Global After School Care Market 2020 Segmentation, Demand, Growth, Trend, Opportunity and Forecast to 2025

“After School Care – Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Manufacturers and Analysis of Top Key Players to 2025”

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, November 18, 2020 / — Updated Research Report of After School Care Market 2020-2025:


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COVID-19, the disease it causes, surfaced in late 2019, and now had become a full-blown crisis worldwide. Over fifty key countries had declared a national emergency to combat coronavirus. With cases spreading, and the epicentre of the outbreak shifting to Europe, North America, India and Latin America, life in these regions has been upended the way it had been in Asia earlier in the developing crisis. As the coronavirus pandemic has worsened, the entertainment industry has been upended along with most every other facet of life. As experts work toward a better understanding, the world shudders in fear of the unknown, a worry that has rocked global financial markets, leading to daily volatility in the U.S. stock markets.

According to this latest study, the 2020 growth of After School Care will have significant change from previous year. By the most conservative estimates of global After School Care market size (most likely outcome) will be a year-over-year revenue growth rate of XX% in 2020, from US$ xx million in 2019. We give this scenario a XX% probability, where under the scenario the supply chain will start to recover and quarantines and travel bans will ease, over the Q2. Longer-term, the effect of COVID-19 will be felt throughout the year with some degree of harm done by the virus. Over the next five years the After School Care market will register a XX% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ XX million by 2025.

This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of After School Care market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries.

This study specially analyses the impact of Covid-19 outbreak on the After School Care, covering the supply chain analysis, impact assessment to the After School Care market size growth rate in several scenarios, and the measures to be undertaken by After School Care companies in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Segmentation by project type: breakdown data from 2015 to 2020 in Section 2.3; and forecast to 2025 in section 10.7.
Art and Crafts
Music and Dance
Imaginative Play

Segmentation by application: breakdown data from 2015 to 2020, in Section 2.4; and forecast to 2025 in section 10.8.
Aged below 3 Years
Aged between 3 and 6 Years

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This report also splits the market by region: Breakdown data in Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
United States
Southeast Asia
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
GCC Countries

The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/manufacturers in the market. The key manufacturers covered in this report: Breakdown data in in Chapter 3.
Zein International
Camp Australia
Bright Horizo​​ns
Junior Adventures
BlueFit Kids

In addition, this report discusses the key drivers influencing market growth, opportunities, the challenges and the risks faced by key players and the market as a whole. It also analyzes key emerging trends and their impact on present and future development.

Research objectives
To study and analyze the global After School Care market size by key regions/countries, project type and application, history data from 2015 to 2019, and forecast to 2025.
To understand the structure of After School Care market by identifying its various subsegments.
Focuses on the key global After School Care players, to define, describe and analyze the value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.
To analyze the After School Care with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.
To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).
To project the size of After School Care submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).

Key questions answered in the report:
What will the market growth rate of After School Care market in 2025?
What are the key factors driving the global After School Care market?
What are sales, revenue, and price analysis of top manufacturers of After School Care market?
Who are the distributors, traders and dealers of After School Care market?
Who are the key manufacturers in After School Care market space?
What are the After School Care market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global After School Care market?
What are sales, revenue, and price analysis by types and applications of After School Care market?
What are sales, revenue, and price analysis by regions of After School Care market?
What are the market opportunities, market risk and market overview of the After School Care market?

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Major Key Points in Table of Content

1 Scope of the Report

2 Executive Summary

3 Global After School Care by Company

4 After School Care by Regions

5 Americas


7 Europe

8 Middle East & Africa

9 Market


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Newly-Launched Gooroo Courses asks, "Why shouldn't the pandemic give way to tremendous personal potential for people?"

We have over 1,000 courses that our subscribers have access to anywhere, anytime. ”

— Scott Lee, CEO & Founder

NEW YORK, NY, US, November 17, 2020 / — Newly-launched and changing the face of idle time, Gooroo Courses comes to the rescue. The subscription-based platform has cracked the code in promoting curiosity and amplifying self-improvement.They make on-demand education approachable. How so? For under $10 a month, pros, enthusiasts, educators, and specialists show up virtually to offer expertise via curated video content on almost everything under the sun. Want to speak conversational Arabic or write a musical? How about learning how to play the guitar or master Barre? After all, kings shouldn't always get the jump on rooks when mad chess skills are one click away. Welcome to personal development at your fingertips. Welcome to Gooroo Courses.

