A few years ago, I found out that a new Karate Kid was in the works. Like any die hard fan of the original films starring Ralph Macchio, I was not happy about this until I saw a glimpse of hope in the trailer. The film looks stylish and ready to please the people that were in high school when the original hit theaters in 1984. Now, The Karate Kid is coming to theaters for a new generation and with some serious star power including Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, Jackie Chan and the new Karate Kid is Jaden Smith (Son of Wil and Jada Pinkett Smith). The story takes place in China. The trailer shows some innovations to classic scenes from the series of The Karate Kid including the famous chopsticks scene. Visit http://www.multiculturalcooking.net/en2/food-history/asia for the history of the chopsticks. – Crystal Johnson MCCN Editor & Film Critic
One of the morals of the story in the Princess and the Frog is that is doesn’t matter what you like. A wise blind character says, “What matters is what is under the skin.” While we celebrate cultural diverstity, The Multi Cultural Cooking Network shares the ideal of cultural harmony. The story celebrates multi-cultural friendships, romance and multi-cultural influenced food of New Orleans. Enjoy the trailer. See our review, coverage of the Prince of the Frog Cookbook, red carpet and more at MCCN Video Section
Sure, the classic broadway song Seasons of Love is not your traditional holiday song but the story of Rent takes place during Christmas time and the cast filled with cultural diversity which we love to celebrate at MCCN. However, aside from culture which is down played in the story in a wonderful way, a recurring theme in Rent is the problem of homelessness. The holiday season tends to make it easier to supply food to those in need. Many organizations have can food drives or need help in soup kitchens. Make this a season of love.
Check back here for updates of where you can help in your area.
Join Todd Coleman, Saveur magazine’s food editor, as he makes this south-of-the-border breakfast classic.
The MCCN catches up with Kate Walsh at an American Cancer Society event. Erika L. Holmes reports
Find out what Co-star Tim Daly says is the BEST SANDWICH AND WHERE
MCCN caught up with super model and actress Molly Sims at the USA Today Hollywood Hero Awards. She shares about the cake which reminds her of home, Red Velvet. See her Mom’s Recipe
Recipe for Red Velvet Cupckes from Bobbie Lloyd of New York’s Magnolia Bakery
• Preheat oven at 350 degrees F • 3 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising) • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened • 2 cups sugar • 3 large eggs, at room temperature • 6 tablespoons red food coloring • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar • 1 1/2 teaspoons_ baking soda • Set timer for 10 minutes • Check cupcakes after 10 mins. are up • Bake for about another 10 minutes
Mandatory- Enjoy Cupcakes!
Looks like Princess Tiana is not the only lovely lady in the spotlight from New Orleans at the Disney World Premiere of the Princess and the Frog. Lincoln Heights star Erica Hubbard talks to MCCN about her favorite desserts and New Orleans food.