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food movie

Jeff and I rented a couple movies over the weekend.

BUFFALO 66 was a gritty, black humour movie that I wasn't sure I liked at first, but thoroughly enjoyed by the end. Not a movie for everyone, though. I found the main character particularly fascinating...I found myself rooting for him in spite of how much I disliked him at first.

EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN is an excellent food movie! I highly recommend this to anyone who liked TAMPOPO. But boy, did it make us both hungry...we snacked throughout. :-) Chinese, with subtitles.

Anyone know of other good food movies? Ones already on my list:

    Tampopo (my favourite) - subtitled, Japanese noodles
    Babette's Feast (second favourite) - subtitled, French cooking
    Big Night
    Like Water For Chocolate - subtitled? can't remember
    Eat Drink Man Woman - subtitled, Chinese food

Had a meeting this afternoon in Orangeville with a group of people we're travelling with in early fall...a two-week canoe trip in the Northwest Territories, on the Nahanni River. The trip is led by a man-wife team based in Orangeville. We went through our itinerary (we're staying the first night in Yellowknife, then by float plane to the Nahanni), equipment list (warm sleeping bags, etc.), meal obligations (each of us is responsible for one appetizer, one dessert...our guides will take care of main courses), how to handle bears, etc. I'm terrified and super-excited about the trip all at the same time. I'll feel much better once I've had some more canoe trip experience under my belt this summer, and perhaps some white water canoeing experience.

Jeff and I used to live out near Orangeville and it was fun to catch up on some of the local news. Current hot gossip is that Tom Cruise has a place in the area. Apparently he stays there occasionally when he does filming in Toronto, and of course his EVERY MOVE is recorded by the Orangeville residents. He went to the Orangeville Mall recently for a $12 haircut, for example, and some butter tarts. :-)

We had lunch at my mom-in-law's restaurant, Oasis. Really, really yummy food, and I'm not just saying that because a relative owns it!

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