Author: Rachel R

It’s About DAM Time: Dinner and a Movie with Rachel

Featuring Divergent Divergent was released on DVD/Blu-Ray August 5, 2014 and you know what that means! Fire up the oven and put on your apron; can’t very well face a dystopian future on an empty stomach, now can we? The movie gives us a little insight into what the different factions might eat, and the books give us a bit more. Don’t worry, I won’t subject you to the gray tasteless things they seem to suffer through in Abnegation, but it won’t be all burgers and birthday cake like over in Dauntless. Just like you’ll discover in the future installments of this franchise (sort-of-spoiler alert!), it’s best to be balanced, or, dare I say, Divergent. Here’s a Divergent-themed menu to tempt your taste-buds, no matter your faction. For the Dauntless among you, just remember to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before zip-lining. A Menu for Every Faction Blue Curacao Cocktail with Pineapple Juice and Rum Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Mmm, Hamburger! Summer Tomato Peach Salad Black-n-white Brownie Balls Compost Cookies Erudite Brainy Erudite have probably developed a serum to make food unnecessary, freeing up more time for them to… I don’t know what they do for fun, Sodoku maybe? Erudite’s color is blue, so try this blue curacao cocktail with pineapple juice and rum to get your evening started. Plus, everybody seems smarter when they’re a little...

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It’s About DAM Time: Dinner and a Movie with Rachel

Featuring Sharknado 2: The Second One It’s terrible! It’s wonderful! It’s wonderfully terrible! Most of all it’s preposterous, and that’s why people love… and love to hate… and hate to love… Sharknado 2. I recently went to an outdoor viewing of the original Sharknado in Brooklyn, and it was easy to see why it became a cult classic. The audience was roaring, I saw hands constantly thrown up in the air (my own often among them), and guffaws and dumb-founded expressions abounded. I munched on blue shark gummies and pondered the meaning of life and art while watching sharks...

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It’s about DAM Time: Dinner and a Movie with Rachel

Featuring Heaven is For Real, out on DVD July 22, 2014. Following up my list of the best films for foodies (and what to eat while you watch), Audiences Everywhere is introducing a new twice-monthly feature pairing films with food. Remember the now defunct TBS TV show Dinner and A Movie? Yeah, it’ll be like that… only actually doable because you can plan out your evening and, you know, buy the ingredients ahead of time to cook the recipes and watch the movie at the same time. The recipes I choose will be related in some way – however...

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Dinner and a Movie: the Best Films for Foodies (and what to eat while you watch)

Like salt and pepper, tomatoes and mozzarella, bacon and… well… everything, food and film just go well together. Whether it’s the actual acts of eating and film-watching (AKA dinner and a movie), or the omni-presence of food in film, the two are inextricably (and deliciously linked.) And when the film is actually about food? I guarantee by the time you get out of the theater you have a craving for whatever you just saw served on screen. So this list is for you food-lovers out there – some of the best films for foodies, with suggested recipes (of course!)...

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Around the World in 11 Movies

School’s out, the days are getting longer, and that means two things: summer and VACATION! The Grand Canyon, the Eiffel Tower, and the Great Wall all beckon. Unless of course you’re too broke or too lazy (or both) to plan a trip any farther than your back yard. But never fear – you can travel the world vicariously through these travel movies, all without going on a frantic hunt for your passport. Bon voyage! Under the Tuscan Sun: Italy Ever dreamed of chucking your sad-sack life and buying a villa in Tuscany, taking an Italian lover, and eating fresh pasta every day? Then immerse yourself in a different pace of life with Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, and this cast of stereotypical (but charming) Italian characters. From the sunflowered fields of Cortona to the Positano coastline, you’ll see some of the most gorgeous parts of Italy, and your taste buds will tingle at the thought of all those fresh olives and tomatoes. Snuggle up with a bottle of Chianti and you might actually feel like you’re there. Eurotrip: European grand tour You know why the world hates American tourists? This. This is why. But if you dream of doing Europe the American way (i.e. 3 days, tops, in all the capitals, with a stylin’ money-belt and huge-ass camera) then this is the film for you! There’s even a nude beach,...

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