I was going skip over doing a review of Spiderman 2 because the depths of comic book world idiosyncrasies are so vast. Sometimes you can produce a good story but it does not feel like what the fan following was expecting. Others time you can perfectly cast, and create the essence of the story but fail at developing the story correctly. This seems to be the almost unanimous perspective on Amazing Spider Man 2.
There are two reasons I decided to review the film. One reason is because unlike the original Amazing Spiderman, the second installment drew men with the back story. I couldn’t get past the beginning of the Amazing Spiderman’s first installation. I thought it opened horribly and I was bored to tears…I’m mean to sleep while trying to watch it on DVD. I woke tried watching again and fell asleep. This has only happened to me one other time and that was when I watched Batman 2 with Michael Keaton but this time I fell asleep in the theater. I watched most of it but I thought it was awful. Spiderman 2 opens with the story of Richard Parker. It is dramatic and pulls you in. Normally, too many villains really bothers me. Paul Giamatti was simply a waste of screen time as Rhino. Many think that the character, Electro played by Jamie Foxx was unnecessary and transformation to an evil person was contrived. Conversely, I thought it was established well that before his transformation from Max to Electro, this character was playing with a full deck. Then there is Harry Osborn, this where I did see a contrived relationship which leaned on two much exposition about their relationship by the characters rather than really developing something we could see and believe on-screen. I love the Tobey MacGuire films of Spiderman and Spiderman 2. However, fans will of the comic book franchise to tend to overwhelming say Andrew Garfield epitomizes Peter Parker. Although, Garfield is not benefitting from the great material that Macguire had. Now on to my second reason for reviewing this film was to bring food related convo to the table.
The Food: Gwen Stacy asks Peter Parker to meet her at a Dim Sum restaurant in New York’s Chinatown called Nom Wah. This is not just any restaurant by the first Dim Sum Parlor in Chinatown since 1920. The real life Garfield and Stone are enchanting on-screen as a couple Stacy and Parker . You can see the characters below in front of the restaurant. If you are feeling romantic then imagine romantic evening of Chinese food including Dim Sum, a Cantonese style dish . If you are in New York, you can recreate the mood by taking a trip to Nom Wah. Follow it up with ice cream for dessert. It is another food moment Parker and Stacy have together.
Gwen Stacy(Emma Stone) and Peter Parker (Andrew Garfied) in front of Nom Wah’s ! in Chinatown.
When I was kid listening to My Philosophy, I didn’t notice that KRS One said he was a vegetarian. Randomly, I was having a
flashback moment, watched the video and heard it crystal clear that he mentions this in the song. Then I decided 25 years later to find out if this still hold true about the artist and I stumbled upon this very thorough article about a bunch of Hip Hop artist that happen to be Vegetarians and vegans. – READ MORE
Prelude to article by Crystal A. Johnson, MCCN Editor
You open the fridge, drag out the cottage cheese, check for fur, and if there isn’t any, you say, “Honey? Will you sniff this?” This is not, however, the approved method of checking for freshness. The approved way lies in a voluntary system of labeling.
Yes, voluntary. The only items required by federal law to be labeled for expiration are infant formula and some baby foods; some states also mandate pulling dairy from store shelves on the expiration date.
Learn the Lingo of Expiration Dates
This brings us to terminology. The actual term “Expiration Date” refers to the last date a food should be eaten or used. Last means last — proceed at your own risk.
Other, more commonly spotted terms are:
- “Sell by” date. The labeling “sell by”
- “Best if used by (or before)”
- “Born on” date
- “Guaranteed fresh”
- “Use by”
Find out what these terms mean at Web MD
Chef Gilberto(L) with Chef Angel at tasting of Sabores Yucatecos Cookbook recipes.
Chef Gilberto Centina , owner the Los Angeles restaurant Chichen Itza presents his new cookbook Sabores Yucatecos, the Spanish version. An English version of the book was published first. The acclaimed cookbook won the First Place Award for Best Cookbook in the Latino Literacy Now’s 2013 International Latino Book Awards. The English version was the first cookbook written of it’s kind with a focus on cuisine of the Yucatan.
Chef Gilberto was born and reared in Tizmin located in the Yucatan of Mexico. As a kid he grew up helping his mom prepare delicious meals. The inspiring aromas woke up passion for cooking. However, as an adult Chef Gilberto sought work and successfully began working in engineering but the passion for cooking was still there. Eventually, he moved to the United States and began working in the culinary industry perfecting his abilities in the culinary arts. In 2001 he open his restaurant Chichen Itza.
MCCN’s editor and I have both gotten the opportunity to taste the spectacular cuisine of Chef Gilberto. We hope your attempt at trying the recipes from Sabores Yucatecos allows you to truly experience Chef Gilberto’s creativity and richly flavorful food.
Written by Chef Angel Marquez.