Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tickets Available NOW for Broadway Danny Rose Class - 11/6!

Time: Saturday, November 6 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Central Market North, 4001 North Lamar, Austin, TX

In my Second Chef du Cinema class, I will discuss the Woody Allen Classic “Broadway Danny Rose”, while preparing an authentic New York style deli meal:

Homemade Corned Beef on Rye with Cole Slaw;
Aunt Syd’s Kosher Garlic Dill Pickles;
Potato Latkes with Sour Cream & Apple Sauce; and
New York Cheesecake.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

TV Bites: Mad Max

Australian Beef & Mushroom Pies

It's the end of September here in Austin and that means one thing -- FANTASTIC FEST!!! So, I'm going deep for the next week watching films and to tie in with it, I decided to go with one of the great genre action films of all time, a film that redefined and reinvigorated the genre.

Monday, September 13, 2010

TV Bites: Wait Until Dark

Audrey Hepburn's Raisin Bran Muffins

So, I bet you all thought I was going feature Roman Holiday for my Hepburn Month. You know Hepburn-Hepburn, Holiday-Roman Holiday, obvious-obvious. But really to be quite honest, I can’t stand Roman Holiday. Just don’t get Gregory Peck at all. But the real genesis for planning this double Hepburn bill was that I was looking at TCM’s schedule for late September and when I saw it listed, I immediately thought, “Gee, I haven’t seen Wait Until Dark in years." I then proceeded to search around to see if Audrey Hepburn had any recipes of her own and, lo and behold, I found a mess of them.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

movies I will not do classes on.... part deux

Right from the beginning, I decided there were films that were just too obvious to be included in my adventure. I listed them here. Now check out this new book which was unleashed last month and compare the list of movies they DID do to my list in that post. Sure these guys got a book, but I'm sticking by my premise of avoiding such movies -- Because if it's too easy, then I'm bored. And you don't want me to be bored, now do you?

Cooking Session with Classic Movie Stars....

just a bit of YouTube fluff featuring clips from old movies (featuring both hepburns) showing off their skills (or lack their of) in the kitchen. cute. Thank my new friends at FilmFood for discovering it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

TV Bites: Holiday

Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

This is one where I found the recipe first and then chose the movie. There are just so many great Kate Hepburn movies, but the trio of comedies she made with Cary Grant: Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, and The Philadelphia Story, are my favorites. So which to pick? It wasn’t hard. Both Baby & Philadelphia Story I think are more popular, while Holiday is the often overlooked as neglected middle-child. But what I really love about this film, besides Grant & Hepburn, the script, the acrobatics (both physical and verbal - check out this analysis of Grant's backflip), is because from the first time I saw it I’ve wished I could be friends with Edward Everett Horton & Binnie Barnes’ characters. I would love to spend a night playing gin rummy in their flat, to say nothing of going on a transatlantic journey to France with them. It’s that simple....