By Gary Meyer
A dangerous rogue arrives in a village dominated by two warring criminal families and he quietly works for both.
Another more dashing rogue tries to protect a princess whose kingdom has been destroyed with the help of a pair squabbling sidekicks, one tall and one short.
Seven desperate renegades come to the defense of an equally desperate farming village to fight off a group of ruthless bandits.
We are not talking about movies starring Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson and Eli Wallach.
Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa on the set of Yojimbo
by Gary Meyer
Almost every week there are great film selections to be found around the San Francisco Bay Area but sometimes it is just too much to comprehend much less attend. The first weekend of December, 2016 brings just such a problem.
Recipes by Ivan Orkin
Two recipes from the end-all-be-all guide to ramen from Ivan Orkin, the iconoclastic New York-born owner of Tokyo’s top ramen shop.
by Amy Kimoto-Kahn
Whether you are cooking for one or twelve, Simply Ramen brings homemade ramen to your table with a delicious fusion of seventy recipes, including soup bases, noodles, toppings, and sides.
JUZO ITAMI’S RAPTUROUS “RAMEN WESTERN” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with off beat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.