The Film: The spotlight is on Jake Gyllenhall as he plays the Prince of Persia based on the video game. As proved with Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney knows how to expand a story based on not much of anything. Prince of Persia is shot in an epic style and it likely to please families because of its good clean fun. At times the film came across as corny due to duties of emulating the video game which include video games like back flips and unbelievable jumps by the leading man.
Two of the strongest ingredients of the film are Gyllenhall and Ben Kingsley. He is a fabulous layered actor who can evoke powerful emotion through his big blue sappy eyes as he plays Prince Dastan. Kingsley is a joy to watch as a master actor as the King’s brother Nizam. The two are supported with an engaging cast rounded out with the always entertaining Alfred Molina (Spiderman II, Frida).
In the tradition of Raiders of the Lost and The Mummy, the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time shares the mystical concepts of curses, Gods and snakes; however, the hero is not an archaeologist but a Prince. His adventure to put all things as they should involves a beautiful mouthy princess (Gemma Atherton) as his pain in the butt. As there learn to be amicable toward each other, they join forces to prevent a Sandstorm which could destroy the world.
Admittedly, The Prince of Persia has a few surprising twists and turns plus a cool ending. The audience enthusiastically clapped at the end of show. Despite finding many moments to be hokey, all in all it is a good film. The dynamic between as his brothers will most guessing. The characters are not flat but fleshed out. Furthermore, Disney deserves high marks for providing a truly family friendly film.
Food: Our website has a number of great recipe selection from Armenia to Lebanon. Click here to for the Armenian Bell Pepper Recipe
See article on the Multicultural Jake Gyllenhall
Warm up the grill. Pull out the deep fryer. Get the deepest pot for the crabs. Make room in the kitchen. It is time to prepare for our favorite American Outdoor cooking holidays throughout the Summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Besides the obvious of Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, the Multi Cultural Cooking Network provides American cooking with the twist of diversity of American Cultural Cooking. Have Fun by incorporating recipes of your fellow American of various cultural descent. Before we check out the recipes. Learn some decorative ideas for the Patriotic Cook-out from Event Specialist Artraya Daniels. Click on Food Below for Recipes-Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor and Chief.
- Jello Flag Cake
- Cake Batter Ice Cream
- Blue Razz Sundae
- Jello Freedom Pops
- Pound Cake
- Peach Cobbler
- Editor’s Tip: Red Velvet- Pick your favorite Box Cake Mix to bake your cake when done. Drizzle the red velvet cake with Maraschino cherry juice while cake is still warm cover cake. When room temp add cream cheese frosting. Slice and enjoy
- Red Velvet Cupcakes are very popular. For LA folks, I suggest Porto’s Bakery, Simply Cakes of Sweetville(online only), and Famous Cupcakes. For the best slice of Red Velvet Cake visit Ms. Peaches in North Hollywood.
Pick up Cupcakes from Swirls (Location through Los Angeles- Love the strawberry milkshake cupcake and blueberry) or Brooklyn Cupcakes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cupcakes shops are easy to be found.
Get Patriotic with a Blue Martini and throw in a cherry for some red color
Cumin (also spelled cummin) is a member of the parsley family and is cultivated in extremely hot summer temperatures. It is the dried seed harvested from the herb cuminum. Native to Iran and the Mediterranean region, the yellow-brown spice’s history goes back to ancient times, even being found in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs . Cumin is also mentioned in the Bible twice (Isaiah 28:27 and Matthew 23:23). Ground cumin has a slightly oily texture and when it is fresh the spice is more pungent than its seed form; however, the seeds are able to retain its pungency for a longer time. Use with care because the spice is so strong that it can blot the taste of other spices used in whatever you are cooking.
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Read more about other Spices such as Lemongrass in our Healthy Living Section at MCCN
Allie is MCCN’s teen spokesperson for childhood obesity. She will be providing solutions for healthy after-school and summer snack choices.
On Saturday May 22 Let’s Eat! Charles Street will take place in Baltimore Maryland, 10 of Charles Street’s best restaurants will tantilize your taste buds with the most delictable foods. From 12-5p.m., the entire family can enjoy great food, live music, and other family activities. Admission is free. Food and beverage prices may vary.
Let’s Eat! Charles Street will take place on the 300 block of North Charles Street, between Saratogo and Mulberry Street.
Let’s Eat! Charles Street is organized by the Historic Charles Street Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote the businesses, cultural attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and retail establishments along the Charles Street corridor.
For more information contact Michele Coiron at (410) 332-4144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih may be the pride and joy of her native Lebanese village, but the 24-year-old beauty contestant is far less popular among some leaders in the Middle East.
In an interview Tuesday with Lebanese television, Hezbollah official Hassan Fadlallah reportedly had few glowing words to describe Fakih, who became the first Muslim American on Sunday to secure the crown.
“The criteria through which we evaluate women are different from those of the west,” Fadlallah told the television station, AFP reported. READ MORE
After working in restaurants around the world, original Executive Chef Darren “Mickey” Vernon of the Painted Lady returns to teahouse and restaurant. There are also more changes to teahouse/restaurant from decor to an outdoor eating area. See Video
The scone is a small British quick bread (or cake if recipe includes sugar) of Scottish origin. Scones are especially popular in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United States, but are eaten in many other countries. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea.
The pronunciation of the word across the United Kingdom varies. According to one academic study, two-thirds of the British population pronounce it /ˈskɒn/.
The word scone derives perhaps from the Middle Dutch schoonbrood (fine white bread), from schoon (pure, clean) and brood (bread). The Oxford English Dictionary reports that the first mention of the word was in 1513.
The original scone was round and flat, usually the size of a small plate. It was made with unleavened oats and baked on a griddle (or girdle, in the Scots language), then cut into triangle-like quadrants for serving. Today, many would call the large round cake a bannock, and call the quadrants scones.- (Wikepedia)
Can’t make it to Pimilco? Try making this drink at home!
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
1/2 oz Cointreau
6 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Pineapple Juice
Combine ingredients, stir, and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple, orange slice, and cherry brochette.
Makes two 12oz glasses
For more drink ideas visit: http://www.starchefs.com/