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Sake, often called “Japanese rice wine,” is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice and has a wide range of flavour, consistency and price. This special drink has a long, deep history rooted in Japanese culture, but outside of Japan, as a specialty drink, it’s still not well understood. For many international diners, sake remains a mystery; a beautiful, tasty, clear liquid that only has two questions to answer when ordering. Dry or sweet; and hot or cold? But of course to a true gourmet and aficionado sake is so much more than that.
“Ants On a Shrimp: Noma In Tokyo” is an exploration of creativity and inspiration, and a journey of discovery into the people and places, sights and sounds, tastes and flavours, of one of the world’s most amazing food cultures.
We all know that coffee is one of the most wonderful things on the planet. And yet there is such a thing as the perfect coffee. In “Barista”, five top barista finds themselves trying to create that perfect coffee. But here’s the catch: they’re competing, and even one mistake is one too many.
“City of Gold” charts the journey of Pulitzer-Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold as he explores the culinary world of his beloved Los Angeles. Fuelled by a passionate curiosity and a stunning intellect, Gold unearths the hidden mysteries of Los Angeles’ underground culinary culture one meal at a time.
May the 13th is International Hummus Day. So tonight, grab your crackers and dip and check out “Make Hummus Not War” which asks – could a regional love of hummus be the recipe for peace in the Middle East?