Princess Melita Bonaparte Sees A Film & Learns How To Work For A Living!

2014 has been the year for wonderfully done, high-end production action films, Maleficent, Captain America, The Amazing Spiderman 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy, are just a few that come to mind. We have been challenged by magnum opi of future dystopian
calamities: #SnowPiercer, ThePurge, and #Divurgent headed the list.

With THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, we have a film that deals with high end cooking, that has not an echo of Julia Child, but more of a call for humanity coming together & dropping the increasingly archaic notion that tribal association is more important than being humane. Helen Mirran, who has ruled in films as Queen Elizabeth II, operates an an Absolute Monarch, unyielding to a point of being a food terrorist. Then, something happens as she reflects upon the harm that her actions have had upon others, and she rediscovers the most important concept of any government by entitlement: noblesse oblige. Her recovery of that nearly lost concept brings about her Redemption & the rest all falls into place. Their could be no Queen without a court, and that court was superbly played by Om Puri, Manish Dayal, and Charlette Le Bon. Two striking different cultures find that they may, indeed, break bread together–and it’s not #WonderBread, but bread of wonder that makes them all see their place in the world a bit differently.

This is the simple story of how we eat makes us who we are--not on a nutritional level, the cultural & ritual that have been bestowed on us by centuries of our own history.  Lasse Hallström has, to extend the metaphor, put the right ingredients into the recipe for this film, making it one of the more delightful departures from a plethora of well-done action films.  See this, and eat well!

This is the simple story of how we eat makes us who we are–not just on a nutritional level, but it also embraces the cultural & ritualistic traditions that have been bestowed on us by centuries of our own agricultural & animal-hunting/food gathering history. Lasse Hallström has, to extend the metaphor, put the right ingredients into the recipe for this film, making it one of the more delightful departures from a plethora of well-done action films for 2014. See this, and eat well!


YOU TUBE TRAILER OF THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY–SO CLOSE, BUT SO FAR AWAY FROM EACH OTHER

Of course, Her Imperial Highness was inspired to become an instant expert in all manner of cuisine upon watching this fine film.

Of course, being a perfectionist in all things, Princess Melita Bonaparte immediately went through a total immersion process (sort of like the Baptists, but more so) in learning about which wine to serve to which whiner.  This is a skill that is a religious experience. She took her cooking classes & will be the first Queen of Serbia to be a sou chef.

Being a perfectionist in all things, Princess Melita Bonaparte immediately went through a total immersion process (sort of like the Baptists, but more so) in learning about which wine to serve to which whiner. This is a skill that is a religious experience, it is more a way of life, like being BORN AGAIN. She took her cooking classes & will be the first Queen of Serbia to be a sou chef.

You must realise that it takes more than just cooking school to make a sou chef! If you don’t understand this, then you must go back & watch the film many, many more times. Buying just the right produce is just as important as how you cook what Mother Earth brings forth.

Growing up in the splendour of palaces was ''just another challenge for me, " according to #PrincessMelitaBonaparte.  As the #MostBeautifulWomanintheWorld, she considered it her duty to learn how to buy just the right food to serve to her people.  "You are what you eat, " The Princess intoned.

Growing up in the splendour of palaces was ”just another challenge for me, ” according to #PrincessMelitaBonaparte. As the #MostBeautifulWomanintheWorld, she considered it her duty to learn how to buy just the right food to serve to her people. “You are what you eat, ” The Princess intoned.

"I refused any special treatment because of my rank," explained the Princess.  "I was not entitled to wear the cap of Sou Chef until I had proven worthy of it.  Now, it has the same value for my as my inherited tiaras from so many of my Loyal Peoples.  I will now be able to serve them well on many levels."

“I refused any special treatment because of my rank,” explained the Princess. “I was not entitled to wear the cap of Sou Chef until I had proven worthy of it. Now, it has the same value for me as my as my inherited tiaras from so many of my Loyal Peoples. I will now be able to serve them well on many levels.”

Oletko iloinen tyttö?–Pidätkö keittiössä?

Mieti tätä yhtä huolellisesti. Koko elämä voi riippua palvelee sen jonkun juuri oikea pasta juuri oikea aurinko kypsyneitä tomaatteja. Haluat olla onnellinen, ei? Haluat auttaa muita olemaan onnellisia, ei?

