Breakfast at Tiffanys Roundup (Chicks in a Nest)

Friday, July 31, 2009

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It’s time again for another great Dinner and a Movie roundup.  July’s movie selection is the delightful, yet occasionally dark film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, directed by Blake Edwards and starring the luminous Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.

While the reception I received upon choosing this film for DaaM, was generally quite positive, there was also some negative feedback too.  I have agonized for days as to whether I should even bring this up or not, but I feel I that I need to address it before getting into the roundup.   There has apparently been a lot of controversy surrounding Breakfast at Tiffany’s regarding the negative Asian stereotype created by Mickey Rooney’s portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi, Holly’s “Japanese” neighbor in the movie.   I’m not normally a political person and I try to avoid controversy whenever possible.  However, some people that I respect and admire were upset by this.  I just want it to be crystal clear that it was never my intent to offend anyone by selecting this film for DaaM, especially those I consider to be friends!   I do not condone this, or any stereotypes of any kind, be they racial, ethnic or gender related.  Being an Italian-American, I am all too familiar with these kinds of labels!   If I was insensitive in my choice of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I apologize.  I picked it because it was an old classic and a childhood favorite of mine.  Now, I’d like to move on to the happy ending. read more >>

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TWD: Raspberry Blanc-Manger

Tuesday, July 21, 2009107 Comments

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Saturday, July 18, 200936 Comments

When most people think of Italian Wedding Soup, they understandably associate it with weddings.  Sounds logical, right?  Well, what if I told you that this popular Italian dish has nothing to do with weddings at all?  Yes, it’s true.  Before you scoff, let me explain.
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Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Thursday, July 9, 200928 Comments

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July Dinner and a Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sunday, July 5, 200925 Comments

For this month’s Dinner and a Movie event, I’ve selected another one of my favorite films of all time – Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Released in 1961, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an utterly delightful, yet occasionally dark film about life, love and following your dreams. It was …

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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