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May 4 - May 10: Movies and Music This week

Every week each of our Movies and Music Library Team will be bringing you the best of what we're watching and listening to so you can enjoy it too.
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Jeff's Picks

Kanopy has a wealth of Movies, Documentaries and instructional videos available to stream for free with your library card. Register through our website to receive 15 free movies each month.

Big Night is a gorgeous, beautifully acted film in which actors Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub play brothers planning a celebrity night to help rescue their failing Italian restaurant. It is at turns joyful and tragic. I never imagined watching someone scramble an egg could be so mesmerizing.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto is a 2014 PBS documentary featuring Michael Pollan exploring the American food industry and how to eat a healthy diet.

Every Day Gourmet is a Great Courses instructional series produced in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America. Master Chef Bill Briwa teaches the basics needed to succeed as a chef, everything from flavor balances, use of seasonal ingredients, to knife skills and cooking techniques. He takes you from appetizers to desserts.

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Tamara's Picks

For our Food themed week, my submission is an album from Alexander Street:

If you didn't get a chance to see José-Luis Orozco perform his lively and educational songs during our Free Family Concerts in 2018, or you did and want another taste, you can stream his bilingual album ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! from our collection of Online Music: Smithsonian Global Sounds for Libraries.

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Anne's Picks

Weezer's Pork and Beans

Kanopy selection: Ingmar Bergman's 1957 masterpiece Wild Strawberries. A professor makes a physical journey to accept an honorary award and simultaneously embarks on a profound journey of self-discovery.

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Diane's Picks

The Bullish Farmer- this was an inspiring and informative film that I saw at San Jose's Cinequest Film Festival a couple of years ago, and am happy to say it is now accessible free to library card holders on Kanopy! It is the true story of a man who leaves his lucrative career on Wall Street to pursue his dream and become a farmer.

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Adrienne's Picks

Enjoy this Vitamin C Mix on Spotify for a fruit salad of tracks to make your week a bit sweeter!

Hungry for more? Log in to Freegal and stream/download Fiona Apple’s new album, Fetch The Bolt Cutters.

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Kay's Picks

This week I'd like to recommend a few things:

Food Delicious Science on Kanopy- I just enjoy PBS documentaries. It was quite interesting learning about the ways food interacts with our bodies - and getting to see delicious food being made.

Gordon Ramsay Shows How to Make Lamb Chops at Home - Watching Gordon Ramsay try to make a meal in ten minutes and direct his daughters filming at the same time was amusing, and a great way to take your mind off the news for a bit.

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Don's Picks

A Day in India from the web series The Perennial Plate is one of the most delicious collages of food and culture in short musical video form that I've seen. TPP is a web series on Vimeo following chef Daniel Klein as he explores different cultures and their relation to food.

Farm to Market from The Perennial Plate covers the process and lifestyle of small farmers who bring their vegetables to the local farmer's market. A fascinating look at how the beautiful produce makes it to market.

Finally, for us sourdough fans, it's a pleasure to see Jake Gylenhaal has joined our ranks!

Debra's Picks

A selection of Glorious Food Songs from Freegal.

Hold Tight (I Want Some Seafood Mama) - Fats Waller

Uriti is the new international restaurant in Rome, where you can get global cuisine, anything from cannelloni to chicken chow mein. From the Broadway show Bravo, Giovanni.

Coffee Cantata with Sumi Jo

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Terye's Picks

Alice Waters and her Delicious Revolution - Kanopy
We now have more time to devote to cooking, and to learn of chefs and what they can teach us. Through Kanopy we can watch documentaries on talented and influential Chefs. Alice Waters and her Delicious Revolution is a fantastic program that was on American Masters in 2003, and highlights was makes the chef and owner of Chez Panisse the star she is.

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Or, if you’re like me, who loves food but cannot cook no matter who teaches me, you might enjoy watching Whites. An English comedy sitcom about the behind-the-scenes antics at a country house hotel's upscale restaurant.

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RL's Picks

A lovely German film on Kanopy titled Mostly Martha.
"Dry, Lea. Quails go dry, not tough."

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Movies & Music - Question of the Week

In the song "Scarborough Fair," which two herbs go with 'Parsley and Sage?'

In the song "Scarborough Fair," which two herbs go with 'Parsley and Sage?'
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In the song "Scarborough Fair," which two herbs go with 'Parsley and Sage?'

  • Dill and Coriander
  • Basil and Thyme
  • Mint and Basil
  • Rosemary and Thyme
  • Fennel and Chamomile

Last week's trivia answer was: Men at Work.

Our Video Pick

"Pork and Beans" by Weezer

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