2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

It’s time to close out another 12 Days of Oscar.  The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will air tonight hosted by Chris Rock, from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  This year’s awards are laden with criticism concerning the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees.  Several of Hollywood’s elite are boycotting this year’s awards, while several… More 2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

Crumpets

Today’s 12 Days of Oscar film is the 1964 film My Fair Lady.  Professor and phonetics scholar Henry Higgins boasts to Colonel Pickering that he can teach any person to speak in such a way that the person could pass for a duke or duchess at an embassy ball.  He chooses to teach Eliza Doolittle,… More Crumpets

Challah Bread

We’re one day away from the Oscars and one film away from the final film in this year’s 12 Days of Oscar feature here.  Into the Woods, adapted from the Tony-winning musical of the same name, crosses several of the plots of the characters from Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  The Baker (James Corden) and his Wife (Emily… More Challah Bread

Eggs Benedict with Quick and Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Today is day five of 12 Days of Oscar, and the second film in this year’s series that’s an Oscar winner.  The 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, the only category in which it was nominated.  Following a divorce, Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) works to find a way to spend more… More Eggs Benedict with Quick and Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Grissini

U.S. skier Maddie Bowman took gold yesterday in the women’s ski halfpipe event.  The U.S. women’s ice hockey team lost to the gold medal winning Canadian team in overtime, and won silver.  Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova won gold, making her the first Russian woman figure skater ever to win gold. As the Winter Olympics wind… More Grissini