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RIP White Chocolate

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I’m still in shock that Philip Seymour Hoffman died.  He was a colossally talented chameleon of an actor, probably among the two or three best actors working today. I took a quick look at his IMDB page and just shook my head; he was great […]

A Documentary Worth Savoring: “Step Up to the Plate”

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The documentaries “Step Up to the Plate” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” have a few things in common; both touch on the relationships between fathers and sons, the elusive pursuit of perfection and the idea of food as an art form. And both feature chefs […]

Dreaming of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

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During the credits of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, I let out a small sigh of contentment, like I’d just eaten the greatest meal of my life. Except, I hadn’t actually eaten it, I’d only watched it being prepared on a movie screen. Jiro Dreams of […]

An Uneven “Forks Over Knives”

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It occurred to me about halfway through the new documentary Forks Over Knives that the movie was a disguised call to veganism.  The word is never uttered; instead they use the phrase “whole food, plant-based diet.” I’m imagining the filmmakers at a pitch meeting saying, […]

The Westchester Food Oscars

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Another year — and decade! — of eating has come to an end, and with it, I have a few 2009 food honors to hand out.  This is movie award season after all, and being a huge movie nut (Avatar is mind-blowing and Up in […]