Category: Food
Introducing: The Supersizers
Introducing: The SupersizersSo, occasionally I really enjoy something that is both hilarious and kind of embarrassing all at once, and I want to walk through the entire thing with everyone in the world so we can all talk about it together. Previously, it was The Catherine Cookson Experience, in which I congratulated an innumerable cadre of character actors as they made their way through a variety of situations about love, social commentary, and wearing half a basketball strapped to your waist to indicate your illegitimate pregnancy.…
A Little Tea and Sympathy
This week, I was a guest on Lawrence M. Schoen’s ongoing series Eating Authors, which you will be relieved to know is not at all about cannibalism, and is instead about authors’ most memorable meals. I tell a story about meeting one of my first Internet Friends, who, when she decided it was at least going to work out for the length of a meal, took me to what has become one of my favorite restaurants in the city, Tea and Sympathy.…
Oh, thank heaven!
Okay, for American types, today is 7-11-11. 7-11 stores, not about to let this date get away from them, are celebrating with free Slurpees, and seeing so many little Slurpees dancing across ad banners has made me a little nostalgic. The Slurpee was a formative icon of my adolescence, which was riddled with low-grade poor decisions.…
Soylent Green is…delicious.
Up at Fair Food Fight Films this week is Soylent Green, everyone’s favorite pretend-you-saw-it sci-fi potboiler. Here’s the thing: Soylent Green gets a reputation (rightly) as being one of Charlton Heston’s most insufferable performances in a SEA of insufferable. And the last few minutes, with him bellowing “Soylent Green is made from people,” is one of the top movie twists of all time, delivered so badly that it’s become a punchline for unappetizing foods or movie “surprises” we all saw coming.…
Fair Food Fight Films: No Reservations
Generally, my movie-watching habits throughout life have been about 70% things I want to see, 30% things I saw under some social obligation. This has no bearing on their quality (obviously – I mean, look at me); it’s just a baseline measurement. And weirdly, it doesn’t change much even after I look at when I started to review movies for real.…
Fair Food Fight Films: Chocolat
So, today’s Fair Food Fight Film is Chocolat! This one seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it movie: either you love it for being gentle and comforting, or you hate it for being predictable and treacly. I don’t have a dog in this fight whatsoever, mainly because this movie is so useful for Supporting Actor Bingo that I’m just pleased it got made because now I can get from Nina Foch to Miranda Richardson like THAT.…