Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Oprah, Steven, and the The Hundred Foot Journey


Oprah and Steven Spielberg are teaming up again years after The Color Purple, in a movie about family, dreams -- and food.

Can't wait to see this film, if for no other reason, just to get a look at Helen Mirren's magic as chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant.

Read more about this upcoming movie based on the novel of the same name by Richard C. Morais here

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Finally...A Blog I Can Wrap My Head Around

It's called Food As A Lens: Traditions, Systems, Campaigns, and Movements for, About, and Involving Food. Love it. (Love its fried chicken recipe too.)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

How To Eat


 

If you love British comedy (like I do, yes…I do, and what of it?), you'll love this vintage clip of Do Not Adjust Your Set, featuring Eric Idle before his Monty Python days. 
British comedians REALLY worked messy and hard back then.

Watch:

Friday, August 09, 2013

Up On The Roof




Here in NYC, it's a growing trend. From an after work gathering spot, to a cozy night out for two.

The Monarch, my favorite rooftop watering hole just recently opened in June 2013.

Read more about some of the best bars with a spectacular view of the New York skyline here

Friday, June 14, 2013

Salad's Undressing

So, did Kraft's "Let's Get Zesty"ad campaign aimed at promoting its Zesty Italian Dressing and featuring a male model, barely covered by his picnic blanket go a little too far ? You be the judge.

All I know is...ahem... cough, cough...that there's gotta be a cucumber in that salad, somewhere.

Anyway, it's summer, folks.   Hot dogs are on the grill. ;-)
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dine Like Gatsby

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Went to see Leonardo Di Caprio's excellent performance as Jay Gatsby in the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's, THE GREAT GATSBY. I'd also like to mention that I totally bought Tobey Maguire's performance as the story's narrator Nick Carraway. (I have to admit that after seeing Sam Waterson in the role of Nick years earlier -- I was slightly skeptical.)

But when answering the literary food question of : What would be on the standard champagne sparkling menu at the grand Gatsby mansion on West Egg, Long Island in the year 1925, I really think the best answer would be found here: http://www.mercurynews.com/food-wine/ci_23133162/literary-food-what-would-great-gatsby-serve

And please go see this movie. I saw it in 3D. And minus the gratuitous 21st century rap music (which I sort of didn't get)... I loved it.