canada, and a municipality
in Belgium known for its association with a famous battle.
5. City in central Scotland, located on the river Tay; a town
outside of Ottawa, located on the Tay River; and the largest
city in Western Australia.
6. One of the largest cities in Illinois, near Chicago; one of
the largest cities in Colorado, near Denver; and a town just
north of Toronto.
7. Most populous city in Maine, and the most populous city in
Oregon.
8. Third-largest city in Italy, and a city that is one of the
wealthiest in southern Florida.
9. Large city in Ohio near the Michigan border, and a UN World
Heritage city and province (near Madrid, Spain) known for its
sword craftsmanship.
10. An industrial city which is the second-most-populous in the
United Kingdom, and the most populous city in Alabama.
* Game 6, Round 3 – History – North Korea
1. Which three countries border North Korea?
2. North Korea prefers to be known in English as the DPRK.
What’s that stand for?
3. Since the founding of North Korea in 1949, how many leaders
(including the current one) have ruled over it?
4. In 1968 the North Koreans captured a US naval spy ship and
held its crew for almost a year. The ship was named after
which Indian tribe?
5. What is the currency of North Korea?
6. In the year that North Korea first successfully qualified for
the soccer World Cup, they surprisingly beat Italy to proceed
to the second round. Name either the year or the host country
for that year’s event.
7. During the Korean War, the son of which famous leader was killed
in combat while fighting for the North Koreans?
8. In 1983 the North Koreans unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate
the president of South Korea by using an explosive device —
while he was on a state visit to which third country?
9. In 1994, which former US president visited North Korea to
discuss a nuclear agreement with its then leader Kim Il-Sung?
10. Canada does not have an embassy in North Korea. Which other
country’s embassy represents Canadians there?

Mark Brader “When laws are outlawed, only outlaws will have laws.”
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Back to top QFTCICR19 Game 5, Rounds 9-10: CanFood, challenge Dan Tilque : Mar 27 02:38PM -0700
Mark Brader wrote:
> B1. Because of the treatment of American Indians, this actor
> refused to collect his Oscar in 1973. Name this star *and*
> the movie he won for.
Marlon Brando, The Godfather
> B2. For which movie did George C. Scott refuse an Oscar?
Patton
> C2. While the title was not then official, who is now usually
> considered to have been the first prime minister of Great
> Britain?
Penn
> * D. Transit Systems
> D1. What North American city has a transit system called BART?
San Francisco
> D2. What European city has a transit system called DART?
Dublin
> E1. In January the New Horizons space probe visited the Kuiper
> Belt object Ultima Thule. Which other solar system body
> did it visit before that?
Pluto
> E2. The Japanese space agency JAXA currently has a probe visiting
> the asteroid Ryugu while NASA has one visiting the asteroid
> Bennu. What is the primary objective of both missions?
sample return
> F1. What is the first positive integer spelled in English with
> all its letters in alphabetical order? For example, if we
> had said “in French” it would be 2 — spelled “deux”.
forty
> F2. 1 is both a perfect square and a perfect cube. What is
> the next integer with this property?
64

