Scheer took Herman Melville's massive novel and, while providing a sense of life at sea -- the storms, the whale hunting in dinky rowboats, the task of rendering blubber into oil -- shaped it into a tale of relationships.
Cooking is a critical skill that grows with time and provides the ability to care for oneself or a family. It is independence from poor food choices and from the world of absolutely unhealthy processed food.
"Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - A Celebration of New Orleans Blues" is part heartfelt travelogue, part uncomfortable small club gig. Laurie's enthusiasm for all parts of Southern culture is matched by his charm in discussing it.
The fashion and trendsetting aspect of food is part of our culture like skinny jeans and ubiquitous boots. We lose sight of its sustenance and connection to wellness and survival. It borders on the obscene.