First is the story of London 2012; or rather, the story of a selected group of first-time Olympians, a new, emotional and stylish approach to Olympic films.
London Bake is Falling Down
I’ve been waiting for us to cover the London 2012 games, because I desperately wanted to make Lyle’s Apple Pie Flapjack recipe.
Grit and Guts on Ice
In our ongoing review of Olympic films, we’ve begun to see some patterns emerge. And then there is Innsbruck 1976’s White Rock.
An Austrian Delight
In which we discover Kaiserschmarrn and a new flour, and we exploit our chocolate chip stockpile for cookie experiments.
Long Did They Wait
The Games of the XV Olympiad were held in Helsinki, Finland in the summer of 1952. It was a long-awaited festival: Helsinki had originally been selected to host the 1940 Games after the original host, Tokyo, withdrew due to Japan’s invasion of China. But the city never got to welcome the world in 1940, because, […]
A Finnish Lesson
We discover the joy of Lusikkaleivat—with a little dash of agony—as we celebrate Helsinki 1952. Plus the lightest muffins we’ve ever eaten!
Greenspan in Italy
Bud Greenspan’s Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory 200788 MINUTESBud Greenspan Torino 2006 marks the fourth Greenspan film we’ve watched, the first from the new century, and the penultimate outing in his collection of 10 films. His signature formula is familiar by now. This particular film has a somewhat peculiar provenance, however: it’s one of […]
Welcome Back to Italy!
We’ve returned to Italy and this time I’m making a sweet treat, because honestly who doesn’t need more yummy sweet treats right now? (Admittedly I did make risotto earlier this week, and actually had to look up the recipe on the blog. 🤦♀️) It also seemed like a great time to finish off some slightly […]
Watching Olympic Films in Digital Formats
As a follow-up to last week’s summary of official films on the IOC’s YouTube channel, we thought it would be nice to take a look at another interesting selection. Criterion has broken out a subset of 11 films from the full box and made them available at digital retailers like iTunes. (All iTunes/Apple Books links […]
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 […]