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OscarsFeast 2016

Here it is, the full menu for OscarsFeast 2016. To be honest, considering what’s happening in the background of this year’s campaigns, I was contemplating putting together a menu of all white food (#oscarssowhite). But each of these dishes called out to me for a different reason. Make a couple of the snacks while you […]

Wholemeal Pancakes with Maple Butter and Pears ...

  The Film: The Dish: Makes 6-8 pancakes- serves 2-3 The Reason: “There’s so much of “place” in the world. There’s less time because the time has to be spread extra thin over all the places, like butter.” The world can be an overwhelming place. Particularly if you’ve spent the first five years of your […]

Vodka and Beet Cured Salmon – Bridge of Spie...

The Film: The Dish: The Reason: James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is not in Scotland fishing for salmon- despite what he told his wife. Instead he is freezing in East Berlin, attempting to do the best by his client (a convicted Russian spy) and his constitution (both literal and physical). This elegant starter makes good […]

Spaghetti with Mutton Ragu – Brooklyn

  The Film: The Dish: Spaghetti with Mutton Ragu The Reason: Many things are more enticing in Brooklyn than the wee Irish town Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) grew up in. In Brooklyn there is opportunity.  Over yonder there is the prospect of adventure, form-fitting bathing suits, Coney Island, love – and spaghetti. You just have […]

Boston Baked Beans – Spotlight

The Film: The Dish: The Reason: This is a meal worthy of a plucky team of investigative team of reporters. For one, it honours a sense of place. With its twang of blackstrap molasses, Boston Baked Beans are an edible institution. For two, it’s thrifty, making the most of meager resources.  For three, it’s  placating […]