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    Default Favorite movie dishes!

    They had a brilliant challenge on Top Chef today (cooking competition reality show). Contestants had to pair up to create a dish in the 6-course meal for Richard Roeper (the movie critic) and Aisha Tyler (an actress) and the judges and others. The challenge being that the dish had to be based on/inspired by a favorite movie of theirs.

    The winning dish on the show was based on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:
    seared and lightly smoked salmon
    with a white chocolate wasabi sauce
    and faux caviar (tapioca pearls)
    served with a fizzy pear drink

    Some of the dishes were awfully unimaginative though, and I think we could do better! So I'd like to hear what y'all can come up with!

    My idea: Fight Club (great movie!): Blood and Lard- The Duck Broke the Rule of Fight Club
    -Sliced seared duck breast, with the piece of fat looking nice and glistening on top of a rice porridge (to represent the human fat they made into soap) topped with cilantro and onions
    -with a nice little cube of Vietnamese raw duck blood soup on the side (I must I have no idea how this tastes, although I have been offered the chance when my uncle made it fresh once.)

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    I absolutely, no question about it would pick the timpano from the movie "Big Night". I've actually made it a few times. It's a giant dome of pasta dough filled with penne, tomato sauce, meatballs, salami, hard boiled egg whites, mozzarella cheese, and whatever else you decide to throw in.

    You line a bowl with rolled out pasta, then fill it with layers of the ingredients. line the top with salami for stability, then fold the pasta over to cover the dish completely. Bake it for a long time, then when you take it out, you flip it over onto a serving dish and it looks like a dome. Cut it into slices like a pie and serve with extra tomato sauce on top. YUM.
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    I looked it up, and that sounds fantastic! Never heard of it before, but now I'll definitely keep my eyes on the lookout for the movie and the dish. Suspect I'll have to make it myself to taste it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    I looked it up, and that sounds fantastic! Never heard of it before, but now I'll definitely keep my eyes on the lookout for the movie and the dish. Suspect I'll have to make it myself to taste it...
    I strongly recommend the movie, it's very good. It's on the theme of art vs. commercialism, played out in the story of two Italian brothers who own a restaurant in New Jersey. One brother, who is the chef, is insistent on making authentic Italian dishes. The other brother, who runs the front of the house, is more concerned with making dishes that will draw tourists in.
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    EffEm, stop copying me! I was already thinking 'The Big Night' (which I thought was boring but had a great food theme going for it...and Tony Shalhoub)

    I think of some that would just be wrong, like whole roast pig with a shiny apple in it's mouth in honor of "Charlotte's Web"

    Sushi in honor of "Finding Nemo"

    etc.

    I mean dang, they serve seafood at aquariums! These meals wouldn't be any more wrong than that. "We were so taken by the beauty and grace of these wild animals, we ate them"

    Anything with salsa with a 'Jennifer Grey' cocktail (based on Grey Goose?)...for Dirty Dancing.

    Shark-Fin soup for Jaws (which by the way, is a big no-no as they are being driven to extinction)

    Gold-foil sushi in honor of James Bond: Goldfinger

    I'm thinking you could do something really wrong in honor of Woody Allen in general, like maybe latkes filled with grated underaged kim chee? You know, in honor of that whole Soon-Yi thing. X 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze
    I'm thinking you could do something really wrong in honor of Woody Allen in general, like maybe latkes filled with grated underaged kim chee? You know, in honor of that whole Soo-Yi thing. X 10
    :yim_rolling_on_the_

    Your Jaws and Dirty Dancing ideas were also inspired. And the Charlotte's Web one... I had been thinking Babe, but couldn't think of an appetizing way to combine pork/dog... or use dog at all, actually.

    I was thinking about the same lines as Finding Nemo for The Little Mermaid ... something with crab! Like a crab cake with a seaweed salad, or maybe little stuffed crab shells (like the scene where Sebastian almost gets eaten).

    My friend's favorite movie is Bridget Jones's Diary- of course for that you have to make a romantic blue soup and an omelette. I'm not sure that the judges would find blue soup very appetizing though, so maybe... blueberries in the soup? And something British-y: Rabbit and blueberry and consume soup (Iron Chef Japan has taught me consume goes with everything)- with poached egg on toast on the side. *

    Poisoned cannoli for The Godfather Part III.

    *I looked it up and apparently chilled blueberry soup is a common Swedish/Norweigan dish, so I suppose how could do that as a dessert dish, with something with eggs on the side... souffle? Or maybe something chocolate-y for the romantic theme. Chocolate souffle!
    Also found a savory Blueberry Buffalo stew- a Native American recipe, apparently.

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