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Stream of the Week: ELLA BRENNAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE – one woman’s climb to a culinary legacy

The documentary Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table tells the story of the New Orleans powerhouse restaurateur – and it’s one compelling story. Ella Brennan is a woman who, before she was thirty, started running restaurants in the pre-feminist 1950s.  Ella … Continue reading

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Cinequest: NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK

In the pleasantly addictive documentary New Chefs on the Block, we follow the course of two restaurant start-ups from financing and the initial lease, through remodeling and set-up, hiring staff and opening for the public and for professional food critics. … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: YOU WILL BE MY SON

Niels Arestrup (A Prophet, War Horse) stars as the owner of French wine estate who places impossible expectations on his son, with lethal results. The poor son has gotten a degree in winemaking, has worked his ass off on his … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: You Will Be My Son

Niels Arestrup (A Prophet, War Horse) stars as the owner of French wine estate who places impossible expectations on his son, with lethal results. The poor son has gotten a degree in winemaking, has worked his ass off on his … Continue reading

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Haute Cuisine: chef battles sexism and bureaucracy

Haute Cuisine is the French foodie saga of the woman who rose to work as personal chef to France’s president, based on the true story of Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch.  She is remarkably obsessed with sourcing premium ingredients, and it’s not hard … Continue reading

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You Will Be My Son: a good movie with a great ending

Niels Arestrup (A Prophet, War Horse) stars as the owner of French wine estate who places impossible expectations on his son, with lethal results.  The poor son has gotten a degree in winemaking, has worked his ass off on his … Continue reading

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Hey Bartender: today is the Golden Age of cocktails

Hey Bartender explores the new wave of Craft Bartending.  This is not about watching guys cry in their boilermakers at the neighborhood dive.  It’s about the new application of culinary sensibilities – fresh ingredients, creativity, presentation and hospitality – to … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: Tom Jones dining dirty

Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting 1963’s Tom Jones on July 2.  In this scene, Tom and his new acquaintance enjoy dinner (i.e., foreplay) at the country inn.  This scene earned Tom Jones a place on my list of10 Most Memorable … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: Kings of Pastry

This documentary chronicles the physically grueling and emotionally draining three-day competition for the MOF, the highest designation for French pastry chefs. Amid impossibly towering sugar sculptures and delectable cream puffs and layer cakes, we see the essential cores of competition … Continue reading

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This year’s Oscar dinner

Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. You can read more at Oscar Dinner. Planning this year’s Oscar Dinner proved challenging (despite being a great year for movie Food … Continue reading

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