Sunday, July 24, 2016

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH HAMILL AND VIKA ZAFRIN. YOU BOTH WON COPIES OF THE CAPTAIN FANTASTIC SOUNDTRACK. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT DASHANDBELLA@GMAIL.COM AND I WILL SEND THEM ALONG. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS. SO MOVING. I WILL PASS IT ALL ALONG TO MY HUSBAND. XOXO

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I'm still cooking.

I'm still writing.

I'm still taking photos.

I'm still working on my book.

But this week, I want to tell you about something else. My husband, Matt Ross, wrote and directed a beautiful film called CAPTAIN FANTASTIC starring Viggo Mortensen. As of this weekend, it is playing all over the country. And soon it will be playing all over the world.

Here is the trailer.
Here is the official web site.
Here is where you can find local theaters playing the film.

I am giving away several copies of the Captain Fantastic soundtrack. Add your name in the comments below to enter the random drawing (and maybe a hello or your favorite movie or anything you want to say to me). Just don't post anonymously because I won't be able to track you down. I will announce the winners on August 15th so make sure to check back then.

See you next week with peaches and burrata and tales of my 3 a.m. mind.

xoxo
Phyllis
Poster by Shephard Fairey

116 comments:

  1. I am sooo looking forward to seeing this movie after reading about it in the NY Times a while back. I'd love a copy of the soundtrack! Also, if it means anything, I have a son named Dash, too.

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  2. We went to see it on opening day in Denver (literally made it to the very first showing!) and we're already planning on going to see it a second time. And after that I'm sure there will be a third. I laughed and cried like a motherfucker, and Thom and I decided it was one of the most moving films we've ever seen. High fives to Matt and the rest of the gang.

    Also: Viggo. OWW OWW.

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  3. I have been dying to see this movie and am so excited to do so, soon. I've loved watching Matt as Gavin Belson on SV and can't wait to see a different side of him as a writer and director. Would love a copy of the soundtrack!

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  4. Hi, on my summer hols - going to the movies is top of the to do list for relaxation so I am super excited to watch Captain Fantastic at my local independent theatre! It's showing this weekend!! Can't wait. What special food should I smuggle in to enjoy?

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  5. As soon as I saw the trailer, I was excited and I can't wait to see it. It looks like such a beautiful film!

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  6. I'm so excited to go see this today! I'm in Vancouver BC waiting for the birth of our first child. The small town where we live doesn't have maternity services so we had to come to the city. They aren't playing this movie in our little town so I'm thrilled to be able to see it here! Tatiana Oleksy

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  7. Hey Phyllis, Chris and I can't wait to see the movie this week. Congrats to your husband! You guys rock. - Maria

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  8. Hello! I've had the showtimes open on my laptop for the past ten days.. I think it's happening on Wednesday. I can't wait! And yes to all the stone fruits + all the burrata in the land.

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  9. Hi Phyllis,
    Hoping CF comes to sleepy little Hilo soon!
    Meanwhile, Cyrus still continues to request "anchovy pie" as he calls your cheese tart from early D and B!
    Hope all is well with you and family. Can't wait for your book!!

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  10. So thrilled to find your equally fantastic salad recipes (just to start) and as another Berkeley home cook, I especially appreciate those which come straight from my back yard garden. Can't wait to see the new film and hear the soundtrack!

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  11. well, you know I'm alternately thrilled and apprehensive about this movie, since I feel like we might live in a parallel kind of universe in some ways! but cannot WAIT to see, it's supposed to open near us later this week.

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  12. I love your blog and can't wait for your book!

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  13. Looks like it's open near me so I will have to carve out the time to go see it!

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  14. Hi Phyllis,
    Michael and I are super excited to see Captain Fantastic (it just came to Montclair, NJ!) and would love to have the soundtrack for our road trip in August! Thrilled for Matt and all of you! And enjoying a summer of ice cream - including your strawberry and nutella flavors. All best, Lisa

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  15. We are heading out tonight to see it! Already heard from others (not connected with you) that we NEED to see this movie. :)

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  16. yay! so exciting for you all and can't wait to see it!

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  17. Looking forward to seeing the film in DC!

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  18. I was just digging through your archives when I saw a new post pop up. I miss your posts, I'm excited for your book, and congratulations on what must be an exciting time in your home!

