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Philly Blogger - Le Anne Lindsay, The Film-centric Foodie

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Tinsel & Tine (Reel & Dine) The name is a take off of Tinseltown, using the tines of a fork. We're about discovering & covering what’s pleasing in Film, Food & Philly Events. Posts weave personal anecdotes, observations and pop-culture into movie reviews, interviews and film festival coverage. We do tasty “Tine rated” restaurant reviews, feature food industry folks and events, and whenever possible, highlight the simpatico of food in film!

You may notice that my upbeat writing style is most often geared towards film promotion rather than dissecting a movie. I enjoy highlighting and showcasing, while still interjecting my own truth, aesthetic and humor. My posts include links, excerpts, videos and interviews from other blogs and entertainment publications, in an effort to help promote both the movie and fellow writer's work.  Same holds true for foodie posts, however T & T tends to be a main course of the film industry and a side dish of the food industry.

Why did I start Tinsel & Tine?  Because I fell in love with the blogging medium and asked myself what do I love enough to write about all the time?

The Answer: I always feel like a kid at the movies! It never gets old for me. I also really understand and appreciate good storytelling; yet oddly, I was never what most would call a film buff - still am not, however, I've learned a lot about the industry since starting the blog. My other passion is good food, just love to eat!  I don't cook a lot (any more), but there's nothing better than getting a good table at a cozy restaurant and settling in for a nice long meal. I'm also obsessed with good cake! And thus began Tinsel & Tine: Reel & Dine.

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About Me Personally: I'd describe myself as being a person of integrity and discernment. But I'm also easy-going, and try to make those around me feel at ease. That is until I'm pushed passed my limit then I become brutally honest, which surprisingly affects people more than any other retaliation.

I grew up watching a lot of romantic old movies. My favorite being Rebecca. And a lot of movie musicals, my favorite being Gigi.  Happiness for me is beautiful surroundings, glamour, charm, sophistication, relaxation, mysticism, good cigars, good food & drink, good friends, the beach, shooting craps, fashion, including my life long quest for a walk-in closet - well, more than a closet, a wardrobe room/oasis!

I'm single, no kids, no pets and still believe in finding love.

Le Anne Lindsay
The Film-centric Foodie

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Food n Film: BURNT

Food n Film: BURNT
Bradley Cooper has more than charisma, he has an over abundance of Chi, which radiates out from him; so for me, this role as temperamental and damaged chef Adam Jones, who also inspires great love and admiration from those around him, works on the level of characterization. In fact, I think he's among a very short list of actors who would be able to pull off being so self-involved and yet likable. Doesn't hurt that he really speaks French too! READ POST

Food n Film: CHEF

Food n Film: CHEF
Much of the movie centers around the father/son relationship, and how much they learn from each other. But the real star of the film is all the food preparation, every other scene made me groan with want of everything up on that screen! Particularly the perfectly roasted and rubbed brisket, the crispy fat of the pork belly, sizzling bacon and the much ballyhooed Chocolate Lava Cake. READ POST


The key to deciphering both the city it beautifully depicts and the man who eats it best - City of Gold

By Tinsel & Tine Contributor Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)

What Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times food critic/writer, has done for food writing journalism and for the restaurants that he loves, the movie, City of Gold has done for Jonathan Gold and Los Angeles and its surrounding environs – it has planted taco covered kisses on them... READ POST

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT
If you’re a foodie movie lover who saw Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey (see T&T post), this summer you may be wondering what delicious visual journey might be awaiting you in the theater next. Well, how about a look back at his film Chocolat (2000), which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Hallström’s has a special talent for turning cooking into a dramatic movie journey...READ MORE


...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA
Personally, I like the unevenness of it, because I fell in love with the post World War II, Parisian sights, sounds, food and romance between Julia and Paul. I always felt a bit jarred back into reality when the scenes returned to Julie's meltdowns and cramped kitchen.READ POST

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE
Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST


With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST

Food n Film: WAITRESS

Food n Film: WAITRESS
In this 2007 film, Keri Russell stars as Jenna - a desolate diner waitress seeking solace in the art of pie-making. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she’s eager to escape her husband and her small-town hell and sets about to make a run for it by entering an out of town pie baking contest. READ POST


Those of us in attendance were not only given the opportunity to see Babette's Feast, the Oscar winning, Danish film, considered one of the all-time great "food films"; we also got to taste Babette's menu! READ POST


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15 Top Food in Film Flicks

15 Top Food in Film Flicks
Cozy Quilt of Food Movies, we'll add more patches as T &T discovers more films where food plays the biggest "roll"

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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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