With new content added weekly, subscribers can connect with their instructors for a one-on-one experience in real-time or go it alone with pre-recorded content. Bite-sized or a bit more in-depth, courses range in length from as little as eight minutes to just under an hour. With diversity at the fore, instructors hail from all parts of the world, making high-quality content available on everything from sustainable cooking to the SUNY application. Gooroo Courses ticks all the boxes, ranging from academics and personal development to lifestyle topics like art, health, wellness, and religion.

Scott Lee, the CEO and Founder of Gooroo, said, "We have over 1,000 courses that our subscribers have access to anywhere, anytime. We think of it as the perfect solution to the ever-growing problem of isolation in what has become a COVID-induced existence. Whether you use Gooroo Courses to supplement what has become an overall fractured schooling experience or you use them for individualized development, we're on point to meet that need. Our main platform has addressed personalized tutor matching since 2015, so our system is a proven success. Now, we take what we do best to a broader market at a time where we can all use it most."

For every purchased subscription, Gooroo donates an additional subscription to a family in need in an underserved community. With an eye on education for all, the company's mission is simple. Gooroo wants to make learning engaging and accessible to everyone, so their potential is supported and their dreams are realized in an enjoyable way.

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Breakthrough Sushi Celebrating 9th Year in Business

A company known as the San Francisco Bay area's no. 1 team building, private and public sushi-making classes, has reached a new milestone.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2020 / — According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) (, 80 percent of all businesses fail within five years of opening its doors. But thanks to hard work, dedication, and a commitment to customer service, representatives with Breakthrough Sushi announced today that it is celebrating nine years in business.

“We consider it an honor and privilege to serve our customers for the past nine years,” said Breakthrough Sushi Founder Kaz Matsune.

The company’s new milestone comes on the heels of Breakthrough Sushi gift cards now being available for purchase. There are a variety of available gift cards ( to choose from, including: Sashimi, Holiday, Tools, and California Roll.

The gift cards, Matsune said, are good for any of its public sushi classes.

“For multiple gift card purchases, please enter the appropriate amount,” Matsune explained, before adding, “To register for the class, email us at: info(at) with your name.”

The availability of Breakthrough Sushi’s gift cards could prove to have perfect timing due to the fact that people can now discover how fun it is to make sushi by taking Breakthrough Sushi’s online sushi-making classes.

Matsune explained that when it comes to making sushi, there are a variety of questions most people have. Some of the most common questions include: What kind of rice should you use to make sushi rice? How should you cut cucumber for your California roll? Should you use the freshest fish to make your sushi? Why do you find cooking sushi rice to be such a mystery?

"If you've ever wondered any of these questions, our Online Sushi Making Classes can help give you the answers you've been searching for," said Matsune, who has been teaching the sushi class since 2008.

Tickets ( for the class can be purchased via Eventbrite. The class comes with a digital recipe, and sushi kits are delivered to the individual's home or office in California at no additional fee. Individuals can also choose to pick up the kit at the warehouse located in the Bayview area in San Francisco. For class participants located outside of California, there is a small shipping fee based on the delivery address.

Matsune went on to reveal that in the class, participants will learn how to handle sushi rice so that they can make beautiful rolls like a Rainbow roll. Participants will also learn some sushi knife techniques and the reasons why. In addition, participants will learn some science behind the sushi, which will help solve the mystery behind cooking rice.

"Order the Sushi Kit and make sushi while attending this live streaming online class," Matsune said.

The kit contains all the ingredients, including fish, to make sushi as participants watch the class.

As for how people rate the class now that it is available online, one participant identified as Celi L. of San Bruno, California, described it on Yelp as a great experience.

"Due to COVID-19, our class was online via Zoom," she wrote. "I was unsure how it would go, but everything worked out just fine. Pre-ordering the packages ahead of time was a huge help. It had everything that we needed and some. We had a great time and will be back to do it again."