Dan Tilque
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 28 02:38AM -0500
Mark Brader:
> and should be interpreted accordingly… For further information
> see my 2019-01-22 companion posting on “Questions from the Canadian
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)”.
Game 5 is over and it’s a big win for JOSHUA KREITZER. Hearty
congratulations!
> ** Game 5, Round 9 – Canadiana – Cuisine
> In each case, name the food described.
In the original game, this was the second-easiest round after the
current-events round.
> 1. A type of porridge made with a blend of wheat, rye, and flaxseed,
> first created in the 1920s in Manitoba.
Red River porridge.
> 2. A brand or type of semi-soft rind cheese that was originally
> manufactured by Trappist monks.
Oka cheese.
The monks of Oka were shown on the CTV National News a few days after
the original game. There are a lot fewer of them than there used
to be, so they have moved into a new, smaller building that they had
designed for them. Not wanting to depend on charity, they’re still
in the food business, but not cheese any more; that line was sold off.
> 3. A fried dough pastry, stretched and sometimes coiled. Served to
> President Obama when he visited Canada.
Beaver tail. 4 for Dan Blum.
> 4. A no-bake dessert consisting of three layers: a wafer and
> chocolate crumb base, custard-flavored butter icing in the
> middle, and a layer of chocolate gamache on top.
Nanaimo bar.
> 5. Lean boneless pork loin, trimmed fine, wet cured, and rolled
> in cornmeal. It is not smoked. It is the main ingredient in
> the St. Lawrence Market’s signature sandwich.
Peameal bacon, also known as Canadian bacon.
> 6. A dish popular in Quebec, made of layered ground beef, sautéed
> onions, canned kernel corn, canned creamed corn, and mashed
> potatoes on top. Answer in French.
Pâté chinois.
> and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being baked,
> traditionally in a wood-fired oven. Often finished with
> poppy seeds. Hint: its name refers to a city.
Montreal-style bagel. 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.
> name the sandwich in English or French, or else name the Quebec
> restaurant chain that sells vast quantities of this item and
> is the 16th-largest chain in Canada.
Hot chicken sandwich, sandwich chaud au poulet, St-Hubert.
> tomatoes, onions, carrots, beans of various types, asparagus,
> cauliflower, and peas. We will accept the American name or
> the one used here.
Chow chow, chou chou, piccalilli, Branston pickle.
> put in a pudding bag, wrapped in cheesecloth, or stuffed into
> an empty can and then boiled, usually along with the cooking
> vegetables or the Jiggs dinner.
Figgy duff or figgy pudding.
> ** Game 5, Round 10 – Challenge Round
> * A. Grey Cup
> A1. Which team won the Grey Cup every year from 1978 to 1982?
Edmonton Eskimos.
> A2. The Toronto Argonauts have had the most wins since the Cup
> was established in 1909. How many, within 1?
17 (accepting 16-18). Since nobody was in range, I scored 15 or 19
as almost correct. Therefore, 2 for Calvin.
> B1. Because of the treatment of American Indians, this actor
> refused to collect his Oscar in 1973. Name this star *and*
> the movie he won for.
Marlon Brando, “The Godfather”. 4 for Joshua, Pete, Calvin,
and Dan Tilque.
So this was the second question *in this game* about him winning
that award for that movie.
> B2. For which movie did George C. Scott refuse an Oscar?
“Patton” (1970). 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, and Dan Tilque.
> * C. First Prime Ministers
> C1. Who was Israel’s first prime minister?
David Ben-Gurion. 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Erland, Pete, and Calvin.
> C2. While the title was not then official, who is now usually
> considered to have been the first prime minister of Great
> Britain?
Robert Walpole (1730-42). 4 for Calvin.
> * D. Transit Systems
> D1. What North American city has a transit system called BART?
San Francisco. (Bay Area Rapid Transit, so Oakland and various
other cities it serves were also acceptable.) 4 for Dan Blum,
Joshua, Pete, and Dan Tilque.
> D2. What European city has a transit system called DART?
Dublin. (Yes, Dublin Area Rapid Transit.) 4 for Dan Blum
and Dan Tilque.
> E1. In January the New Horizons space probe visited the Kuiper
> Belt object Ultima Thule. Which other solar system body
> did it visit before that?
Pluto. 4 for Dan Blum and Dan Tilque.
> E2. The Japanese space agency JAXA currently has a probe visiting
> the asteroid Ryugu while NASA has one visiting the asteroid
> Bennu. What is the primary objective of both missions?
To return with a sample of the asteroid. 4 for Dan Tilque.
> F1. What is the first positive integer spelled in English with
> all its letters in alphabetical order? For example, if we
> had said “in French” it would be 2 — spelled “deux”.
40. In fact it’s the *only* integer with this property. 4 for
Dan Blum, Joshua, Pete, Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
> F2. 1 is both a perfect square and a perfect cube. What is
> the next integer with this property?
64, of course. The property is equivalent to being the sixth power
of an integer. 4 for everyone — Dan Blum, Joshua, Erland, Pete,
Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
Scores, if there are no errors:
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 BEST
TOPICS-> His Geo Spo Sci Ent Lit Can Cha SIX
Joshua Kreitzer 23 35 32 20 40 27 4 24 181
“Calvin” 11 38 12 23 29 16 0 22 140
Dan Tilque 20 32 16 24 4 8 0 32 132
Pete Gayde 23 22 24 20 20 16 0 20 129
Dan Blum 12 20 0 28 15 24 8 28 127
Erland Sommarskog 8 28 — — — — 0 8 44
Bruce Bowler — — 0 24 8 8 — — 40

