Tuesday, August 16, 2011
And the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress goes to - Octavia Spencer (Minnie) and Viola Davis (Aibileen) in The Help - both fantastic performances! !http://thehelpmovie.com/us/
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed —even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.
Friday, August 12, 2011
So, Zabar's Lobster Salad has no "lobster" in it! Should we be worried about the Chopped Liver?
Read the article by James Barron, published August 11th, 2011
And speaking of chopped liver, this could be the best recipe ever! (Grandma's Chopped Liver recipe...)
* 2 pounds chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
* 2 eggs
* 3 onions
* 1 quart water
* 2 cubes chicken bouillon
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* salt and pepper to taste
1. Place the liver, whole eggs and one onion into a large saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil and stir in the chicken bouillon cubes. Simmer for one hour, then allow to cool. Note: Some prefer to start off with sautéing the liver - that's always an option...
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Chop one onion and fry in the oil until tender. Chop the third onion and set aside. When the liver has cooled, grind together the liver, hard-cooked eggs and the three onions. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving.