Dear Friends, Welcome to EatDrinkFilms! In our fourteenth issue we continue coverage of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. David Robson and Michael Fox review MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, Eddie Muller reminisces on jazz giant Charlie Haden, Bill Kinder highlights Mary Blair, and we excerpt from Roots, plus more. (Click on "Letter from the Editors" for our full guide to this edition.)
It was for love of a Jewish man that I came to a point of receiving 50 pounds of all-purpose flour at my doorstep, converting it in one weekend into delicious round loaves of Egg Twist Bread, challah, for the annual Art Fair in Beverly Glen Canyon, located in West Los Angeles, where I hoped to make a small fortune in two days. What a cartoon feature it would make, with me shoveling the little white glass bowls filled with dough into an oven that had one rack inside and an oven door that had to be closed by a propped broom handle, the whole house steadily increasing its inventory of little round golden loaves, like the fairy tale porridge that multiplied and filled a small village. Continue reading →
From the author of more than 10 cookbooks comes this comprehensive guide and collection of recipes using root vegetables. Discover the fascinating history and lore of 29 major roots, their nutritional content, how to buy and store them, and much more, from the familiar (beets, carrots, potatoes) to the unfamiliar (jicama, salsify, malanga) to the practically unheard of (cassava, galangal, crosnes).
Paul Duane: The first thing I heard of Bernard Natan was a bunch of lies and half-truths, innocently peddled by somebody who’d heard about him from another source, who was in turn dependent on internet rumor and falsehood. That’s the way history gets written & re-written. Continue reading →
Movies brought Charlie Haden and me together. Specifically, it was a Sunday night double-bill at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, May 13, 2001—a pairing of two John Alton-photographed noirs, The Crooked Way (1949) and Talk About a Stranger (1952) , part of the original Festival of Film Noir I’d created for the American Cinematheque. Continue reading →
My first visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum, a couple of years ago, offered way more than I had time to cover in a leisurely morning with out-of-town family guests. Now planning a return trip, I’m resolved to focus on the special exhibit on now through the September 7: “The World of Mary Blair.” Continue reading →
Read two critical perspectives on Magic in the Moonlight (2014, Woody Allen) , from David Robson and Michael Fox. Magic in the Moonlight opens in San Francisco at the Clay Theater and the Century 9 on Friday, July 25, and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, August 1. Continue reading →
Right up front, let me say that I’m not Jewish. I come by my yiddhishkeit sensibilities legitimately though: I was raised in the Bronx among a post war circle of fervent left-wing activists and artists, many of whom were Jewish or mixed in all manner of combinations. Continue reading →