In this edition: The legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien as inspiration for film, hyper-lapse films by German video artist b-zOOmi, Christmas jazz with Swedish trombone player Nils Landgren, a perfect winter dessert from Grenoble in à la carte, and watching baby seals on the German island of Heligoland.
It's the kind of footage you'd expect to have been produced with the help of high-end film cameras. But German video artist b-zOOmi has an alternative. He assembles thousands of photos to create the illusion of a camera flight. It's painstaking work that creates stunning visual effects.
Swedish jazz trombonist Nils Landgren doesn't like jingle bells, but his own blend of seasonal music albums has found plenty of followers. He's just released the third album in his Christmas With Friends series. We join him on the road for a listen ahead of the holidays.
The French city of Grenoble is famous for its walnuts. This week's à la carte takes us to the city's Chez Mémé Paulette. The restaurant serves up a classic tarte au noix -- a quintessential French winter dessert.