Haute Cuisine: Tasty movie fun from a creative kitchen

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new offering from France, soon to be released in area theaters, Haute Cuisine. The movies love chefs, kitchens and food. From Julie and Julia to ...

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Great theater that’s too good to miss

Jersey Boys.

This is that wonderful time of year when the last shows of the summer season overlap the new arrivals for the fall season. Therefore, you’ve got a lot of theater to choose from. Some of this theater is much too good to miss. These are opportunities that don’t come around too often, so reserve ...

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The splendor of September’s bounty of corn

Conscious Cook: glories of corn.

“Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September morn” — John Greenleaf Whittier September glows with a great magnificence. The sun still deeply warms the farmer’s crops as it warms our own skin and there is much to gather and enjoy at local farmer’s markets. The late summer and ...

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Some films to enjoy with the family

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? With the new school year finally here, filled with many activities, sharing a movie can give a family a chance to spend some relaxing time together. And, when you talk about the movies you watch, you can discover new thoughts to share. Here are a ...

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Create your own fall film festival

Each year, as summer ends, movie studios gear up for major fall releases. This week, before the big movies start to hit theaters, take a look at some recent offerings you may have missed on the big screen that are now available on cable, on demand, on line and for rent on DVD. With so... Read More

Off Stage: Newtown marches on

Newtown marches on.

Casually dressed in a gray tee-shirt, and an orange baseball cap, New York director Michael Unger looked right at home at the Shearin family homestead in Newtown. A guest at the Shearins, he chatted with neighbors after parking the “Seussical” float for Newtown’s Labor Day Parade in the ...

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Food factors into weekend movie menu

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? Three-day holiday celebrations offer the opportunity to cook outside, share time with family and friends, and enjoy a movie or two. And because food is so much a part of Labor Day events, check out some films on television this weekend that have ...

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