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This edition: December 2009

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Episode Details

Original tape date: December 24, 2009.

1/ Marcel Ravin
Monaco may be small but it offers many pleasures. Among them is world class cuisine. Chef Marcel Ravin of the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel recently made his first trip to New York to prepare a Monegasque Winter Menu dinner for a reception organized by the Consulate General of Monaco and the Monaco Government Tourist Office. CANAPE watches the chef prepare his seabass confit and follows him around the Big Apple. 

2/ A Town Called Panic
What kind of review does a filmmaker want? Try this. “There’s really nothing to say about this film beyond that it’s absolutely brilliant.” So says Hollywood Reporter critic Peter Brunette of A Town Called Panic, the new stop action animation  comedy from Belgium. Our heroes -- Cowboy, Indian, and Horse, who happen to be plastic toys -- head for adventure at the center of the earth but take many surreal turns along the way. CANAPE follows along.

3/ The Waterpod
For most folks a cruise means ports of call like Bermuda or Hong Kong. For an enterprising group of ecologically minded young artists it means living on a self-sustaining barge as it stops at ports of call around the island of Manhattan. Is there a future in living as a nomad in a home that roams across the water? These artists tested the idea last summer. Photographer and sculptor Mary Mattingly and Canadian photographer Eve Tremblay are chronicling the experiment and chat with CANAPE about their floating world. 

4/ Cooking Books
Julia Child would be happy. The interest she promoted in French cooking is alive, and well in the USA. There is no better proof than the arrival of three volumes highlighting different foods and techniques of preparation. CANAPE offers a glimpse at the titles.

5/ Jeanne-Claude
In 1958 in Paris a young Bulgarian artist met a young French woman raised in Afirica. They fell in love. Their son was born in 1960. And they wrapped their first building in 1961, forever changing the world of art. They were now known as Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Many successes later in 2005 they mesmerized New Yorkers with “The Gates” project in Central Park. Jeanne-Claude passed in November 2009. CANAPE offers a tribute to a pioneering artist.

Guest List

Christo Artist

Jeanne Claude Artist

Shaun Hergatt Executive Chef, SHO Shaun Hergatt

Bernard Lambert General Manager, CEO Monte Carlo SBM

Maguy Maccario-Doyle Monaco Consul General

Mary Mattingly Artist

Marcel Ravin Executive Chef, Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

Eric Ripert Executive Chef, Le Bernardin

Eve Tremblay Artist

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