Oscar Nominated The Theory of Everything and Chef Carla Hall
Favorite Line in Movie: “However bad life may seem, while there is life, there’s hope.” Wasn’t the Oscar nominated movie, The Theory of Everything fascinating? This biopic of the theoretical, cosmologist physicist, Stephen Hawking, enlightens the audience about black holes and quantum physics, while providing the stark reality of living with a neurodegenerative disease, ALS. In addition to Hawking, a true star that shines is his ex-wife, Jane (portrayed by Felicity Jones). For several decades, Anne meticulously and lovingly cares for Hawking. The constellations of caregivers in this world provide such positive light! So which food shall we pair with this film? The scene that inspired my recipe choice was a conversation during a meal. In an effort to describe to dinner guests
what exactly Stephen Hawking does, Jane explains the theories of physics with a pea and potato. The pea represents Quantum Theory, i.e. the set of laws that govern the small components of the universe. And the potato represents the theory of General Relativity which governs the large components of the universe, i.e. planets and stars. In order to discover the theory of everything, Hawking has tried to combine the two; yet, he has not perfected this theory. However, Chef Carla Hall has perfected the delicious combination of peas and potatoes with her easy to make recipe for Curried Potatoes and Peas from her cookbook Carla’s Comfort Foods. http://www.amazon.com/Carlas-Comfort-Foods-Favorite-Dishes/dp/145166222X Copyright © 2014 by Carla Hall from CARLA’S COMFORT FOODS published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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