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About Breakthrough Sushi

Founded in 2012, Breakthrough Sushi is the one-and-only organic and sustainable team building and private sushi classes, live sushi bar, and catering in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Kaz Matsune

100 Pine Street
Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Phone: 415.373.1023

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People with Parkinson’s Disease Discuss Ways They Cope with Their Disease

How do you take your mind off Parkinson’s disease?

We asked people with Parkinson's disease, "What do you do to take your mind of Parkinson’s disease?" Here's what they said.

There’s no question Parkinson’s disease brings many challenges for people. We are also immensely interested in how people with Parkinson’s cope with their disease on a daily basis. ”

— Brett Walker

AMERICAN FORK, UTAH, US, November 17, 2020 / — PhotoPharmics recently learned the depth and breadth of ways people with Parkinson’s cope with the devastating disease when they asked a large group of them a simple question: What do you do to take your mind of Parkinson’s disease?

There were over 400 responses, and each response was put into one of eight different categories: physical and mental distractions, entertainment, exercise and sports, family and friends, games and puzzles, hobbies and leisure, religion and spirituality, work, and holistic or natural solutions. The answers were insightful, varied and oftentimes inspiring. They offer a fascinating view of what it could be like inside the world of a unique and fiercely strong group of people. The most popular category was hobbies and leisure, which captured about 28 percent of the responses. Those in this group enjoy things like gardening, painting, writing and sewing.

“I try to keep myself busy,” said Mary Beth Longdon, who pinpointed cooking as a hobby she loves. “I love to cook, although it’s nothing complicated anymore. The pain is worth the pleasure so far.”

One respondent named Lisa said her collections help distract her from Parkinson’s. “I collect antique buttons,” she said. “Sorting them helps me relax.”

Another popular category was exercise. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, exercise is “a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms.”

51 responses, or 13 percent, mentioned sports and exercise as a way to distract from Parkinson’s disease. Responses included things like golf, boxing, swimming, hiking, stationary bikes and more.

Lauri Ohleger mentioned several ways she stays active: “Ride bikes, hiking, the gym, boxing; staying active in both mind and body!”

Here’s the full breakdown of responses:

– Hobbies and leisure: 32 percent. People listed many different hobbies like gardening, painting and collections.
– Entertainment: 15 percent. Entertainment includes movies, television, music and books.
– Exercise/sports: 14 percent. The second-most popular category for responses.
– Games and puzzles: 8 percent. Things like jigsaw puzzles and card games were popular responses.
– Work: 8 percent. Some people with Parkinson’s found work a pleasant distraction.
– Physical and mental distractions: 7 percent. These responses included things like alcohol and other depressants, as well as scrolling through social media.
– Family and friends: 7 percent. These respondents found comfort being with loved ones.
– Religion/spirituality: 5 percent. Prayers, meditation and ministering were the popular responses in this category.
– Natural/holistic solutions: 3 percent. This category includes things like massage and other natural therapies.

“There’s no question Parkinson’s disease brings many challenges for people,” said Brett Walker, a spokesperson for PhotoPharmics. “And while PhotoPharmics is heavily invested in using phototherapy to treat it, we are also immensely interested in how people with Parkinson’s cope with their disease on a daily basis. Gathering information like this, however informal, gives us a glimpse into the lives of a group of people about whom we care a great deal.”

The neurodegenerative disease manifests itself in dozens of different ways, including physical (or motor) symptoms, like stiffness, rigidity and an involuntary tremor; and non-motor symptoms, like depression, delusions and anxiety.

But the resiliency and determination of people with Parkinson’s cannot be understated. These courageous men and women, “warriors” as they like to call themselves, face their condition every day and choose to fight.

Perhaps their attitude can best be summed-up by one respondent who simply said, “I get busy and dare Parkinson’s to keep up.”

About PhotoPharmics

PhotoPharmics is a privately held, clinical-stage medical device company developing next-generation treatments for treating neurodegenerative disorders through the eyes. Company founders have 30+ years of research and experience in this field. They previously developed specialized light solutions now widely used to regulate circadian rhythms in seasonal affective disorder, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression (acquired by Philips-Respironics in 2007).

