Author Spotlight

Ron Deutsch

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Chef du Cinema: Elevator to the Gallows
Chef du Cinema: Elevator to the Gallows

The improvisational arts of filmmaking, jazz, and chili.

By Ron Deutsch

On Film / Features
Jan 30, 2013
Chef du Cinema: Quadrophenia
Chef du Cinema: Quadrophenia

A culinary, cinematic, and musical institution is as endangered as the eels in the Thames.

By Ron Deutsch

On Film / Short Takes
Sep 27, 2012
Chef du Cinema: My Man Godfrey
Chef du Cinema: My Man Godfrey

I want to start with my favorite story about Carole Lombard. She began her career in Hollywood in her teens and, as we know, was very attractive. She found herself hounded by the wolves of Tinseltown but came up with an idea to thwart them. She had h…

By Ron Deutsch

On Film / Features
Jul 19, 2012
Chef du Cinema: The Hit
Chef du Cinema: The Hit

A killer breakfast

By Ron Deutsch

On Film / Features
Jun 6, 2012
Chef du Cinema: Rome Open City
Chef du Cinema: Rome Open City

Cabbage soup for the soul.

By Ron Deutsch

On Film / Features
Apr 20, 2012
Chef du Cinema: The Royal Tenenbaums
Chef du Cinema: The Royal Tenenbaums

The Chef whips up a sweet treat, using a recipe from a star of one of his favorite films in the collection, Wes Anderson’s candy-colored The Royal Tenenbaums.

By Ron Deutsch

On Film / Features
Feb 10, 2012
Chef du Cinema: The Lady Vanishes
Chef du Cinema: The Lady Vanishes

Sir Alfred Hitchcock once said, “I’m not a heavy eater. I’m just heavy, and I eat.” Hitchcock’s father was a grocer, so we can assume young Alfie grew up knowing his way around food. His films are filled with food and eating motifs, from th…

By Ron Deutsch

On Film / Features
Dec 8, 2011
Chef du Cinema: Crumb

Chef du Cinema

Chef du Cinema: Crumb

When I was living in Haight-Ashbury in the second half of the 1970s, you’d still see Robert Crumb drawing in some coffeehouse now and again. I don’t remember ever having a conversation with him, as I probably wouldn’t have wanted to bother him …

By Ron Deutsch


Oct 6, 2011
Chef du Cinema: Cul-de-sac

bonne femme, à la [bohn FEHM, bohn FAM] Literally translated as “good wife,” the term bonne femme describes food prepared in an uncomplicated, homey manner. Sole bonne femme is a simply poached fish served with a sauce of white wine and lemon j

By Ron Deutsch


Aug 25, 2011
Chef du Cinema: The Lady Eve
Chef du Cinema: The Lady Eve

I was scared to death about The Lady Eve. I happen to love pratfalls, but as almost everything I like, other people dislike, and vice versa, my dearest friends and severest critics constantly urged me to cut the pratfalls down from five to three. …

By Ron Deutsch


Jul 8, 2011
Chef du Cinema: Paris, Texas
Chef du Cinema: Paris, Texas

Last month, a new art-house theater opened here in Austin, the Violet Crown Cinema. (Our city has several pet names, and one of them is the City of the Violet Crown. Why it’s called that has been completely lost to history.) Local film director and…

By Ron Deutsch


May 26, 2011
Chef du Cinema: Amarcord

When Criterion producer Susan Arosteguy was at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, last month, she met local cooking teacher and cinephile Ron Deutsch in line for a screening. They got to chatting, and Ron told Susan about his w

By Ron Deutsch


Apr 28, 2011