Category Archives: Side Dish

Advent: Day 20

The Film: Comme une image [Look At Me] A  likeable film about unlikeable characters, you will never see another story like this. At the center is one man — a famous writer, a father and husband, a womanizer, a self-centered … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 19

The Film: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis [Welcome to the Sticks] When heavy action and teary dramas don’t sit right. When romance and thrillers fail to please. Comedy is the best medicine. This year there were comedies about death, r-rated box-office hits, … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 14

The Film: La doublure [The Valet] Daniel Auteuil, Virginie Ledoyen, Dany Boon, and Gad Elmaleh have been mentioned in previous parts of this series but the writer/director of this film has not. Francis Verber is one of the most prolific … Continue reading

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Christmas Leftovers

Leftover green onions and spring-roll wrappers from the crab rangoon I made on Christmas Eve, have switched countries, but not continents. Somosas Onion, potato, garlic, frozen peas, green onion and curry powder sautéed until softened, then mixed with a small … Continue reading

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Never Fail

For me, quality storytelling is when I’m able to realize the writers are steps ahead of me, giving the characters what not what they want but what they need, so I can just sit back and watch it all unfold … Continue reading

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Recipe From Necessity

Eggplant. I’ll admit it, I absolutely hated eggplant. Until I had it fried, lightly breaded with the Arabic spice mix za’atar. Now I’m always looking for excuses to make the dish. With the change in temperature all the eggplant from … Continue reading

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