Drawing from research and recent trials, PhotoPharmics is developing applications of specialized light across several neurodegenerative diseases. The company aims to make a clinically meaningful difference in patients’ lives by delivering safe and effective non-invasive treatments. Investor inquiries are welcomed. Learn more at

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Stockton University and NJCBA Partner as Platinum Sponsors at Cannabis Industrial Marketplace December Virtual B2B Expo

CLIO, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2020 / — Cannabis Industrial Marketplace announces the addition of both the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association and Stockton University to the Largest Virtual Cannabusiness Expo of 2020! They are taking their annual New Jersey Cannabis Career Fair and Business Expo virtual! Join us Dec 9-10, 2020.

The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) promotes jobs and growth in a sustainable and responsible cannabis industry in the Garden State. They lobby for legislative and regulatory changes to support this goal; and sponsor a variety of events each year to educate the NJ public about cannabis and to provide networking opportunities to local cannabis entrepreneurs.

Stockton University offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Cannabis Studies that provides students with a foundation in the burgeoning cannabis industry. It also offers an on-line Cannabis Studies Certificate program. This certificate was developed to address a growing demand by people interested in entering the Cannabis industry, either as growers, as medical cannabis providers, or as individuals involved with business and/or legal aspects of the industry.

December 9th’s seminar track, Session Room 3 – “Opportunities and Challenges in the Cannabis Industry” include speakers and panel discussions presented by policymakers, business leaders and experts in their fields. Legislators and activists from New Jersey and Illinois will discuss adult cannabis legalization and how to achieve social equity in state law implementation. National experts will share their knowledge about the hemp industry, cannabis insurance, cannabis edibles and medical cannabis. There will also be a cooking demonstration and question and answer session with culinary experts and educators.

“This is a chance to showcase how academia is responding to the new cannabis economy. In the world we find ourselves in today, people are looking for ways to earn and educate themselves from home. I am personally very proud to see a University from my home state lead this evolution in academic affairs and standard-setting in our nascent industry. I can’t wait to see what offerings they unveil at the show.” – David Serrano, Co-Founder of Harvest 360.

The career fair and business expo pavilion will include 20+ booths of leading Northeast cannabis and cannabis related companies looking to fill positions and/or network. Have your digital resume prepared and be ready to speed interview with companies looking to fill positions in the industry.

“We are excited to have them join us for this event, both are great organizations that support the maturing industry in New Jersey, and their “Opportunities and Challenges in the Cannabis Industry” seminar sessions look fantastic” said Jen Wynn, VP of Expos for Cannabis Industrial Marketplace.

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6 Best Tips for Starting a Plant-Based Diet According to Denny Waxman

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Denny Waxman, a global macrobiotic expert, offers key take-away tips for a healthy diet

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, November 16, 2020 / — Denny Waxman, the internationally acclaimed teacher, counselor, and writer in the fields of health, natural healing, and macrobiotics, unveils his six best tips for starting a plant-based diet.

“Macrobiotics is a way of life. The newly-found vitality will transform your body, mind, and spirit to radiate positive energy, making the world around you a better place,” said Waxman.

Drawing from macrobiotic principles, Waxman argues that following a plant-based diet is easier than expected and can be molded around people’s different lifestyles. Waxman’s tips are:

1. Start by adding healthy meals to your diet rather than giving up foods.
Transitioning into a new diet can be difficult, and it is critical to do it at your own pace. Denny recommends to adjust slowly and begin with one healthy macrobiotic meal per day or week. Do not stress yourself out by changing too fast. Instead, gradually introduce the dishes for a positive experience.

2. Choose a cuisine you enjoy eating – like Asian, Indian or Mediterranean – and learn or adapt macrobiotic recipes.
Macrobiotics is based on common foods, traditions, and practices from around the world that promote longevity. Therefore, any cuisine can follow the simple guidelines of the macrobiotic diet.

3. Begin with simple recipes and cooking techniques.
It can be overwhelming to just start making home cooked meals especially in the busyness of life. That is why it is essential to create simple meals. Choose recipes with simple and few ingredients. This way you can quickly and easily get a meal on the table or pack it up to go.

4. Watch cooking videos to let your visionary senses take in how vegan chefs prepare delicious healthy meals.
Cooking is learned visually. You simply cannot get the details you need from reading a book of recipes.

