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The Reluctant Cook: Cutting a Chiffonade of Basil

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August 13, 2015

As evidence of the video below, my knife skills are a bit lackluster, and the Chef’s videotaping needs a lot of work too. However, the Chef was giving me instruction on how to cut basil for our dinner last night and he videotaped me using a technique called chiffonade. That’s just a fancy little French… Read More ›

Nine for IX

Shortly after Marion Bartoli won the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Saturday – arguably the most prestigious event in the sport – BBC Radio 5 commentator John Inverdale asked:   Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little, ‘you’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a Sharapova, so you have… Read More ›

The magic of Hanks and Disney

The Disney empire and Tom Hanks are teaming up again with a movie project called “Saving Mr. Banks” which traces Walt’s prolonged efforts to gain the rights to adapt “Mary Poppins” from author P.L. Travers. The movie with Hanks playing Walt Disney, highlights their 1961 head-bumping collaboration during the film’s pre-production. This is only the… Read More ›

Documentary standout at Sundance

After premiering at Sundance ’13, the documentary, “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” has been picked up by The Weinstein Co. for distribution in theaters this summer. The highly acclaimed movie profiles six singers who perform in the shadows of stars such as Bruce Springstein, the Rolling Stones and Bette Midler. Producer Harvey Weinstein is quoted as… Read More ›

Where’s the comment option?

It appears I overlooked, while setting up my profile, a comment option. Please visit and direct your attention to a video I posted from the creators of Soul Pancake. https://300wordlimit.com/comments/

Movie fans, what do you think of the Oscar nominations?

The 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning. I still have time to check out the Best Movie nominations I haven’t seen yet, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour and Les Misérables, before the February 24 broadcast. Here’s a list of the nominees: Best Motion Picture Beasts of the Southern Wild Silver Linings Playbook Zero… Read More ›

Beasts of the Southern Wild snubbed by Golden Globes

Let the award season begin with the first of the movie industry’s acclamations, the 70th Golden Globes Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Lincoln came up big with seven Golden Globe nominations. Steven Spielberg’s historical drama topped all films with seven nods, including ones for Best Motion Picture Drama and stars Daniel Day-Lewis… Read More ›

Grab a bucket of popcorn and let’s watch a movie

Want to watch a movie at home this weekend? Here’s a look at seven that are now out on DVD. I highly recommend Beasts of the Wild and The Way. Samsara Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they… Read More ›

Miss Representation – Sundance Film

Watch and let’s discuss changing the landscape of media. “You can’t be what you can’t see.” — Marie Wilson, Founding President, The White House Project The documentary Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. It will re-air Dec. 9th at 2/1 CT…. Read More ›

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