Wolfgang Puck Previews the Food for the V.I.P. Governors Ball Following the Oscars (Al Mancini/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
For celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and his team, serving seafood, caviar, sushi and Champagne for 1,500 is not too tall an order. It will be Puck’s 23rd year of preparing the feast for the official Governors Ball after-Oscars party.
Source: Chefs with Las Vegas ties prepare decadent after-Oscars feast | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Illustration of Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” by Guy Harvey at the Customs House Museum in Key West. (Courtesy drawing)
“We did a group read of the only novel Hemingway set in Key West, ‘To Have and Have Not,’ published in 1937. Over Hemingway daiquiris in a quiet resort bar, we discussed meanings of the title, the social criticism of the wealthy, the way Hemingway wove in the history of Cuba and Key West, the violence, the attitude toward women, and the flaws in the narrative structure. We were brilliant.”
Source: Reflections: Of sunsets, margaritas, and Ernest > The Harvard Press
It’s a favourite for film fans and sofa snackers – and there’s some really special chemistry going on when popcorn does its pop, says Veronique Greenwood.
Source: BBC – Future – How popcorn became a much-loved snack
Snacktime with Gordon: Guy Savoy gets a rare visit from his protege. Photo: Jon Estrada
With four restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip and a new TV production company, one of the world’s biggest food media moguls just keeps getting bigger.
Source: Fish, chips and passion: A few fast hours in the Las Vegas life of Gordon Ramsay – Las Vegas Weekly
A worker at Baldor processes mangoes. (Courtesy of Baldor)
A produce processor renamed its food scraps “sparcs” and started finding uses for them other than the trash.
Source: How one company eliminated food waste: The ‘landfill can no longer be an option.’ – The Washington Post
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The Census Bureau presents holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.
Source: FFF: The 2016 Holiday Season
Eclipse Theaters – Luxury Theater in Downtown Las Vegas featuring on property lounge and dining.
Source: Eclipse Theaters – The Future of Cinemas is Now
DrWeb says: A new way to view cinema, opening soon in downtown Las Vegas… as perspective, here’s an image of “Interior, box office, Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, Alabama,” and here’s the notes from the Library of Congress on the Alabama Theatre:
“The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. It was used primarily as a movie palace for 55 years, with the exception of the annual Miss Alabama pagent and the weekly Mickey Mouse Club. In 1987, the owners of the facility declared bankruptcy and the theatre was purchased by Birmingham Landmarks Inc., a non-profit corporation.”
These family-run restaurants with over-stuffed menus are meeting places for those with gossip to share and a hearty appetite
Source: Greek diners run in their blood – CBS News
Cornbread dressing, a Southern alternative for Thanksgiving. Credit Melina Hammer for The New York Times
Navigating the treacherous shoals of Southern custom, class, region — and Grandma.
Source: How I Mastered the Art (and Politics) of Cornbread Dressing – The New York Times