Category: Winter

Film, Summer, Winter

Watching Olympic Films Online

With the news of Tokyo 2020’s postponement, we’re looking for ways to fill the void. Happily, the Olympic YouTube channel contains a playlist of 15 official films for our (free) viewing pleasure! This is a great resource for a selection of films, and can certainly assist you in following our discussions as we go through […]

Film, Winter

Jean-Claude Killy Builds a Highway

1992 was a particularly fascinating moment in time: in 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. In 1990 Germany was reunified. In 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed. Change was truly in the cold, crisp air of the French Alps. One Light, One World 1992104 MINUTESJoe Jay Jalbert,R. Douglas Copsey The XVI Winter Games at Albertville, France […]

Food, Winter

A French Discovery

And we are back in France again! It was an easy pick for recipes this time around, as I’d had my eye on both of these recipes for a while. It was an absolutely successful week of baking too—dieu merci! Now let’s get to it. Local Fare For local fare, I settled on a berry […]

Food, Winter

Northern Treats

LW: Canada! I was super excited when I realized Canada was next, as I really wanted to look into traditional Canadian desserts. Then after doing research, I wanted to eat all of them. I settled on trying my hand at Flapper Pie and learned something new … I really can’t eat egg whites. Fun lesson! […]

Film, Winter

The Vanguard of Winter Sport

The very first Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924 at the French resort of Chamonix. Amid the peaceful prosperity of the post-war years, leisure time had expanded. Winter sport had become a growing obsession, and in 1921 the IOC decided to formally recognize the cold-weather sports world. An inaugural “International Week of Winter Sport” […]

Food, Winter

Win Some, Lose Some

This week we’re traveling to France on the blog! Honestly this was a hard week to find a local recipe, because the things I would love to try to make (like pain au chocolat) are just not Liz-friendly and the things I can eat (like a chocolate soufflé) seemed a bit intimidating. But eventually I […]

Film, Winter

A Matter of Perspectives

In 1994 the Olympic Movement made a major change and shifted schedules, alternating between the Summer and Winter Games every two years. The small Norwegian village of Lillehammer was the host for this first staggered edition of the Winter Games, coming 24 months after Albertville, France had its own moment in the snow. Lillehammer ’94: […]

Food, Winter

A Winter Warmup

We had to have two fantastic recipes, since the Lillehammer Games were so much fun to watch. And we succeeded! A warming red wine glogg and a yummy coffee cake that’s perfect for Christmas morning are on the way! Local Fare This was supposed to be a very easy recipe experiment, as I’d found a […]

Film, Winter

The Angels Sing for Sailer

WHITE VERTIGO // CORTINA D’AMPEZZO 1956 White Vertigo 195696 minutes, colorDirected byGiorgio Ferroni The VII Olympic Winter Games at Cortina d’Ampezzo occupy a fascinating moment in the 20th Century. Postwar optimism and prosperity offered an opportunity for a lavish event, but without the bulging scale that would come later. There were a slew of firsts […]