Mark Brader | “To judge by this film, the life of a cold war spy consists
Toronto | of sitting for endless hours in soundproof rooms with peo-
msb@vex.net | ple you do not particularly like, waiting for something to
| happen. Sort of like being a movie critic.” –Roger Ebert
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Back to top QFTCICR19 Current Events 7-8 Dan Tilque : Mar 27 02:50PM -0700
Mark Brader wrote:
> 3. What two related aircraft models have been grounded, pretty much
> worldwide, in response to two deadly crashes in the last
> 6 months? Name both.
Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737 MAX 9
> 8. Francesco Cali was shot 6 times outside his Staten Island home
> on Wednesday night and pronounced dead in hospital. He was
> allegedly the head of what crime family?
Gambino
> publish a proposal for a “web” of hypertext documents that
> could be viewed through a “browser” — what became known as
> the World-Wide Web?
30
> 3. The Prime Minister of New Zealand recently received high praise
> for her handling of the mass murder of 50 people at two mosques.
> What’s her name?
Jacinda Ardern
> 4. Jagmeet Singh took a seat in the House of Commons for the first
> time on Monday, becoming the first person in Canada to do this
> who was what?
Sikh

Dan Tilque
Pete Gayde : Mar 27 10:33PM
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:ddydnRG6aZPMeATBnZ2dnUU7-
> 3. What two related aircraft models have been grounded, pretty much
> worldwide, in response to two deadly crashes in the last
> 6 months? Name both.
737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9
> opening day?
> 6. What 18-year-old female Canadian tennis star has been knocking
> ’em dead at the Indian Wells Masters Tournament this week?
Bouchard
> 8. Francesco Cali was shot 6 times outside his Staten Island home
> on Wednesday night and pronounced dead in hospital. He was
> allegedly the head of what crime family?
Gambino
> 10. The Diocese of Brooklyn is demanding an apology from *what
> show* on which it was said: “If you support the Catholic church,
> isn’t that, like, the same as being an R. Kelly fan?”
Saturday Night Live
> publish a proposal for a “web” of hypertext documents that
> could be viewed through a “browser” — what became known as
> the World-Wide Web?
30
> 3. The Prime Minister of New Zealand recently received high praise
> for her handling of the mass murder of 50 people at two mosques.
> What’s her name?
Ardern
> 4. Jagmeet Singh took a seat in the House of Commons for the first
> time on Monday, becoming the first person in Canada to do this
> who was what?
Hindu; Sikh
> March 16 in California at age 81. He had had to keep playing
> to cover his medical bills and at the time of his death had
> tour dates scheduled into November. Name him.
Dick Dale
> 7. Vandals calling themselves “#Macdonald Must Fall” claimed
> responsibility for defacing with red paint a statue of Canada’s
> first Prime Minister — in what city?
Montreal; Quebec
> 8. In what city has a statue of the late Gord Downey, by artist
> Al Hattie, been unveiled at their city hall?
Windsor
> 9. The Blue Jays’ management have limited what activity by the
> players before games?
Batting practice; Shagging fly balls
> 10. After this golfer, ranked #4 in the world, won the Players
> Championship, it was announced that his Canadian debut will be
> at the RBC Canadian Open this summer. Who is he?
McIlroy
Pete Gayde
Back to top Calvin’s Quiz #556 Dan Tilque : Mar 27 03:16PM -0700
Calvin wrote:
> My stocks have been replenished 🙂
> 1 Which 2009 Todd Phillips movie featured a cameo from Mike Tyson?
> 2 In the novel ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’ what was the name of the captain of the submarine Nautilus?
Nemo
> 3 From which European country is Stella Artois beer traditionally brewed?
> 4 Along with English, what is the official language of Pakistan?
Urdu
> 5 Which British group has a 1994 hit with ‘Parklife’?
> 6 Crucial to the plot, the action in the 1982 film “E.T the Extra-Terrestrial” takes place in and around which celebration?
Independence Day
> 7 In mathematics, what is the value of the base of the natural logarithm, to one decimal place?
2.7
> 8 What physical handicap does a myopic person suffer from?
nearsightedness
> 9 Coal is predominantly composed of which element?
carbon
> 10 The late rapper Tupac Shukar was named after Tupac Amaru II, a revolutionary leader in which South American country?
Peru

