RATATOUILLE is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds: Ratatouille the (animated) movie is about a country-rodant, as in RAT, with a fine, furry nose for food, and a slacker “garbage boy” who become alter-ego, so to write, chefs in a gastronomique Parisian restauant. (A recipe for Ratatouille can be found below.)
Ratatouille, the animated movie (2007) is nominated for 5 Academy Awards (2008):
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Michael Giacchino
Best Achievement in Sound Randy Thom
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Brad Bird Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
The LasVegasBuffetClub says: “BEST ANIMATED MOVIE SINCE CARS”.
Peel and slice 6 aubergines [eggplant] and 6 Italian marrows (courgettes,) [zucchini] sprinkle with salt and leave covered with a weighted plate for 1 hour.
Slice 2 large onions. Skin, remove pips and cut up 8 tomatoes. Slice 2 peppers [green bell] very thinly, removing core and seeds. Chop 3 garlic cloves.
Heat 1 cup olive oil in a heavy pan, fry onion until slightly colored, add the garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, then add aubergines, courgettes, peppers and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, add a bouquet garni [bundle of herbs: thyme, bay leaves, and sage, tied with a string] and cook, covered for an hour. This dish may be served hot or cold.
This is a most excellent playlist of PRIMO 50s & 60s tunes. This list of songs (videos) include: *The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s “TAKE FIVE” (1961,) **Santo & Johnny’s “SLEEP WALK” (1959,) ***Link Wray’s “RUMBLE” (The YouTube video is from 1978 – the song was a hit in 1958,) ****Booker T & The MGS’ “GREEN ONIONS” (1966.) Interestingly, the TOP FOUR in this current, partial list of my ALL-TIME-FAVORITES are all instumentals.
*Jazz masterpiece from the Dean of Progressive Jazz. “Possibly the best instrumental of modern times, hypnotic with it’s 5/4 time.”
**Arguably the first “mystical” Rock n’ Roll record. “The Steel-guitar notes seem to connect to one’s nerve endings, and when the strings bend, you bend.”
***Link Wray’s guitar chords cut through the air like a chainsaw. “RUMBLE” was one of the first Rock songs with a serious attitude. This is one of the deep roots of electric guitar music.
****Booker T & The MGS’ (1966) “GREEN ONIONS” features a guitar solo that stabs more like an electric knife (see Link Wray, above.)
These comments are addressed to the young dudes & dudettes who might not have heard these tunes…
Anyway, these four tunes and twenty others can be accessed below, click the menu for the complete list.
This Playlist is limited to very early (50s & 60s tunes;) it is not necessarily unchangeable.
I’ll add to this post when I have more time.
Hit the 2nd button from bottom left to excite the menu, if it is not available…
The following link will take you to the [Full-size] Video Player on YouTube, if you would prefer to view the videos there; you’ll also be able to access more LVBC favorites/videos: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DAAD1DF6F82EF586
This playlist is copyrighted (c.) by [WilliamC1-YouTube Channel] & [The LasVegasBuffetClub.]
Anthony & Mario’s Broadway Pizzeria – in a strip-mall near the Palace Station (off Sahara) is a great little get-away place. Nondescript, this locals pizzeria in the Smith’s shopping-center is a good place to have a NY slice or two, or a pasta dinner. Nothing fancy, just good food for a few bucks.
From Las Vegas Boulevard & Sahara Avenue, drive west (a few blocks) to Rancho Drive (Palace Station,) turn right and drive a few more blocks till you see the Smith’s grocery store (on the left.) Broadway Pizzeria is on the north side of the parking lot:
840 S Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89106-3837
This place has enough New York in it to make a Wyoming cowboy squirm…