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Month: August, 2008

Food fights: Part 1

Not too long ago, the boyfriend and I saw Daisies. An odd little Czech film from the 60s, it’s worth seeing in its entirety. If Duchamp and fellow dadaists were precocious teenage girls, who read too much Tigerbeat and spoiled their appetites with floury cakes, the result would be this film. (My friend Agent Lover did a fantastic write-up of the movie, having just seen it per my suggestion.)

The film’s finale, a lavish banquet devastated by the girls, as they gorge themselves on delectable jello molds and roasted game centerpieces, culminates in one of the best food fight scenes I’ve ever seen.

And who can complain about the fact that the two main heroines are also adorable and stylish and irritating in the best way possible?

Other food fight scenes worth mentioning:

Popular (TV series)

The Great Race

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Bottoms up!

This is a fantastic, quick drink to make that is caffeine-free, but rich in taste. It’s made from roasted barley, and sometimes a little bit of wheat too. It is popular both in Japan and Korea, called either mugicha (Japan) or boricha (Korea). My boyfriend introduced me to this refreshing beverage and now I stocked up on it at home.

I cold steep it, for about half an hour or so, in the refrigerator. I don’t like it to be too dark or taste too strong. The drink has a natural sweet taste. It’s a very subtle sweetness, more of a softness to the flavor than a sugary overtone. The cute pitcher is also from the boyfriend.

(Note: It’s likely that those with gluten allergies might not react favorably to this drink.)