Sunday, August 26, 2001

Yesterday we saw Curse of the Jade Scorpion - Woody Allen's new film. Very funny, very good movie. Not his best, of course, but if you like Woody Allen (and even, possibly, if you simply don't mind him) this is a good bet to see.

Personally, I'm a huge, life-long fan of Allen's and try to see each of his pictures opening weekend. Some of my favorites are not necessarily the "usual suspects" (Annie Hall, Sleeper), but some of the less regarded ones, such as Stardust Memories, or some of the more serious ones, such as Crimes and Misdemeanors (one of my favorite all-time movies by anybody). Jade Scorpion belongs in the light, romantic comedy slot, with such pictures as Manhattan Murder Mystery and last year's Small Time Crooks.

Yesterday I was ranting on about the trend toward stacking food at restaurants, rather than assigning a different quarter of the dish to each portion of a meal (a base of garlic mashed potatoes with the main dish jammed into the center, surrounded by veggies, also jammed into the mash).

From my email I no see that this problem may be peculiar to California cuisine. Keep an eye out for this trend, and try to put an end to it before it takes over your local cuisine. The food stackers must be stopped.

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