The Ultimate Food & TV Pairings for All your Easter Needs
It’s Easter, and that means one thing: time to catch up on that backlog of unwatched shows on netflix.
Yeah, we know the long weekend is also a time to catch up with your beloved family, but let’s get serious here. It’s been a good few months since your last holiday, and you deserve a good binge.
This leaves one burning question: what are you going to eat while you watch House of Cards? Better Call Saul? Whatever else you will while your day away with? As we always say, the best way to truly understand someone is to eat like them — so eat like your favourite characters today.
House of Cards: HoC is all the hype right now (I hear the new season was really good) and you should probably enjoy it in full Underwood style with a sizzling rack of ribs glazed with peppery BBQ sauce.
Master of None. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I’ll just say that Dev, Aziz Anzari’s protagonist in MoN, makes an incredible carbonara. Fight off the jealousy by ordering your own fresh-made pasta topped with aged parmesan and the sauce of your choice.
Narcos. If you can’t find arepas, a Colombian specialty native to Pablo Escobar’s hometown Medellin, you’ve an excuse to indulge in lime-marinated salmon ceviche, enchiladas doused in flavourful verde salsa, or even a humble burrito stuffed with slow-cooked carnitas or carne asada — all delicious foods Pablo probably loved.
Love. The hipsters of Judd Apatow’s “Love” love some really hip food, so we’d recommend finding something as wacky and original as a ramen burger (literally a burger sandwiched between two firm buns MADE OF RAMEN) or as fresh and regenerative as a kale-avocado salad sprinkled with plump pomegranate seeds. Either way, you’ll be ready to rock a flannel and join the cast in no time.
Better Call Saul. The cuisine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Saul’s alter-ego Jimmy works, is a combination of classic American and Tex-Mex. That means it’s up to you whether you’d prefer a juicy bacon cheeseburger with crunchy steak fries, a platter of crispy tacos packed to overflowing with pollo asada, or even Heuvos Rancheros served in a warm corn tortilla and topped with black beans and salsa. It’s all fair game for Jimmy — and you.
Not sure which one of these binge-worthy shows to indulge in? Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too, with this brief quiz that will determine what Netflix original is most up your alley:
Question 1: What do you look for a in a vacation destination?
I don’t have time for vacations
Somewhere hip, where people ride bikes and wear flannels.
Anywhere I’m safe from the gangsters who’re trying to kill me.
Question 2: What’s your dream job?
President of the United States
Lead singer of an indie band
Question 3: What do you look for in a boyfriend/girlfriend?
Someone as ambitious as I am.
Someone as funny as I am.
Someone younger than me.
Someone as hip as I am.
Someone who’s up for committing petty crimes with me.
Question 4: What do you value most?
Being a nice person
Question 5: Of the following foods, which is your favourite?
Southern-style BBQ ribs
Colombian-style beans, rice, and chorizo
A double-bacon cheeseburger
Mostly As - you should watch House of Cards and indulge in Frank Underwood’s favourite BBQ ribs.
Mostly Bs - you should watch Master of None and enjoy the fresh-made pasta Dev loves so much.
Mostly Cs - you should watch Narcos and eat like Pablo with some Latin American food.
Mostly Ds - you should watch Love and eat something hip, preferably with kale, quinoa or avocado.
Mostly Es - you should watch Better Call Saul and chow down on Albuquerque's famous Tex-Mex specialties, from bacon cheeseburgers to pork-stuffed burritos.
Now that you know what to binge-watch, you’ll need some food to fuel your marathon Netflix session. We can help out there, too
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foodora was launched in Germany in October 2014, backed by Rocket Internet in April 2015 and merged with Delivery Hero in September 2015. The on-demand delivery service currently connects high-quality restaurants and foodies in over 10 countries and is changing the way food delivery is viewed and experienced globally.
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Through the foodora website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their postal code and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place the order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodora's secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodora logistics team and delivered to their doorstep in around 30 minutes.
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foodora was launched in Germany in October 2014, backed by Rocket Internet in April 2015 and merged with Delivery Hero in September 2015. The on-demand delivery service currently connects high-quality restaurants and foodies in 10 countries and is changing the way food delivery is viewed and experienced globally.
How it works
Through the foodora website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their postal code and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place the order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodora’s secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodora logistics team and delivered to their doorstep in around 30 minutes.