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  20. Was at Sundance and couldn't get tickets. I'm so excited to see it SOON!

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  21. Hi Phyllis,

    I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. Would love the soundtrack.

    Have a great day

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  22. Hi. My wife and I saw The movie this past weekend and really loved it, when our 12 year old son comes home from summer camp we want to see it again with him. Please thank your husband for me, the movie was beauty.

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  23. Congratulations to your husband. Hoping I'll get to see the movie. Thanks for the chance to win the soundtrack.

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  24. Planning to see this at the Piedmont Theater this weekend! Looking forward to it. Congrats to your husband :)

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  25. We saw it this weekend as a whole family. It was awesome. I was particularly touched by how much my autistic son loved it. We continue to have discussion today about the movie. AWESOME job Matt.

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  26. this is awesome! congrats on such a work of art!

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  27. What an achievement making a truly unique and lovely and heartbreaking movie in todays world of sequels and nonsense! My parents saw it and have ordered all of us to see it. And I shall- this week. It has no competition. What a wildly creative couple you two are!!!

    Elizabeth

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  28. It has been a delight to watch the *birth* of this film through your eyes and words. I love how much you love this success for your husband; it really resonates. It helps too that it is work you can be so proud of, for him -- obviously it is his heart and soul out there, for all the world to see.

    I hope also that you will please add me to your distribution list when your book is released. I am a freelance food & travel writer and would love a review copy, if possible. My email is Christiana.Roussel@gmail.com

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  29. Cant wait to see this movie this week!!!

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  30. Just saw the movie on Friday and it was absolutely brilliant!! One of my favorites ever. So beautiful and thought-provoking.

    -Jonah

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  31. Planning to see The Film this weekend in Atlanta. Thanks for your blog as well, it's wonderful.

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  32. It is such a wonderful movie on so many levels!

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  33. I'm dying to see it but it's not playing in our area. :( So, I really really hope I win!!! Oh, and one of my favorite movies is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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  34. This looks fantastic, Phyllis! Thanks for telling us about it. Very much looking forward to seeing it soon.

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  35. Fabulous poster, can only imagine the film. Thanks!

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  36. Looks like a great film. Hope to find somewhere to watch locally.

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  37. I love the trailer. Actually, I watched the trailer and cried at work. So now I have to see it — good thing it's playing near me. Thank you for letting us know it exists.

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  38. Hey there, my husband and I were just at the Stonybrook Film Festival in NY and saw the poster and the name alone made us want to see it. AND Viggo AND now your husband? Love when all things are connected. Love your cooking, love your writing, love your photos. Can't wait for the book. (And maybe the soundtrack.)

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  39. Hi Phyllis. My name's Ianina and I'd love to participate in this wonderful giveaway. Last month I went to the Nantucket Film Festival and CAPTAIN FANTASTIC was the 1st movie I saw. I looooved it so much that I went to see it a 2nd time. It was actually the last movie I saw before leaving so it was perfect. It is now 1 of my favorite movies and I've been telling everyone not just to run but fly to see it. I love this version of Sweet Child O' Mine which is why I'd be beyond thrilled if I was 1 of the lucky winners. I'm already happy with all the rave reviews so congrats to your husband Matt on such a magnificent work. I have a question: Is it "Yerba Mate" what Viggo's character drinks in the movie? I'm from Argentina and I know he's lived in South America, so I wonder whose idea it was. Thank you and I'll check back soon :)

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  40. Saw it on opening night! Cried and then cried one more time. <3

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  41. this movie is an absolute gem !!!! i saw it at the maui film festival and it was the best movie i saw there all week !! congratulations on a beautiful story, beautifully told. i laughed and cried and loved and was inspired by this amazing film !!! well done !!!

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  42. I have waited so long to see this movie Phyllis and it is finally opening where we live this coming weekend. It's all our family has talked about for months! What a treat to have the soundtrack to what we know will be a beautiful and thought provoking movie! Cheers to Matt for continued success with this film.

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  43. welcome back! missed your blog so much. congrats to your husband too!

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  44. Jen Durning - soundtrack?! Yes! Add me to the drawing :-)

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  45. It always makes me happy when your posts are in my feed, and I'm super excited about this one.. Can't wait to see this movie. Keep on keepin' on Phyllis!

