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Kings of Pastry: Determination, Persistence, and Spun Sugar

Kings of Pastry: Determination, Persistence, and Spun Sugar

| February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon reviews Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary Kings of Pastry.

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Between the Sheets – Maggie Smith Drove Me to Drink.

Between the Sheets – Maggie Smith Drove Me to Drink.

| October 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

It was Maggie Smith. Maggie Smith and her cocktail parties. I don’t think my father had any idea what he was getting me into when he took me to see that picture.

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Homegrown: The 21st Century Family Farm

Homegrown: The 21st Century Family Farm

| September 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Just a mile from the skyscrapers of downtown Pasadena lies a tiny plot of land that has become the heart of an urban homesteading movement. The raised beds of the Dervaes family farm cover 1/10 of an acre. Imagine the area from a football field’s goal line to the very first 10-yard mark, or if you’re an average suburban homeowner, scan your backyard. Now, imagine harvesting 3 tons of organic food from this short span of soil every year.

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The Garden: The Life & Death of a Community Garden in LA

| May 5, 2009 | 6 Comments

The Garden is a documentary film about the life and death of a community garden in Los Angeles. After the 1992 Rodney King riots which fractured the South Central Los Angeles community, the City of Los Angeles allotted a 14-acre piece of property to the community, allowing them to create farm plots for 347 families on the corner of 41st and Alameda (two miles from the location of my grandfather’s restaurant). The creation of this garden made it the largest community garden in the United States.

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