an equal opportunity eater.
Taking the neurosis out of food, one meal at a time.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Prescription for a Rainy Afternoon
The post here and the ensuing comments got me thinking of the pleasure of classic movies. My daughter has watched over and over again "A Streetcar Name Desire", "The Third Man", and "Night of the Hunter". Soon, very soon, I hope to introduce her to La Dolce Vita, with its marvelous echo of "Marcello, Marcello, Marcello," and its bouyant, bubbling music as it heads towards a somber climax.
For Marlon and Tennessee, the movie set in New Orleans, you must must must whip up Edna Lewis's gumbo.
Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten grapple with moral terpitude and a gorgeous woman. Wait, set in Vienna? Wienerschnitzel. I promise to post a recipe soon.
Game, of course for the only film Charles Laughton directed. Robert Mitchum stalks, and those kids run like a couple of startled rabbits. Lapin a la chausseur.
Ah, La Dolce Vita. Start on your veranda with a small aperitivo. Follow with anything Italian. Anything at all.