5. Lifestyle is just as important as diet. For example, take a walk, use the stairs, or do yoga exercises.
One of the core values of macrobiotics, is becoming active. Whether it be taking a 30-minute walk or an hour of yoga, it fosters better mental health and higher levels of confidence. It also brings about physical benefits, such as reducing one’s risks of cancer, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.

6. Make it an adventure. Try new things in your diet and lifestyle.
Macrobiotics has been misinterpreted and misconstrued in the past as a diet that is rigid and restrictive. However, that isn’t true. In order to continue to create health and be happy, you have to incorporate adventure and creativity into your life.
These tips come following decades of dedicated research and studies that – today more than ever – respond to society’s ever-growing quest to lead a healthy lifestyle.

“If you are one who is seeking help now to stabilize, support, or invigorate your health toward its very best state, feel welcome to reach out to me. We can talk about whether macrobiotics could be a path for you or what a personalized consultation would be like for you,” said Waxman.
Anyone interested in a macrobiotic counseling session with Denny Waxman can book directly at

About Denny Waxman
Since the 1960s, founder Denny Waxman has been dedicated to educating people on the benefits of a macrobiotic diet through courses, programs, and events, bringing together lifestyle practices that are relevant to America’s modern-day wants and needs. Founder of Essene Market & Café and Strengthening Health Institute, Waxman is best known for guiding Dr. Anthony Sattilaro – the CEO of Philadelphia's Methodist Hospital – in his full recovery from prostate cancer. More information can be found at

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Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival A Global Gastronomic Experience

Vicky Cheng of VEA Restaurant & Lounge

Shane Osborn of Arcane and Cornerstone

James Suckling, internationally-acclaimed critic

Shirley Kwok, founder of vegan bakery The Cakery

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival has been one of the most popular events among locals and tourists alike since its inception over a decade ago.”

— HKTB Chairman Dr. Y. K. Pang

CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG, November 13, 2020 / — Hong Kong’s can-do spirit and love of life have not been dampened in any way by the pandemic, and this shows in the production of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival that will run from November 11 until December 15, 2020.

Normally an in-person event, as was most events in the past around the world, the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), has creatively planned to go ahead with an “online + offline” format for the first time. This will give audiences at home and abroad a new gastronomic experience not bound by time and geographical constraints.

The Festival will offer exciting online experiences, including an Online Wine Cellar featuring rare varietals and special offers, and live-streamed cooking and wine-tasting masterclasses on a one-stop online platform. There will be cook-along classes and live demos from Michelin-starred chefs, wine tastings with renowned sommeliers, beer pairing with local brewers, and more.

HKTB Chairman Dr. Y. K. Pang explained the strategic move: “The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival has been one of the most popular events among locals and tourists alike since its inception over a decade ago. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak this year, we hope people can continue to enjoy Hong Kong’s unique dining culture while providing business opportunities for the local F&B sector amidst this challenging economic climate. Organizing the Festival virtually allows us to achieve both objectives without compromising public health and safety.”


For global audiences, the highlight of the event is a diverse series of 34 online masterclasses that viewers can enjoy complimentary of charge. The masterclasses will be live-streamed on for three consecutive Saturdays and Sundays from November 21 to December 6 and then made available for on-demand viewings as well. They cover a wide range of topics from wine and spirits trends to fine dining, healthy eating, and the art of food plating. Offline experiences for local consumers include special deals and gastronomic events offered by hundreds of dining outlets across Hong Kong to enjoy.


For an authentic taste of Hong Kong, at-home chefs can livestream a variety of cook-along classes and expand their quarantine cookbooks. Executive Chef Adam Wong of Forum restaurant will instruct viewers how to make his Hong Kong-style fried rice Ah Yat Fried Rice that should not be missed. For those looking to hone their fine dining culinary skills in the kitchen, live demonstrations by celebrated Hong Kong chefs such as two Michelin-starred Shane Osborn of Arcane and Cornerstone and Vicky Cheng of VEA Restaurant & Lounge are a great opportunity to watch and learn new tips and tricks.


Oenophiles and wine lovers alike can tune in to the wine talks by Hong Kong-based, internationally-acclaimed critic James Suckling and Master of Wine Debra Meiburg, who will share recommendations on the themes “New Wave Bordeaux” and “The Pacific West” respectively. Suckling will introduce three bottles of affordable new wine from Bordeaux.