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Once Done with Chennai Sightseeing You Can Visit Places in Its Proximity

by Swati Saxena SEO Specialist Chennai is a tapestry of rich heritage, cultural and religious sites, which is always swarmed by tourist. For your vacation, if you are choosing Full Day Chennai City Tour , the major places to explore includes its colonial buildings, beautiful beaches, and Dravidian style temples. But, the biggest factor that makes Chennai quintessential for tourists is the diversity it holds in its vicinity. There are some amazing places to visit near where you can explore ancient temples, hills, beaches and architectural brilliance. Blessed with an apt geographical location, the list of tourist places near Chennai are eternal. There is a lot you can explore and absorb near Chennai, whatever your getaway preferences are, there is a good chance that you will be spoiled for choice. Spend a fun-filled week at any of the below destinations located near Chennai. Pay an Homage at The Most Revered Pilgrim Site Tirupati If history excites and you then Tirupati is the best place to visit near Chennai. A major pilgrimage and cultural city, million disciples who book budget tour packages Chennai , visit Tirupati each year. Located at a distance of 134 km from Chennai it is one of the richest religious sites where Vishnu, in the form of Venkateshwara, is much worshipped. The temple is constructed in a Dravidian style and visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims each day. In Pondicherry Discover French Style Avenues and Serene Beaches It is a perfect destination that brings together the tranquil beauty of beaches and a calming aura to anyone who visits Pondicherry. The places to see in Pondicherry is a perfect blend of colorful history of the French and Indian culture. Till 1954 Pondicherry was a French colony and then later it was handed over to India. The presence of the exquisite French style boulevard, old ancient colonial buildings, churches and temples lend to the city an aesthetic touch. Whether you explore Pondicherry Beach, the Botanical gardens or Sri Aurobindo Ashram everything just gives a serenity in abundance. Treat Yourself to Opulence At, “City Of Nawab”, Hyderabad Hyderabad city offers a large choice for tourist attraction places. It is among the most enriching states in South India located at a distance of 626 km from Chennai. You can consult Chennai sightseeing tour operator for an excursion to the area in the vicinity, like Hyderabad. Known for its delectable Biryani and magnificent designed heritage spots like the Charminar and the Golconda Fort, this city is the most dynamic in the south. Visit a Picturesque Garden City, Bangalore The Garden City of India, Bangalore is apt for a weekend getaway from Chennai, which is located at a distance of 347 km. The silicon valley has many attractions, for you to explore, which include the Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, Nandi Hills, Bannerghatta National Park, and ISKCON temple. A bustling and enchanting city noted for its verdant gardens and parks such as Lalbagh Garden and Cubbon Park is a fusion of scenic landscapes and a cosmopolitan culture. Capture The Everlasting Ethnicity of Madurai Located at a distance of 462 km from Chennai, the Madurai is one of the oldest inhabited cities in South India. The city is a home to most revered pilgrim sites, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, which is the largest temple in India. Other than being a sacred town, it is a popular tourist destination, a potpourri of culture, also known for its food, cuisine, architecture marvel, and charming people. Book a Chennai City sightseeing tour package and also take out some time to explore the cities in its neighbourhood. Cover its major attractions and capture the glory of the most desirable destinations.

