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The thing that TV and Film people understand about me is that when I go to watch my favorite quirky, romantic indie or romantic comedy, I'm going to revel in the wealth porn. One of the things I look forward to is the homes and home accessories and the sets. One of my favorite thing about Portlandia, for example, is those awesome bungalows! The massive Cape Cods and Craftsman bungalows and furnishing, gold charm necklaces (Jennifer Aniston and Sanaa Lathan are alwats perfectly accessorized in their films),and the awesome jackets, coats, boots, etc. in films I pay to see are the sprinkles on top for me. I live in a nice house, but it's not a 1930's craftsman bungalow or a Cape Cod in Cape Cod. Many of those things are out of my reach currently--items of fantasy...on my vision board...you know. Oh, but the food. The food, I can reach.
I'm not a foodie. Foodies are adventurous restaurant goers and food book readers and avid recipe tryers and lovers of cooking. I just like to eat good food. I have lots of recipe books and am always buying new ones, and trying them out here and there. I have moments when I actually do love to cook; but mostly I just cook enough so my son and husband don't starve. I need to kick things up around my kitchen. I didn't get to my husbands heart through his stomach, but I'm feeling like I should be treating his belly a little better after all these years. I mean how many times is a married man supposed to really eat chicken and rice? So I'm going to have a little fun trying recipes out and I'll make it count by sharing them here with you guys.
I have decided that when I see a food or cocktail in a film or described in a book that I happen to read, if I really want it in my belly, I'm going to get it in my belly--and then write about it here. That sandwich that Adam Sandler made after work in Spanglish? That beef bourguignonne Julie made for dinner in Julie & Julia? The Superb in Mystic Pizza? Those roasted chickens the bulimic girl ate in Girl Interrupted? The Mexican hot chocolate from the book, Like Water for Chocolate? The ratatouille in Ratatouille? Any number of cocktails from the Sex and The City movies? All may be inspiration for Reel Inspired Meals. The pixie sticks and Captain Crunch sandwich Ally Sheedy made in Breakfast Club, the rats in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, the raw eggs that Sly drank in Rocky--highly unlikely to make the list.
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Happy Eating and Happy Reading!