“Hong Kong is one of the best wine cities in the world, ranking at the same level as London and New York,” Suckling said. “Hong Kong also remains the number one export market for Bordeaux wines. This year’s Festival is going to reach more people around the world, and I’m really looking forward to it.”


An all-lady line-up is featured on November 28. Themed Lady’s Talk, five influencers who are shaking up Hong Kong’s food and beverage scene will each host a masterclass to share a unique take on their own expertise. Shirley Kwok, founder of vegan bakery The Cakery, will lead a cook-along class in which viewers can make their own vegan and refined sugar-free Apple Pie. Head Chef Vicky Lau of TATE Dining Room will lead viewers through a live demonstration of how to make Crispy Egg with Mushroom Soup. Certified sake sommelier Jamie Lo, Asia-Pacific’s youngest Master of Wine Sarah Heller, and actress-turned-winemaker Bernice Liu will take participants through their own tastings of sake, champagne, and wine respectively.


“Although the HKTB’s mega events have been suspended for some time, we are drawing on our ingenuity and resources to optimize and adapt promotions against the backdrop of a pandemic,” said HKTB Chairman, Dr. Pang. “That’s why we have decided to resume the staging of mega events and adopt a new ‘online + offline’ format for the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2020. It is a new venture designed for the new normal in which we find ourselves. The HKTB is doing this to ensure people can join this annual event in spite of the pandemic and to help our hard-hit businesses to promote their products and open up new business opportunities in these challenging times.”

“Our objective is to continue giving the Hong Kong economy a boost and to send out a positive message to the world that Hong Kong’s can-do spirit and love of life have not been dampened in any way by the pandemic, and that we can use our innovation to stage our signature events while we prepare to welcome visitors back to our city,” added Dr. Pang.

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival was launched in 2009, after Hong Kong and Bordeaux signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Wine-related Business. The large-scale outdoor event quickly became the talk of the town and was dubbed one of the world’s top 10 international food and wine festivals by Forbes Traveler.

For more information about the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2020 and full program of the online masterclasses, please visit

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Barnes & Noble Announces 2020 Book of the Year Finalists

B&N's 2020 Book of the Year Finalists

Barnes & Noble’s 2020 Book of the Year Finalists

Booksellers Nominate Eight Titles to Compete for Book of the Year;

List Promotes Books Ignored by Online Algorithms

The Barnes & Noble Book of the Year asks of our booksellers which titles they are most proud to be selling. The result, as it was last year, is a wonderful expression of the art of bookselling.”

— Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 13, 2020 / — Barnes & Noble, Inc., with bookstores in every state across the United States, announced today the finalists for the second annual Barnes & Noble Book of the Year.

“For all booksellers, 2020 has been a tough year. Our craft remains as important as ever, to curate our bookstores imaginatively and to bring good books to readers. The Barnes & Noble Book of the Year asks of our booksellers which titles they are most proud to be selling. We make no other qualification. The result, as it was last year, is a wonderful expression of the art of bookselling,” said CEO James Daunt. “There is flair and imagination in the choices, ranging from timely novels to the quirky eccentricity inspired by Wes Anderson, by way of memoir, exquisite cooking, a stunning celebration of the natural world and a YA title of visceral power addressing racism in America. Many of these titles have been neglected by the algorithms of online. This is bookselling of the highest caliber.”

The Book of the Year nominees can be found in all Barnes & Noble bookstores around the country and on Booksellers will vote next for the winner which will be announced in early December.

Last year’s winner was "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse," a heartwarming modern fable by illustrator Charlie Mackesy. This book became the surprise bestseller of 2019 as a direct result of its choice by Barnes & Noble booksellers to be their Book of the Year. It went on to sell over 775,000 copies in the U.S.

