The Feasting Season

by Michelle C.

It’s November and you know what that means. We are in the season of feasting. My daydreams center around long, banquet-style tables filled with food. I scrounge through cookbooks and online recipes and visualize how much food I will need to make so that I can properly hibernate this winter like the grizzly bear I aspire to be.

The holidays allow me to focus on food without appearing obsessed. What vegetable side dish will I make for Thanksgiving? The traditional green beans? Brussel sprouts (even though my dad will complain)? Cauliflower is going through a popularity spike.

Forget vegetables, what about dessert? In my family this is often a point of contention. My sister hates pumpkin pie. She says it is a texture thing. My dad likes apple pie. My mom prefers chocolate and my brother-in-law is obsessed with coconut. My nephews will eat anything that has sugar in it. I like unique flavor combinations but a chocolate covered coconut, apple pie with a pumpkin garnish is a bit too much for me.

If daydreaming, obsessing, and scourging the internet are not enough, I will also watch movies centered around food. What are some of your favorite food documentaries and movies?

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3 responses to “The Feasting Season”

  1. K says:

    Like Water for Chocolate! Sexiest food-related film I’ve seen.

  2. Lisa A. says:

    I really like The Ramen Girl with Brittany Murphy. It is available for streaming on Hoopla. 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    I love Babette’s Feast. What a great movie!

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