Archive for category: TV

Why You Should Eat Like My Immigrant Family – Cook and Eat Like You’re Off the Boat

Why You Should Eat Like My Immigrant Family – Cook and Eat Like You’re Off the Boat

Food Philosophy – You Got to Be Kidding! If you’re not an avid reader of the Atlantic (or similar general interest magazines like the New Yorker) then you’ve undoubtedly missed both B.R. Meyers’ anti foodie argument/rant (in a piece called, “The Moral Crusade Against Foodies – gluttony dressed up as foodie-ism is still gluttony”) and James McWilliams’ March 1st response entitled, “B. R. Myers [...]

Movie Night At Home: Movie Recommendations, Dip Recipes, and Top Chips

Movie Night At Home: Movie Recommendations, Dip Recipes, and Top Chips

The following is a re-post form February 2009 and I thought it was appropriate given the gloomy and cold weather here in the northen New Jersey area.  The post includes two great dip recipes, my favorite potato and tortilla chip brands, and 23 movie recommendation by genere and actor.   The upcoming Oscars Award show always gets everyone in the [...]

In Defense of Making Your Own Food or Julia Child Was Right

In Defense of Making Your Own Food or Julia Child Was Right

How is it that we are so eager to watch other people browning beef cubes on screen but so much less eager to brown them ourselves? For the rise of Julia Child as a figure of cultural consequence — along with Alice Waters and Mario Batali and Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse and whoever is crowned the next Food Network [...]

HBO’s New Series Generation Kill

You can always count on HBO to experiment with new series and this summer is no exception with the premier of Generation Kill. Generation Kill is based on Evan Wright’s book which follows the Marines of the First Recon Battalion through the first forty days of the Iraq War. The series is nicely done, including a great performance by the [...]

Nadal versus Federer in the 2008 French Open Final

Does American Idol Work?

The American Idol finale took place last night and for the most part the show featured slightly washed up singers (attempting to mimic Freddie Mercury) and “Brady Bunch” like numbers by the 12 finalists.  The highlight of the show was Gladys Knight, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Junior performing the song, “Midnight Train to Georgia:”   For a critical look at American [...]

The ShowTime Series The Tudors Starring Jonathan Rhys

The ShowTime Series The Tudors Starring Jonathan Rhys

Showtime launched a new series last year called, The Tudors starring Jonathan Rhys as a young King Henry The VIII.  At first, I didn’t pay much attention to the show (partly because I am not a Showtime subscriber), but when season one become available on DVD at my local library I became an immediate fan.  Rhys is pretty convincing as the [...]