Let’s celebrate the Oscars by pairing food and film.  This year, I am only making one dish for one movie.  I think Hidden Figures will be the movie that wins!   It’s such an inspiring and true story of Katherine Johnson, a brilliant NASA employee who “helped put an astronaut into orbit around the…

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Did you see the endearing movie Brooklyn?  Saoirse Ronan portrays Eilis, a young Irish woman who moves to Brooklyn in 1952 and lives in an Irish boarding house.  Eilis quickly expands her world and her palate when she meets and marries a young Italian named Tony.  Eilis even tastes spaghetti for the first time. The movie Brooklyn…

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It’s time to celebrate The Oscars by pairing nominated movies for Best Picture with Kitchen Chat nominated best recipes! Did you see The Revenenant? This film is based on the true story of Hugh Glass, an American frontiersman and explorer during the early 1800s.  After a vicious attack by a grizzly bear, Hugh was left…

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  It’s time for the Oscars! And Barbara Lazaroff will help you plan a perfect Oscars party at home!  Barbara Lazaroff is the co-founder of Wolfgang Puck Food Company (now Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.).  She also co-authored Wishes for a Mother’s Heart with Tricia LaVoice (who introduced us).  Barbara Lazaroff has hosted many of the…

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Favorite line: “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.” Oscar nominated Whiplash was gripping and heartbreaking to watch as Fletcher (played by J.K. Simmons) verbally abuses his music student, Andrew in an effort to elicit the top performance.  Today’s pairing of food and film was inspired by the scene…

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Favorite Line in Movie:  “A thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing.” (A note on the dressing room mirror). Let the food and film festivities begin as we count down to the Oscars! Have you seen Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)?  This complicated yet captivating movie effectively captures the…

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