A good friend of mine — a Chicagoland native — recently moved to the South, and relayed an experience on Facebook that made me smile.
He was looking for a banana and asked a woman at a fast food counter if they had any. Her reply?
“We have a banana pudding flavored doughnut.”
Now, it took my friend’s non-Southern brain a while to process this bit of information, but the banana pudding lover in me was PSYCHED.
Banana pudding is one of the greatest desserts on the planet. (They attempt to make it where I live now, but you have to go to the deep South to get the real thing.)
While I’m not the biggest fan of doughnuts as a rule, COME ON –
Ya gotta appreciate their ingenuity!!
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ChaCha.com recently put together a list of some of the most unique fast foods available around the globe.
This was of particular interest to me because a couple of their choices were from Japan: McDonald’s Ebi-Fillet — that’s shrimp — and Burger King’s Spam and Egg Sandwich (pictured on the left).
I’m proud to say I didn’t frequent any fast food restaurants during my stay, so I didn’t notice these options.
What did strike me as slightly odd was the traditional breakfast in Japan:
White rice. A green salad. A thin, bland yogurt. And green tea.
Now, I might eat this for lunch if my main meal was delivered to the wrong table, but it’s not the flavor profile that I crave for breakfast. But my hotel offered it, and I ate it. When in Rome…
(I did break down and add sweetener to the tea. And to their credit, the natives didn’t wince too hard when I did.)
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I’m a big fan of candy; no secret about that.
These jellies are particularly pretty.
Their ‘Tequila sunrise’ coloring is kind of lovely, going from yellow to that deep orange. And the package reveals that they have a liquid center, which may be tasty.
So you have to wonder what sicko decided to call them…
That just ruins the whole thing. And now I’ve ruined it for you, too.
Hope you’ve eaten.
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I found a Fourth of July dessert that I surprisingly haven’t made. And it’s so simple.
Beautiful and easy.
I really hope someone makes it for me.
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I am fascinated by the critics’ take on the movie Chef, which is currently 88 percent fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.
I found it stale and oh-so-overcooked.
I watch a lot of Food Network, so I had high hopes for the film’s ‘recipe': a chef gets fired after he starts a Twitter war with a restaurant critic, and opens a food truck.
Seems new, seems current.
Turns out all the conflict that drives the film is in the first 15 minutes. After the chef (Jon Favreau) loses his job, everyone and everything starts working in his favor.
- Need a food truck? His ex-wife gets her other ex-husband to provide one. Takes him to Miami to get it. Appears to bankroll the enterprise, too. (Sure, that happens.)
- Need help setting it up? His former junior cook travels across the country — without pay — to help him get started. That sainted ex-wife even takes orders at one point.
- Need to reconnect with your kid? The ex-wife — again, the most non-confrontational divorced couple in the history of movies and life, for that matter — lets an 11-year old kid work as a line cook on a food truck for the entire summer. Without checking in. Right.
I don’t want to give away the ending in case you plan to see it. But let’s just say that, once the food truck is parked –
Nothing really happens then, either. Or if it does, they don’t show it.
Because conflict might wake you up out of your food coma.
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The Americans on FX doesn’t return until this fall, but I’ve been seeing Soviet spies Elizabeth and Phillip’s daughter Paige — played by Canadian actress Holly Taylor — in much more modern circumstances.
She’s sporting three piercings in her ear, and is constantly on her mobile phone.
I know it’s just a commercial, but all I can think is — modern Paige would be such a big help to her parents in the 1980’s spy game!
(That mobile phone alone would give them a huge advantage.)
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