Compiled by Gary Meyer (update November 21, 2022)
The Internet can be a dangerous place to find the good, the bad and the ugly. Thanksgiving as a search subject is especially rewarding. We present a sampling, mostly from the past. We found vintage greeting cards, Hollywood stars, ads for disgusting sounding foods, awkward family photos and all around nostalgia. You won’t believe what turkeys have been put through but we hope you will laugh and be astonished.
By Gary Meyer
(updated November 21, 2022)
Are you ready for candy that offers the flavors of the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner spread: Roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans, ginger glazed carrots, and, for dessert, sweet potato pie?
Assembled by Gary Meyer
(Updated November 21, 2022)
The theatrical release of a new documentary by Lisa Hurwitz, The Automat, has taken me back in time with its wonderful clips from classic movies and discussions of food favorites of our youth from Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie to Custard Cups and Pumpkin Pie. It is essential viewing for those interested in the history of restaurants in the 20th Century, the combining of technology and home-cooked meals and a trip down memory lane even if you were born too late to actually visit one. But we also cover contemporary attempts at automated food. We have included many photos, film clips, recipes, music, and related links to supplement your enjoyment of The Automat now playing in theaters and at film festivals—only on the big screen.
(Updated October 30,2022)
Vincent Price was not only a great actor but an artist, a serious art collector with the Southern California Vincent Price Museum Art Museum, and most importantly, a fine chef. EatDrinkFilms is pleased to bring our readers a preview with some Halloween recipes.
By Jenny Hammerton
When Dame Angela Lansbury travelled up to that Hollywood in the sky, the outpouring of love and respect for her terrific talent and tremendous career was palpable. She was beloved by many theatre, film and television fans and will be very much missed.
By Nancy Friedman
September 20, 2022
It’s not on the Baja Famous Fish Tacos menu, but owner Jeff Mogalian’s Paloma recipe would make the perfect accompaniment to takeout tacos! A little smoky (thanks to the mezcal), a little tart (from the grapefruit juice), a little picante (from the Tajín), it’s a refreshing twist on a classic Mexican cocktail. Continue reading