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  46. Impatiently awaiting your book! In the meantime I'd love to have some new tunes to listen to :)

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  47. Wow....this sounds fantastic and inspiring!! So hoping CF makes it to my local theater. If not I will chase it down. :)

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  48. I found it!! Going for sure :)

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  49. Cannot wait to see the film! The trailer we loved, the NYT interview Matt did with the scene in the bus, we loved. Soooo proud and happy for you guys!!!

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  50. Friday: saw Captain Fantastic, and was captivated by the soundtrack. Today: read "Wreckage", and made two mental notes. 1. Must watch Madonna's Cherish immediately, and 2. wow that was good.

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  51. Your husband's movie looks fantastic! :)

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  52. It's playing right up the street from me!! I'll go see it tomorrow! Glad to hear from you again. Love your blog.

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  53. So incredibly happy for your and Matt's success!!! x,elizabeth

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  54. It looks like such a wonderful movie, I can imagine you're proud of your husband!
    I will go and see it, once it hits theaters in the Netherlands.
    I'm also really looking forward to your book.
    In the mean time I've been drooling over your Instagram pictures! I haven't had a kitchen for over a year (stupid divorce) so I haven't been able to cook as much as I wanted to, but your pictures are giving me lots of inspiration for great salads in the mean time. But I can't wait to have a real kitchen again and COOK some real food!

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  55. I love giveaways! And peaches and burrata, so looking forward to that! Congrats to your husband, can't wait to see the movie!

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  56. Oh, I've seen the trailer for this! It looks incredible. Congrats! We're getting it in Green Bay on Friday. Excited to check it out!

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  57. Can't wait to see this and can't wait for your book!

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  58. On a recent flight from London to San Francisco, I watched a total of five movies. Amongst them, two were Tom Hiddleston features: I Saw the Light and High-Rise. I can say with absolute definiteness that High-Rise is in the All-Time Top Five of Films which Could Have Included Matt Ross's Character From American Psycho as a Victim of Cannibalism.

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  59. We took our teenage boys to see this beautiful film. It moved all of us emotionally. The film also sparked such lively conversations. Thanks to all who inspired us with their art.

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  60. I'm in! This movie looks great and I'm sure Viggo kills it. And very much looking forward to the tales of your 3 am mind.

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  61. Ah! I'm so excited to see that the film is playing at a theatre in Tucson! I'll definitely be going to see it this weekend :) I love your recipes, Phyllis. I'm forever inspired by your Instagram feed!

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  62. Hi! I can't wait to see Captain Fantastic in Seattle when it stops being so sunny. Having grown up in the woods without electricity or running water and a very weird/lovable mom, this hits home. Btw, you've seriously upped my salad game. Anchovies. Fresh herbs. Crème Fraîche . Yes. Thank you for sharing your words. <3

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  63. Our local paper ran a front page story about how the film was partially shot in our county. Otherwise I wouldn't have heard about it until probably next year. Very excited to see it after seeing the trailer and hearing the PRI interview with Viggo. It seems like in these parts we run into quite a few people who are of this character's ilk. I haven't been to an actual movie theater in almost 5 years (since having a child) but I'll get a sitter for this one! Thanks!

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  64. Saw it last night. Great movie! The dialogue, the soundrack, and omg, the acting - truly amazing! p.s. my favorite movie is The Princess Bride :)

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  65. Can't wait to see this, and would love a copy of the soundtrack! --I'm Abby, but only use gmail for my kids :)

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  66. I've seen the trailers and can't wait to see it. I'm a huge Viggo Mortensen fan. Congrats to your husband!

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  67. I've seen the movie twice now, and I can't get it out of my head. I have so many feelings and so many ideas and so many questions. I may have to see it a few more times in theatre. It's just...mindblowing. My name is Anna K. but you can call me bananaroo!

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  68. Fantastic is an apt descriptive in the title. Loved the trailer and would love to see the film.....thanks for the chance to get the soundtrack.

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  69. Saw the movie last Friday and stayed for the Q&A with your husband. What a fabulous movie. Want to tell all my friends to go see it! Miriam

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  70. Hi, looking forward to seeing the movie. Not everything gets to Hawaii but I have my fingers crossed. As far as independent movies go, it's sometimes like living in a far off country!

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  71. My husband and I have been so excited to see this film! Now even more so!

