By Mandy Simon
When I was younger I was in love with the Beastie Boys. All of them. But, inevitably, we all grew up and somewhere along the way Mike D. (aka Michael Diamond, Clarence) ended up marrying a filmmaker named Tamra Davis.
Davis has done a lot of film and TV but started out directing videos for Depeche Mode, Luscious Jackson, and co-directed the Sonic Youth video for “100%” with Spike Jonze (way before he was being parodied by Giovanni Ribisi in Lost in Translation).
Late last year, though, Davis started filming an amateur cooking show in her various awesome kitchens called the Tamra Davis Cooking Show. The show is really just her, a camera and some music (usually with her two little boys and husband floating in and out of view). Her food is generally healthy and, for the most part, lacking in dairy since she’s been raising her kids as vegetarians and my boy Mike D. will not tolerate that lactose.
A lot her recipes are kid-centric, too, which is fine with me. I’m not going to shake a stick at a nice peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich with some toasted sesame seeds.
The videos are 3 – 10 minutes long and some of the recipes are posted to the site in case you miss anything. All the recipes look fairly easy and delicious but mostly I find myself daydreaming that those are actually my kitchens in NYC, Malibu and Kauai.
Bonus – what other cooking show has Pavement playing as someone roasts beets?