FIRST LOOK: The ‘Angry Birds’ Movie

Rovio and Sony Pictures Animation unveiled the first photo of ‘Angry Birds,’ showcasing (from left to right) ‘Frozen‘ star Josh Gad as the speedster Chuck, Jason Sudeikis as Red, “a bird with a temper problem,” and ‘Eastbound & Down‘ funnyman Danny McBride as Bomb, the volatile one of the group.

In addition, ‘SNL‘ vet Bill Hader will portray one of the villainous piggies, Maya Rudolph will voice a character named Matilda, and ‘Game of Thrones” own Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage, will play the legendary Mighty Eagle. Keegan-Michael Key of ‘Key & Peele,’ ‘SNL’ star Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale of ‘Veep‘ and ‘Arrested Development,’ Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, ‘22 Jump Street‘ standout Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks of ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ Grammy nominee Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla (known as Smosh) also join in supporting roles.


Bedford Cheese: The Art of the Cheeseplate


This Saturday, October 4th, there’s a great class happening at Bedford Cheese Shop’s Manhattan location, led by one of France’s top affineurs, Rodolphe Le Meunier: 

The Art of the Cheeseplate with Rodolphe le Meunier

Saturday, October 4th, 6pm

World-renowned French affineur (aka, cheese ager) Rodolphe le Meunier will be visiting the Homestead to spotlight the essential elements of a French cheeseplate. Meunier has years of expertise (he is a fifth generation cheese professional) and the highest honors given within profession by the French government. He’ll review the history of French cheese prodution as well as the newest trends in dairy production while tasting through the myriad (and delicious!) aspects of putting together a cheese plate.

Get your tickets now! 

(Note: Le Meunier is the man responsible for bringing the Couronne de Touraine to America, which was the inspiration for my own couronne-shaped experiments. I first tasted it a few years ago in Strasbourg, France, at the Cloche A Fromage restaurant.)