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Food, Summer

Dutch Disaster?

This week’s experiments in the kitchen were … interesting. One was an absolute success, and the other made us drunk. (So maybe that was a success too?) Local fare There weren’t any Dutch cookbooks on the shelf at our local library, so I turned to the Internet for this week’s recipe. Advocaat captured my attention […]

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 […]

Food, Winter

Eating Italian!

Absolute success this week! Both the local and Liz-friendly recipes were yummy. Make sure you’re really hungry if you make the local recipe! Local Fare I thought it would be super easy to choose a recipe for Italy…and then we went to the library and I walked past Food of the Italian South by Katie […]

Film, Summer

California Glory

16 Days of Glory // LOS ANGELES 1984 16 Days of Glory 1986284 minutes, colorDirected byBud Greenspan 16 Days of Glory, the story of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, is a logical place to kick off this collaboration, full of familiar faces and stories. It is also the first in a string of 11 […]