Sitten on iloinen tyttö, olipa jonka poika tai tytär olet, käytä iloinen tyttö auringossa kypsyneitä tomaatteja. Sinun ei tarvitse palvella heitä pastaa. Se on vain ehdotus. Saatat olla maaginen hetki ja vain joitakin ahmimaan, joka tulee pitkin, mitään muuta käsillä? Joten, jos näin on, käytä parasta. Ennen kaikkea-Be Happy!

Just the thought of having Happy Girl in your kitchen can be your first step, the next 11 steps in your programme will depend upon what you do with them.  Eat, be happy!

Juuri ajatus ottaa iloinen tyttö omassa keittiössä voi olla ensimmäinen askel, seuraava 11 askeleet ohjelma riippuu mitä tehdä niiden kanssa. Syödä, olla onnellinen!

Kaikki tietävät, että suloisin asia sinun koskaan nähdä koko laaja maailma on iloinen tyttö. Lisätietoja-http :/ / happygirlkitchen.com /

You tube LYRICS Martina McBride LAULAMINEN onnellinen tyttö

ARE YOU A HAPPY GIRL? ARE YOU IN THE KITCHEN?

Consider this one very carefully. Your whole life may depend upon serving that certain someone just the right pasta dish with just the right sun ripened tomatoes. You want to be happy, non? You want to help others be happy, non?

Then, be a Happy Girl, no matter whose son or daughter you are, use Happy Girl sun ripened tomatoes. You don’t have to serve them with pasta. That’s just a suggestion. You may have a magic moment & just have some eating binge that comes along, with nothing else on hand? So, if that’s the case, use the very best. Above all–Be Happy!

Just the thought of having Happy Girl in your kitchen can be your first step, the next 11 steps in your programme will depend upon what you do with them.  Eat, be happy!

Just the thought of having Happy Girl in your kitchen can be your first step, the next 11 steps in your programme will depend upon what you do with them. Eat, be happy!

Everybody knows that the sweetest thing you’ll ever see in the whole wide world is a Happy Girl. For more information-http://happygirlkitchen.com/

YOU TUBE LYRICS OF MARTINA McBRIDE SINGING HAPPY GIRL

What makes Super Duper Burgers Special?

In a world where fast food means Subway, McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, along with mega stores, Walmart & Target, where is the market for mid-range? How is it discovered & why & how does it seem to be thriving?

Super Duper:  is clever marketing making this work, or is it a better product?

Super Duper: is clever marketing making this work, or is it a better product?

Super Duper Burger seems to be the J. Crew of the fast food hamburger world, placing emphasis on a slightly ‘retro’ look & feel. Their marketing image is showcasing their products to be almost like home cooked. Signs, designed in a late 19th Century style draw attention to key marketing words such as ‘organic,’ ‘homemade.’ Even the buns have been designated as something a notch above the ordinary. It seems as if the creators of this business have, via intuition, latched on to the idea that people need places to go for a quick meal that does not have to taste nor feel as if it came from a food factory. I think this is the key to their success.

The pickles are not like those you find in Safeway or in other fast food restaurants.  There is a freshness about them.  They are an option, you get them yourself, if you want them, less salty, less sweet than what you might expect.

The pickles are not like those you find in Safeway or in other fast food restaurants. There is a freshness about them. They are an option, you get them yourself, if you want them, less salty, less sweet than what you might expect.

'Organic' is the word used to promote their soft serve ice cream.  Dairy Queen, take note!

‘Organic’ is the word used to promote their soft serve ice cream. Dairy Queen & all other Royalty take note!

Here is the Grand Prize: Super Duper Burger With Fries & Homemade Pickles!

The menu indicates that the burgers are cooked 'medium.' But they will depart & you can have yours well-done, if you ask.  It was very well cooked, not greasy--fries needed to be a tad warmer, but they were still nice.  And pickles are optional. If wanted, they are on a side counter.

The menu indicates that the burgers are cooked ‘medium.’ But they will depart & you can have yours well-done, if you ask. It was very well cooked, not greasy–fries needed to be a tad warmer, but they were still nice. And pickles are optional. If wanted, they are on a side counter.

For desert? Unable to make up your mind? Just try it all!

What to do when comparison shopping?  Do it all!

What to do when comparison shopping? Do it all!

This is a very nice customer service touch: They know their clientèle fits into two basic categories, both of whom tend to carry backpacks–those who dwell in San Francisco & those who are here as tourists! The hooks provided for backpacks are one of the best ideas I have seen in a restaurant!

