Sunday, June 26, 2011
Location: Central Market North, 4001 North Lamar, Austin, TX
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For my seventh Chef du Cinema class I'll be demonstrating a palate-pleasing Jamaican meal paired with the 1973 classic The Harder They Come. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as an aspiring young singer who leaves his village for the city, hoping to make a name for himself. But soon he finds himself robbed and in the clutches of a corrupt music producer. He turns outlaw, and winds up topping both the pop music charts and the police most-wanted list. This gritty, groundbreaking film - and its timeless soundtrack - introduced Reggae music to America and the world. After the cooking demonstration, we’ll watch the movie and enjoy the meal.
Hot Pepper Shrimp
Baked Yams with Sweet Onions & Ginger
Caribbean Cole Slaw
Gizzada (Spiced Sweet Coconut Tart)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts
You know that game people play where you are asked to pick six (or whatever number) people to a dinner party whom would you choose? Here's one answer I'd pick: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, and Fred Willard. Of course, Ms. O'Hara would be sitting to my right, thank you.
I once had the pleasure of sort-of meeting Mr. McKean - I say sort of, because it was backstage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers/Meat Puppets show and McKean was invited to introduce the Peppers as David St. Hubbins. He was done up with the hair and outfit from his Spinal Tap persona and maintained the character even backstage, so when I met him, I actually met Mr. St. Hubbins, not Mr. McKean. I met Mr. Shearer several times when I lived in Los Angeles, including once being on air with him, when he used to open the phones to callers on his radio show, Le Show. But lady and gentlemen - dinner invitations are open to all six of you and just give me a couple of hours to whip up some food and you're all welcome to come over.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Pear-Apple Chutney w/Goat Cheese on Toasted Naan
Karahi Chicken w/ Tomatoes and Chiles
Once again, a great class. I'd like to thank everyone who came out and the staff at Central Market for their awesome work. After three classes in a row, I'm taking a litte summer break - though I'll be continuing to post on the blog. Next class will be on August 11 - The Harder They Come with a Jamaican menu. Stay tuned for tickets.
I feel very lucky to have gotten to see this film shortly before it was released at a screening during the Austin Film Festival. This was before all the hype, all the nominations, and all the pundits got to it. I was sitting with an old friend who teaches screenwriting at USC. I hadn't seen him for about 15 years and we didn't have much time to catch up before the movie began other than the usual recounting of our successes and missteps and in general being slightly wistful about our lives.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
who is this chef du cinema?
My name is Ron Deutsch. I am a filmmaker, cook, journalist, author, and general gadabout. This blog is an extension of my "Chef du Cinema" classes. Students learn to prepare a four-course menu which relates to the movie we will show after the demonstration... then, we eat and watch. For a quick summary of what this is & how to make sense of it all, click to this post.
Discover new movies and recipes, or revisit films or dishes you've loved. Make your own dinner & a movie party or an intimate night at home. It's your adventure too. I look forward to hearing from you....
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