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We Will Miss You, Paul Newman

27 Sep

What a class act … there will never be another Paul Newman.

The following passage appeared on the Newman’s Own web site:

For 25 years, we at Newman’s Own have had a front row seat to watch Paul’s entrepreneurial brilliance, humor, and compassion at work helping those in need. Our company motto, “Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good,” was Paul’s vision for Newman’s Own and it is a philosophy we are proud to continue. Paul occasionally referred to Newman’s Own as the “joke that got out of control” and would express astonishment at its success. Despite this humorous approach, Paul was committed to the company’s business and to providing top-notch quality – he brought all-natural food products to a wide audience long before it was fashionable. And he was one of the greatest recyclers, giving back to charity all the money he earned from the sale of Newman’s Own products.

Paul’s trademark smile and sense of humor are very evident in this rare screen test with the legendary James Dean for the movie that would become “East of Eden.”

I had many favorite Newman flicks … too many to mention here. Loved Cool Hand Luke and The Hustler. Hud was a sleeper. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was classic. The Sting was great too. But the best of all was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Just like in the movies, Paul went out with both guns blazing …

“Moscow Mule” Delivers a Kick

27 Sep

In 1941, in order to sell exotic “white whiskey” (a.k.a. vodka) and move a supply of ginger beer, liquor distributor John G. Martin and Jack Morgan, owner of the Cock ‘n’ Bull bar in Hollywood, created the Moscow Mule. To achieve the drink’s signature strong “mule-kick” finish, be sure to use a quality naturally brewed ginger beer, like Fentiman’s or Reed’s.


  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chilled ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge


  • Fill tall glass with ice. Add vodka & lime juice, then ginger beer; stir; Garnish with lime wedge.

Guy’s Twice-Fried Plantains

27 Sep

This is a recipe from Guy’s Big Bite on Food Network. Good, spicy island stuff.

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