Minimize clutter & space problems:  Super Duper has done it right! Hang your bag & enjoy your meal!

Minimize clutter & space problems: Super Duper has done it right! Hang your bag & enjoy your meal!

How to be hooked on Super Duper--detail of back pack hook device.

How to be hooked on Super Duper–detail of back pack hook device.

There was no need to go all the way to Elba to find a a glowing organic soft serve ice cream cone. Super Duper Burgers has them.

Organic ice cream takes on the air of mysticism, as Princess Melita Bonaparte, Imperial heir apparent, glows in her appreciation.

Organic, soft-serve ice cream takes on the air of mysticism, as Princess Melita Bonaparte, Imperial heir apparent, glows in her appreciation.

Premature Death of Hostess: Or I Am A TWINKIE ZOMBIE?

Just a few, short months ago–union workers were blamed for the demise of Hostess. I needed them for Glen Acornn, who is sort of like Pandas who can only eat bamboo shoots. Glen Acorrn can only eat Twinkies, it’s the only source of nutrition his fragile inner-ecosystem can tolerate. With any other food, let us gloss over this part. Let’s just say, it’s not a pretty journey!

Now, on to topics that would not cause me a scolding from Miss Manners. You see, the whole Twinkie/Hostess hostage thing was totally rigged. In that respect it’s like going to college, getting a good job, and buying a house. You can’t do any of these things any more in America, not legally. It used to be a mantra: “To get a good job, get a good education.” That turned out to be a load of crap, worse than any non-Hostess product would cause Mr Acorrn to produce, or outsource. You can’t afford to go to a good college. If you do go to any college, you won’t find work in the area you studied–so, enter as a data entry operator, with some other name, get paid low wages (I forgot Walmart is an option for some), and be willing to work 12 hour days, with no time & a half. Buy a house, you will find out that (1) you can’t keep up the payment. And (2) if you live there for a while, and try to sell it, you won’t be able to fetch the remaining costs of the house. Forget about any profit on the house thing, that’s no longer part of the American way, unless you are already rich.

So, back to Twinkies, they are back! You can get them @ Safeway or other fine supermarkets, and they have a longer shelf life, longer than ever, so I have read. If I had only been clever enough to buy a gross of them, froze the damned things, I might have made enough to get myself in debt for a house payment. But, alas, I did not think of this.

Tell you this, they don’t taste as good as the pre-bankruptcy ones did. And the ones that we had back when I was a mere wisp of a lad, tasted even better than the pre-bankruptcy ones. Perhaps, all that was because my taste buds were underdeveloped, or maybe they had not refined the preservatives, and preservatives before the British Invasion were more flavourful? I don’t know, can only speculate about these horribly scientific matters.

For now, they are back, you can eat them while you still have a desktop computer with Windows, or your mobile device actually starts calling you on its own, and you no long know anyone off-line, your life is virtual–no more real-time–now, get to eating!

THEY ARE BACK–THE ZOMBIE FOOD GROUP HAS COME BACK FROM THE DEAD!

They are back--Risen from the dead!  Sate your inner vampire!  Eat them!

They are back–Risen from the dead! Sate your inner vampire! Eat them!

Can't they bring back Woolworth's & Pan Am?  Nuns?   Catholic schools?  Connie Francis?

Can’t they bring back Woolworth & Pan Am? Nuns? Catholic schools? Connie Francis?

A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PIZZA BOX

A well-designed pizza box is worth its weight…in..pizza….Well, that’s a start. I like the clean design & think their pizza is very good. It’s tasty without being greasy. Has enough toppings without topping overkill, and the crust is light, without being too brittle or tough.

Don’t know how or if the film inspired the pizza or the pizza inspired the film–but I think together, they’d make a terrific night in.

Eating pizza that is well made & being inspired by an image of the Statue of Liberty is nice!

Eating pizza that is well made & being inspired by an image of the Statue of Liberty @ the same time is nice!

Instead of Popcorn, have Pizza! And don’t Escape from New York, embrace it!

And a bonus zip from Ernest Borgnine, remembering his part in this film.

38 Isn’t Such A Bad Age!

Especially if you have an active inclination for fiction & root for Royalty. 5th Republic? Sounds like serial monogamy! Let us make up their minds for them, as long as we can keep our head, above or below water!

That 5th Republic, it must go.  We are ready to return.  To the bakeries, to the bakeries!

That 5th Republic, it must go. We are ready to return. To the bakeries, to the bakeries!

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