The 2020 Book of the Year finalists are:

"Accidentally Wes Anderson" by Wally Koval
“Accidentally Wes Anderson is a visual tour de force that perfectly embodies filmmaker Wes Anderson’s uniquely crafted aesthetic.”
— Bookseller Halee Burris, Murfreesboro, TN

"Leave the World Behind" by Rumaan Alam
“A Brooklyn family leaves the city for a remote beach vacation—and gets much more than they bargained for. This apt reflection of our doomscrolling age confronts race, privilege and a slow-building threat that hovers (mostly!) just off the page. Leave the World Behind manages to shatter assumptions about both potential disaster and our responses to it.”
— Bookseller Amanda Couch, Atlanta, GA

"Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and Palate" by Lauren Ko
“Pieometry is truly a ‘berried’ treasure … With its equal parts art, cooking and puns, the book is an all-around balm for the soul.”
— Bookseller Kathleen Murphy, Saugus, MA

"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning" by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
“This book shines a light on the many forms of racist ideas. It will make you think about, identify, and stamp out racist thoughts — a timely, crucial and empowering exploration of racism and antiracism in America.”
— Bookseller Andrea J. Robbins, Walpole, MA

"Untamed" by Glennon Doyle
“Untamed is transcendent. A book that asks more of us by asking us to examine what we want and to stop feeling that we have to deny ourselves out of a misguided sense of obligation. Glennon Doyle manages to be, at turns, laugh-out-loud relatable and movingly profound. Buy a copy for every woman you care about and another for yourself.”
— Bookseller Rose Youndt, Philadelphia, PA

"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett
“The Vanishing Half is a powerful portrait of multigenerational women affected by the bonds of family and societal expectations—including the poison of racial micro-aggressions within communities and ourselves—as well as the diverging paths these women take for their future and for their families. This is a deeply enriching book that will sit with you long after you finish.”
— Bookseller Ashley McClintic, San Luis Obispo, CA

"Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times" by Katherine May
“When things don't go as planned in life, we search for meaning in books, nature, and the wisdom of others. Wintering is a philosophical journey of how Katherine May learned to cope with her sadness in a difficult time by embracing these challenges and finding comfort in the depth of beauty that life offers.”
— Bookseller Kelsey Foster, Glendale, CO

"World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
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Texas Mexican Food Doesn't Need Cultural Poachers

 Advertisement in San Antonio, Texas (Photo courtesy UTSA Special Collections Library)

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The "Comida Casera," home-cooking, of Texas Mexican American families, has been appropriated by commercial cultural poachers.

Can you have beauty without justice?”

— Adán Medrano

HOUSTON, TX, US, November 13, 2020 / — The comida casera, home-cooking, of Texas Mexican American families, has been appropriated by commercial cultural poachers who in the process harm both the cuisine and the community that created it. I use the term, “cultural poachers,” to describe people who pretend to represent the best of a cuisine but cannot ever do so because their actions divorce the cuisine from its culture. Harmful is an apt description of culinary cultural appropriation, and sinister when it hides behind the pretense of culinary auteurism.

An auteur endeavor is the cook’s rightful artistic exploration and it should be championed. It’s far different from what is simply brash and harmful poaching. How to tell the difference? Three measures can be used to do so, and they involve taking a wholistic view of cooking, to understand that all cooking has the power to affect social relationships, with political and economic consequences. The three measures are voice, agency and money.


Does the entry into another culture’s cuisine diminish or silence the voice of the original creators of that tradition? Especially in the case of indigenous Texas Mexican food, the comida casera  created and enjoyed by Mexican American families, the history is one of erasure and oppression. It’s been only the resistance and resilience of women cooks that have maintained the strength of the  home cooking in Mexican American kitchens of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.  The cuisine is indigenous, Native American, and it developed over hundreds of years, resisting and prevailing over conquest and colonization.

Over time the indigenous people and their cuisine became “Mexican,” their roots erased from history texts, in popular discourse and by official state decree.  In 1837 the Standing Committee on Indian Affairs of the Republic of Texas, in its report to President Sam Houston, declared that the Karankawa, Lipan and Tonkawa indigenous Texas people were to be considered “as part of the Mexican nation and no longer to be considered as a different People.” So the Texas Native Americans suddenly became Mexicans. It is cultural poaching when one enters another’s cultural sphere and the result is erasing their voice.