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Unique Formula makes Saravanaa Bhavan a global phenomenon

First Branch opens in Auckland CBD on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Venkat Raman
New Zealanders and visitors to the country will have the exclusive dining experience of a world-renowned brand as Saravanaa Bhavan opens its doors to cater to multinational and multiethnic customers from next week.
Distinctive taste and experience
The precincts of 51E Hobson Street and its neighbourhood will experience the aroma of an extensive range of South Indian dishes as specially trained chefs prepare items that acquire inimitable taste that can be experienced only at Saravanaa Bhavan.
The Restaurant, 76 th in the international chain, will be open to public from Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 11 am to 10 pm all days of the week. Its unique formula of preparations with a unique blend of spices and other ingredients have won the admiration of millions of diners across the Continents, earning for itself a place of eminence and importance among the best purveyors culinary delights.
The presence of the brand in 21 countries (including India, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, USA and Canada) has created a galaxy of customers who have proved their loyalty time and again, relishing a range of cuisine that have stood the test of time, in quality, taste, presentation and equally important, standard of service.
The Restaurant on Hobson Street will also feature serving dishes and vessels that are exclusive to South India and Tamil Nadu in particular.
Trans-Tasman Partners
Having made a significant impact in Australia, Saravanaa Bhavan is crossing the Tasman to establish and expand its presence to serve New Zealanders and to its Partners P R Shivakumar Shekar Mani (Former Director of Coca Cola and the Taj Group of Hotels), P R Shivakumaar ( a Hotel Management professional who expanded the vision of his father P Rajagopal, Founder of the enterprise) and Sudhir Shete (an industrialist based in Chennai), the challenge is to main consistency, understand market preferences and enhance the choice of dishes.
Mr Shivakumaar said that every major region in India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes.
Strong Legacy
“Aromatic spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. This is a unique formula that we, at Hotel Saravana Bhavan chain of Indian Vegetarian Restaurants follow, to build our businesses across the globe. Each new restaurant added to our network carries the legacy of good taste and quality,” he said.
Mr Mani said that he is keen that different genres of Indian Vegetarian Cuisine are made available to the wider market.
“This can be done beautifully with a marriage of food with wine. My vision is to position the Saravanaa Bhavan brand to the local clientele as I would like to see a multicultural dining fraternity in my restaurants,” he said.
The Restaurant
The inaugural of Saravanaa Bhavan in Auckland will open a new chapter in culinary art and mark a distinction in the restaurants sector of the country just as the brand has done 75 other locations in more than 20 countries.
Located at the heart of the Central Business District, Saravanaa Bhavan will be open on all days of the week from 11 am to 10 pm, with a dine-in facility for 120 people.
Sreehari Shete, who is a Director of the Restaurant (Vaidyanathan Shanker is the other Director), said that the choice of venue, completion of compliance formalities, choice of chefs and their extensive training in India, interior decoration and other preparations have taken considerable time but promises that the wait will be rewarding.
“Saravanaa Bhavan follows strict codes of practice, presence and presentation, with a no-compromise approach to quality of products and standards of service. Every Restaurant of the chain conforms strict regulations of hygiene, health and safety and other matters; which is why substantial time, money and efforts are invested in the initial preparations. We are now ready to serve New Zealanders and visitors to this country,” he said.
The Restaurant will cater to parties and shortly offer takeaway service as well.
The Menu
The Saravanaa Bhavan chain of restaurants pride itself of delicacies that cater to the varied tastes and preferences of the global community with brand exclusivity.
The Auckland Branch is no exception.
Among the items in the Restaurants Menu would be Rice Idly, Vada, Mini (14 Pcs) Ghee Sambar Idly, Rava Kichadi, Medhu Vada, Sambar Vada, Rasa Vada, Curd Vada, Masala Vada, Banana Bajji, Onion Bajji, Chilli Bajji, Chilli Bajji, Mysore Bonda, Poori, Uthappam, Dosa, Parotta, Rasam, Soup of the Day, Basmati Ka Bandhar, Beverages: Fresh Juices (Freshly Made In Our Bar). An exclusive formula for exclusive aroma and taste- some of the dishes at Saravanaa Bhavan A new landmark in Auckland CBD A different ambiance for a different dining experience- the interior of the Restaurant

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