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  72. I've always adored Viggo's performances; I can't wait to see this! Congratulations to Matt on this project. xoxo

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  73. Seeing this tonight at my local arthouse. The trailer got me teary-eyed, so let's just say I'm excited. Found you on Food52 and really like what you're doing. Thanks!

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  74. Karmen in MN: can't wait to.see this film. Especially after reading all the comments. Love your blog!

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  75. Saw the trailer a few weeks ago and have been looking forward to the movie!

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  76. I just saw the movie yesterday with my 15 year old son and we loved it. I also was struck by the music and would love to win this soundtrack. I stumbled on your blog and really enjoy your point of view and drool worthy photos! Thanks for sharing your recipes and wisdom! Cheers! Brenda

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  77. Hi Phyllis!
    What a beautiful movie!!! One of the highlights of my summer. You and your fam never cease to produce inspiring material that give us all hope in a time when we need it most. Thank you!

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  78. Miss your blogging....have been re-watching Big Love and always think of you when your husband is on the screen. Can't wait to see Captain Fantastic!

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  79. Saw the movie last Saturday evening and it was fantastic! Loved it.

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  80. I LOVED this movie, as did my 11 year old. I really hope it does get released everywhere! We already saw it twice. I am planning to get the soundtrack, that was the first thing I said after I stopped crying at the end, but maybe I can win it! Please thank your husband, and of course thank you because I know from the way he frames family in this movie that you must have a strongly thoughtful and loving one. And now I know about a cool food blog from a fellow Berkeleyan

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  81. This looks fantastic. Hope to be able to see it in Germany!!!

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  82. I'm so excited to see this movie! It's been on my radar for awhile now. Very happy I checked in to your blog today :)

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  83. I'm so excited to see this movie! It's been on my radar for awhile now. Very happy I checked in to your blog today :)

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  84. I'm so excited to see this movie! I think your husband is hilarious on Silicon Valley, too!

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  85. The movie looks fantastic!!! Can't wait to see it!

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  86. I've been following your Captain Fantastic posts on IG and couldn't wait to see it. Finally saw it this week and am still thinking about it. What a stunningly beautiful movie! You all must be so proud! Thanks for the giveaway. xx -H

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  87. Just saw the movie, I cried, I laughed. The dialogs are thought provoking and so true! (Side note: I'm originally from Argentina and was thrilled to see Viggo drink mate-tea throughout the movie). I loved the music!!!

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  88. This was absolutely the best film- maybe ever! I was in high school drama class with Matt- he directed a play I acted(badly) in- he impressed me so much then, and now- incredibly talented individual. Captain Fantastic is such a beautiful and real story that is really the perfect counterpoint to what is going on in our world now- the question of how to raise our kids consciously in hyper media exposed reality. Really love the movie- and the soundtrack was sweet- Bikini kill in the supermarket scene - perfect! Bravo Matt!!

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  89. I loved this movie! Miss your writing and your recipes.

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  90. Lady, the movie was amazing! Mad props to Matthew. As a back to the lander hippie kid I have to say it was totally on point. Miss you!

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  91. Power to the people! I loved the movie. The story, characters, music, setting...Bravo.

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  92. Saw this at the Sundance film festival! Fantastic film

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  93. like I said: we stole the poster. which is to say: we liked it.
    not that we'd steal the soundtrack, but we'd love to win one.

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  94. Such a great film. And the music was really it's own character. ������

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  95. We already bought the single of our favorite heartbreaking and joyous rendition of sweet child o'mine. But would love to have the rest of the collection. :)

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  96. Tried so hard to see CF in Berlin, but it opened the day after I left. Posters were everywhere in Munich and Berlin. I will see it with 6 friends and my bf here in Berkeley on Thursday. Really looking forward to your upcoming cookbook. ♥️ Jen Burke

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  97. Had the great opportunity for a date night to see this film and I loved loved loved it. The acting, the script, the emotion, the kid actors! One of the better films I have seen in a long time. Congrats and I would love this soundtrack. Thanks!!

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  98. Hi Phyllis. I have a new batch of marash peppers (and mountain thyme from Bodrum/Turkey) for you. Let's make it happen. I want to see your magic with them!! Setenay from EB

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  99. I was raving about the film last night to friends at a dinner party. Our family's favorite for the summer! Congrats to you all. I dig your blog too.

    P.S. We are 'Step One' family alums..my kid is now in college :)


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