Monthly Archives: July 2012

FOODS MADE FAMOUS BY MOVIES

Remember the roasted Thief in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover… and the drunken prawns in Tampopo? And who could ever banish the memory of five raw eggs chugged in Rocky… or the boiled shoe with the … Continue reading

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GINGERBREAD PANCAKES

Here’s another dish that I’m sure most of you will find thoroughly delectable. Gingerbread pancakes. This is a recipe from a Japanese filmmaker friend of mine. I think you’ll find the smell of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses will work … Continue reading

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THE INFAMOUS AND UTTERLY HAUNTED HOLBROOKE HOTEL

The Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley California has housed many famous residents including Mark Twain and three US Presidents. It was also home to the famous suicide gambler, a man who slit his throat and was found dead in a … Continue reading

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THE OFFAL TRUTH ABOUT EATING TESTICLES

There is a particular scene from the Chevy Chase movie Funny Farm that will always get a laugh out of me: Chevy and his wife are trying to adjust to their new lives in a rustic Vermont town and end … Continue reading

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EXTREME RETRO RECIPES FOR DARING COOKS

My mother’s cookbooks have, since her death in 1968, rested rather comfortably inside packing boxes and storerooms and on brokendown shelves, travelling with me on my various odysseys in America and Australia. They have seldom been opened since her death … Continue reading

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