See, Hear, Read: local experts share the books, music and movies they’re craving

See, Hear, Read: local experts share the books, music and movies they’re craving

They love it. We want it. Three red-hot releases

Life Above All“In Life Above All, a young girl in South Africa has to grow up fast in order to fight the rumours in her village and find out the truth about her mother’s illness. Based on an award-winning novel by Toronto writer Allan Stratton, the film is about loss, acceptance and the ostracism faced by South African women with HIV. The disease affects these women in ways we can barely imagine. This film enables us to understand.”

Life Above All
directed by Oliver Schmitz
(Dec. 6)

Provider“Any fan of Canadian indie rock can tell you: the Constantines rule. Best known for their unbelievable live shows, the Toronto band was a force to be reckoned with for over a decade. The Cons are on an indefinite hiatus, so lead singer Bry Webb has taken advantage of the free time to produce his first solo effort. It’s a healthy dose of soulful folk from one of the best songwriters, Canadian or otherwise, of the last decade. He’s no slouch on his own in concert, either.”
—Patrick Grant Staffer at Kops Records

Bry Webb
(Nov. 15)

Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook“Eleven Madison Park is a four-star New York restaurant firing on all burners, and this collection of recipes from its kitchen is the cookbook of the season. Every page is a joy to behold, capturing the vibe of the restaurant through sumptuous photography. The recipes are elegant and French-inspired, with modernist twists. (An example: ‘Rhubarb slow-cooked with celery and sheep’s milk yogurt sorbet.’) Chef Daniel Humm’s passion has inspired a legion of followers.”
—Alison Fryer Owner of the Cookbook Store

Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook
by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
(Nov. 11)

(Illustrations by Mia Overgaard; top courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; middle courtesy of Idée Fixe Records; bottom courtesy of Little, Brown and Company)