Destroying or silencing voices of the original creative cooks also harms the cuisine itself and our enjoyment of it.  One example is how we understand and use chile peppers in cooking. Poachers of Mexican cuisine have defined chiles according to the amount of capsaicin in the seeds and membranes. There’s even a Scoville scale that assigns a number to each type of chile, so one can select properly the type of chile needed for cooking. But that ignores the real way that chiles work in the cuisine.

The original voices of Mexican cooking will explain that chiles are used for taste, color, aroma and texture. Heat “es lo de menos,” that’s a lesser consideration after complexity, depth of flavor and appearance. Whose voices are you silencing?  That’s a good measure to determine poaching.


Agency is another consideration. As opposed to collaboration, poaching into another’s cuisine minimizes, even erases agency, the creative and intellectual ability of original artists. Indigenous Texas Mexican women created the dish we now call “chili.” They are the agents. But the credit is most often given to Texas cowboys with stories and legends that aggrandize them. Food poachers have erased the agency of indigenous women.


The third measure, money, involves capital. Texas native peoples were dispossessed of their lands and their economies of trade and travel were destroyed. Spaniards were the first to invade, then the French and later the Anglo immigrants landing on the eastern shores and migrating westward. Over the course of three hundred years the indigenous Mexican American community was deprived of capital and it is working capital that underpins the restaurant industry.
Cultural poachers who have access to capital grab the best of Texas Mexican dishes and turn them into a business that quickly overtakes the traditional small family-owned Mexican restaurants suffering the vestiges of historical capital deprivation. When taking another culture’s recipes and overtaking their market, food poachers cause economic harm. Not only that, but by doctoring traditional dishes with the more appealing and addictive ingredients of high fats, high salt and sugars, money-making becomes deadly.

Voice, agency and money are three measures that are always operating in the food industry, and the Mexican American community of Texas has been fighting with some success in a playing field that is historically stacked against them.  Cultural poachers need to get beyond their “auteur” argument, that chefs have the right to artistic freedom and therefore can act desultorily, any way they wish. That is not an artistic vision. There is an overriding value and vision that all artists must face:  Can you have beauty without justice?

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Lexington’s Crank & Boom Now Has Kentucky’s Finest Ice Cream for Local Delivery & Nationwide Shipping for the Holidays

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If you are looking for an unforgettable gift for customers, staff, or business prospects (or if you just have a big family and lots of friends), send them ice cream!”

— Toa Green, Owner, Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, USA, November 12, 2020 / — Searching for fun, unique, tasty, and totally Kentucky gift ideas to deliver some delicious joy to clients, employees, family, or friends this holiday season? Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream, which operates two award-winning locations in Lexington, is now offering nationwide shipping of its signature small-batch ice creams. Other house-made sweet treats, including cake pops, homemade flavored marshmallows, and hot chocolate mix are available for local pickup and delivery in Lexington, Kentucky.

If you are looking for an unforgettable gift for customers, staff, or business prospects (or if you just have a big family and lots of friends), send them ice cream! Order ice cream for nationwide shipping at For pricing and info on bulk orders, visit us at, or contact us at

With 18 signature flavors and seven non-dairy options to choose from, customers can mix-and-match six-packs of pints to fit any preference. From Bourbon & Honey and Salted Caramel to Kentucky Blackberry Buttermilk and Gooey Butter Cake, our ice cream is made from the best local and exotic ingredients and has earned local and national recognition from Southern Living, USA Today, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, The Cooking Channel, Taste of the South, Food & Wine, BuzzFeed, and Thrillist.

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About Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream
In 2011, Crank & Boom founders Toa and Mike Green were looking for a creative dessert to serve in their family’s Thai restaurant when they purchased a 2-quart ice cream machine and churned up the first batch of what would eventually become Kentucky’s most sought after small-batch ice cream. When their restaurant customers started showing up just for dessert, however, the couple decided to close the restaurant and go all-in on ice cream.

Today, Crank & Boom’s two locations in Lexington, KY serve up their signature line of ice cream, weekly small-batch flavors, homemade toppings and sauces, sundaes, and boozy ice cream cocktails. These ice cream flavors incorporate the bounty of Kentucky’s farms, orchards, breweries, and distilleries, as well as international ingredients like taro and black sesame in an homage to Toa’s Thai heritage, their team’s connection to the community, and the couple’s international travels.

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