Thursday, December 4, 2008

More Movie Theme Ideas

I was surfing the web and came across this article on The Nest. It has some great ideas on pairing up movies with a meal. Here are some of my favorites:

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and 2

Quentin Tarantino’s gruesome tale of a once-pregnant bride avenging the deaths of her fiance and friends doesn’t exactly lend itself to eating. But if one had to pair a meal with this movie, we recommend a Japanese-style tuna dish -- since a large portion of the film occurs in Tokyo (feel free to wield your knives like a ninja or dine wearing masks) -- and a nice blood orange martini as an homage to the film’s gore.

· Blood Orange Martini
· Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna With Wasabi Cream Sauce

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

The passive-aggressive dinner took on a whole new meaning when John and Jane Smith dine for the first time after becoming aware of each other’s profession. Both are on high alert, with John suspecting Jane slipped something deadly in his martini and poisoned the roast, and Jane wielding a carving knife like a professional. And who can forget the favorite “Did you do something different?”/“I added peas”/“Ah, peas” exchange? Dine like the Smiths, but leave the passive-aggression to Brad and Angelina.

· Roast Beef

Wedding Crashers

One of The Nest editors’ favorite movies, this one’s a no-brainer. Quoth crazy touch football player guy: “Crab cakes and football. That’s what Maryland does!” Make some crab-and-corn chowder and accompany it with a nice baba ghanoush and pitas. Why the odd combination, you ask? Owen Wilson’s character, John, lovingly refers to Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) as “baba ghanoush” throughout the film.

· Crab-and-Corn Chowder
· Baba Ghanoush
· Champagne

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Ah, the touching tale of two friends on a daring adventure to score drugs and dine at a fast food establishment shaped like a castle. It’s almost straight out of Hans Christian Andersen! Or, you know, not at all. Either way, dine like Harold and Kumar on sliders (duh), fries, and a huge fountain soda (Mountain Dew is their beverage of choice in the movie). The best part is that you already have the recipes, so there’s no need to wander through New Jersey all night to eat what you desire.

· Sliders
· Fries

The Godfather (Parts I & II)

Time for some of our Italian favorites thanks to Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia epic. But leave the gun; eat a cannoli.

· Minestrone
· Veal Scallops in Cream Sauce
· Spaghetti
· Pick up some cannolis and red wine on your way home.