EDWARD MAYA AT SEVEN RESTAURANT VILLAGE MARKET WITH EAT OUT

So sad i missed this one, sick in bed with the worst flu:(sigh…but EAT OUT’s lovely Marketing Manager Kunali Dodhia looped me in on what I missed out….

Looks like Maya had a great time from LOUIS NDERI’s pics….  eating at my fave restaurant in town!

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Fifty Shades of Grey film: Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam cast

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The lead actors for the “50 Shades of Grey” movie have been chosen.  They are:  CHARLIE HUNNAM and DAKOTA JOHNSON.

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 Charlie plays Jax on the show “Sons of Anarchy” . . . and he starred in one of the coolest movies of the summer, “Pacific Rim”.

  Dakota is the daughter of MELANIE GRIFFITH and DON JOHNSON.  She was in “The Social Network”, and she played Kate on the short-lived Fox sitcom “Ben & Kate”.

  The movie comes out next August.

Hopefully the film is scripted better than the writing in the book….should be an interesting watch…

 

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KIRAN JETHWA NEW SHOW ON NAT GEO

Former X FM Presenter, rugby pro, restauranteur and renowned chef, Kiran Jethwa is all set to shine in his new show Tales from the Bush Larder on National Geographic and we are so thrilled.

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His restaurants in Nairobi, ‘7 seafood and Grill’ are immensely popular and my personal favourite is the one located at the Village Market (Their hanging steaks are a culinary dream for your taste buds).

Anyway back to the show,

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Kiran tells us exclusively it came to be on NAt Geo as he has a contract with Fox International who own Nat Geo. His show is on a number of their platforms.

And Series 1 of “Tales from the Bush Larder” takes the viewer on a culinary adventure of Kenya, focusing on the fantastic local produce and the interesting people who are responsible for them. The show is lead by Kiran Jethwa a colorful and creative chef who uses these wonderful ingredients to produce delicious dishes, both in the bush and in his restaurant.

See Kiran harvest honey from some rather angry honeybees, avoid being struck by lightning whilst trawling for Omena on Lake Victoria, learn legendary customs of the Maasai including drinking cows blood, and help the Dassanech tribe wrestle with crocodiles on Lake Turkana. This visually striking, humorous and affectionate ode to Kenya and its food is a refreshing spin on both adventure travelogues and cooking programs and should simply not be missed!

We also asked him:
When does it premier (UK AUG 12TH)?
Correct- but please see below for other territories and  channels
So far Bush Larder 1 has been aired in 24kitchen (Foxs food channel) in Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey, Fox Finland , 24k Balkans, Viajar Spain and will be aired in :

–          Voyage France (sept13)

–          National Geographic Adventure Italy

–          NGA Asia (Pan-Asia!) : Oct 13

–          Fox Traveller India (Oct 13)

–          Utilissima Lati America (Oct 13)

 
And what was his experience of it…best and worst…
All good experiences. A continuous journey of food discovery. Really loved seeing how they catch Omena on Lake Victoria. Worst experience was being attacked by bees when harvesting honey in Machakos. The bee hive fell out of the tree and we got nailed!!
Check out the pilot….how Splendid:)
 

 

 


OCTOPIZZO TO RELEASE NEW SONG TODAY

Speaking to Kiss 100’s Adelle…Octopizzo on Friday said he was done with all the tweef as he has more important things in life to focus on…Couldn’t agree more.

Adele Onyango

Adele chats to Octopizzo on Kiss 100

He also said he was ready to release new music with ‘Just a Band’ and the single and video should be out this week…waiting with bated breath!

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Gandolfini was drinking heavily before his death

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The “New York Post” claims that JAMES GANDOLFINI was drinking pretty heavily before his fatal heart attack in Italy last week.

  Sources say he downed at least eight drinks during dinner at the restaurant in the hotel where he died . . . including four shots of rum, two pina coladas and two beers.

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  Not that it matters right?

He was also eating two orders of fried prawns covered in mayonnaise and chili sauce, and a, quote, “heaping” portion of foie gras.

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  However . . . Gandolfini’s spokesman said Friday that autopsy results confirmed he died of a heart attack and natural causes, and that, quote, “nothing else was found in his system.”

 

  Meanwhile, Gandolfini’s body was flown from Rome to New Jersey last night on a private plane.  His funeral will take place Thursday at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

 

It usually takes up to seven days to return the body of an American who dies in Europe.  Secretary of State JOHN KERRY and BILL and HILLARY CLINTON helped make that happen a lot quicker.  In other words, even DEAD celebrities get treated better than you.

 

The FAA is Going to Lift the Ban on Electronics During Takeoff and Landing

Bad news, “SkyMall”.  According to a report in the “Wall Street Journal”, the FAA is going to lift the ban on using your electronics when a plane is taking off and landing.  Because it turns out our gadgets DON’T mess up the plane after all.

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You still won’t be allowed to use cell phones, unless they’re in airplane mode.  The ban will probably end sometime in September or October.

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Coolness!!

SWEET SWEET POTATOES

Sigh…i have been craving these buggers for the longest time and was wondering why…a nutritionist had once told me cravings are a clue to what your body desperately needs and turns out i needed iron, less stress and more vitamin c..

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1.  They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies.  Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks.

2. They are a good source of vitamin C.  While most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity, and is essen­tial to helping us cope with stress. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer.

3.  They contain Vitamin D which is critical for immune system and overall health at this time of year.  Both a vitamin and a hormone, vitamin D is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight. You may have heard about seasonal affective disorder (or SAD, as it is also called), which is linked to inadequate sunlight and therefore a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland.

4.  Sweet potatoes contain iron. Most people are aware that we need the mineral iron to have adequate energy, but iron plays other important roles in our body, including red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper im­mune functioning, and the metabolizing of protein, among other things.

5.  Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function, yet experts estimate that approximately 80 percent of the popula­tion in North America may be deficient in this important mineral.

P.S. My buddy also told me they are way better for you than normal potatoes, which i have a serious love/hate relationship with, so while I try sticking to these buggers…i will keep you posted how it all works out!

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