– This show has been remade multiple times but it is the original in Danish and Swedish which rocks Bron/Broen
– Helen Mirren plays a detective in a field fraught with misogyny. Prime Suspect
– Jamie Dorman is a serial killer and Gillian Anderson is the DCI after him. This BBC series has depth and mystery. The Fall
– Olivia Coleman is a detective and shows great range, conflicting states of being and depth. This is a twisting mystery over two seasons. The cinematography is breathtaking as is the score. . David Tennant also stars. Broadchurch
– This HBO series is beautifully acted in it’s dark and moody NYC setting. The feet of John Turturro alone make it a classic. The Night Of
The Godfather – This 1972 class will have you craving spaghetti and meatballs ala Mafia captain Clemenza.
– This film has so many recipes and food scenes, you’ll be running to the kitchen or grabbing delivery in no time. Tortilla Soup
Goodfellas – Paulie’s razor blade garlic technique is almost as famous as the movie is.
Julie and Julia – Any movie about Julia Child you know is going to have good food. Watch Julia chop onions and the Beef Bourguignon is a new classic.
– This Ang Lee directed film has dish after dish after dish of extrodinairy Taiwanese cuisine. Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
Deiss PRO Zester – Fresh Lemon Zest of the right grind to bring out the flavor is a must for lemon cake. This is the one.
Plastic Flexible Cutting Boards – cheap and great, easy clean. Can bend and use to funnel food into the pan
Silicon Spatulas – High heat resistant, dishwasher safe. From stir fry to sauces, good to the last drop in the jar.
Egg Whisk – A small stainless steel thick 8 wire egg whisk is not just for eggs. Sauces, whipped cream, pancakes, this little devil does the task.
Zyliss Knives – These are cheap, dishwasher safe and have covers. Mostly they are sharp
– This technically isn’t sauce but add this to any chocolate cake or brownie recipe and you will inhale the results. Godiva Chocolate Liquor
Ghirardelli Black Label – Versatile and thick, this sauce can be used in drinks and deserts.
Torani Dark Chocolate – Another sauce commonly used in coffee but oh so much more including brownies. This sauce is vegan too.
– Another verstile vegan sauce, this one is very sweet. Monin in general has incredible sryups. Monin Dark Chocolate Sauce
Hollander Dutched Chocolate Sauce– Dutched means a darker chocolate and that’s yummy. This one is also vegan.
– Roman Polanski directed this classic. Ruth Gordon as the nosey neighbor devil worshipper is a frightening delight. Rosemary’s Baby
– This 2006 documentary about a Catholic priest is bone chilling Deliver Us From Evil
– Stanley Kubrick’s mastercraft of the incongruous and lurking evil. The Shining
– Classic Hitchcock changes one’s view of the shower forever Psycho
– Fritz Lang’s 1931 German film with Peter Lorre holds up to this day. M
– This is the funniest film of all time and no, that’s not a herring! Monty Python and the Holy Grail
– Ruth Gordon is a treasure as an 80 year old free spirit. Bud Cort courts death and the two make a most interesting pair. Should be a tutoiral on Match.com. Harold and Maude
– Monty Python’s classic teaches us about gluttony, death, and the differences between religions. Meaning of Life
– Hal Ashby directed and Peter Sellers plays Chance the gardener. It is how the powerful are so self centered they project whatever they want to believe onto others. Being There
– Stanley Kubrick directed this farce about the cold war and nuclear insanity. Nothing beats watching Slim Pickin’s Bronc riding a nuclear warhead. Dr. Strangelove