Nom. Nom. Nom. Film and TV Foods We Wish Were Real
The holidays are right around the corner and that means… food. Lots and lots of food.
And, if you’re like us, you’ve probably had that wonderful experience when you first watched a film or TV show, saw a food or beverage appear, and immediately thought, “OMG, that looks so good, I wish that were available in real life.”
The good news, there’s a growing number of websites devoted to granting these wishes, including:
- The Geeky Chef – http://www.geekychef.com/
- The Gluttonous Geek – https://thegluttonousgeek.com/
- Kitchen Overlord – https://kitchenoverlord.com/illustrated-recipes/
- The Nifty Nerd – https://theniftynerd.com/category/recipes/
- Little Miss Nerd Chef – http://www.littlemissnerdchef.com/
And many, many more for your holiday pleasure.
Indeed, it is the most wonderful time of the year. And, since we happen to be geeky, nerdy foodies ourselves, we thought we’d have a little fun this year and — in honor of the season — do a poll around the office to see which foods (or drinks) each member of our PCC/Denver Pop Culture Con family wishes were real.
(We also thought this might be a more interesting way to introduce you to some of the amazingly fantastic PCC/Denver Pop Culture Con staff that work tirelessly behind the scenes.)
Read on for the results of our super scientific survey, and feel free to add your own in the comments below. Thank you for all of your support and we hope you have a truly wonderful holiday season and that all of your wishes come true.
From all of us at Pop Culture Classroom and Denver Pop Culture Con,
Have a Happy Holiday and Joyous New Year!
And Our Food Wishes Are…
Adam – PCC Education Manager
Adam, always the over-achiever (in a good way), gave us not only the names of his food wishes, but some of the wonderful reasons behind them, too! Thank you, Adam!
- A Burger of the Day from Bob’s Burgers. Every time I watch an episode, I try to pause it when I see the burger of the day. It’s one of my favorite recurring jokes of the show. Some part of me will always wish I could just swing by Bob’s Burgers during lunch and grab a bite with the Belcher family.
- The Matrix’s Breakfast of Champions. When I was a kid, I thought it sounded kind of cool and futuristic to only have just one meal for everything. Now I’m just morbidly curious — what would a robotic post-apocalyptic meal replacement taste like anyway?
- A S’More from Sandlot. “S’more what?” I must have watched Sandlot over 30 times as a kid, and every time the s’more scene got to me. In fact, I’m pretty sure this is how I learned to make a s’more in the first place. Plus it gave us probably the best exasperated line in movie history: “You’re killing me smalls!”
Bruce – Denver Pop Culture Con Director of Programing
Always looking at things from a unique and creative angle, Bruce took an alternative approach, listing the film and book “foods” that sound good to him and that he’d like to try:
- Lemony Snickett
- Grapes of Wrath
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- American Pie
- Rumble Fish
- Vanilla Sky
- Space Jam
Christina – Denver Pop Culture Con Convention Director
As con director, Christina is the uber-geek of our tribe, so it wasn’t a surprise that within seconds of us sending out our poll email, Christina responded with these gems:
- Butterbeer from Harry Potter (Not the swill they sling at a certain amusement park that will go unnamed, which is just cream soda with butterscotch flavor in it)
- Fizzing Whizzbees from Harry Potter (Candy that allows you to fly or levitate)
- Lembas Bread from Lord of the Rings (It’s the Elven bread that one bite fills you up; great for traveling to Mordor)
- The Drink Me potion from Alice in Wonderland, because, why not?
Illya – PCC Education Director
From the loveably cerebral, always thoughtful, education-is-his-life’s-work, Illya:
- Aunt Beru’s Blue Milk from Star Wars. Every time I see this it anchors the story to a tiny fraction of reality. I’m fully aware of how long and far the mental leap is, but if these people have to eat and drink, then maybe, just maybe, they’re out there, for real, somewhere…
- Dr Erskine’s Serum. While not entirely a food, per se, why would I want this to be real? Well, duh…
Liz – Denver Pop Culture Con Exhibitor Relations Manager
From the ultra-cool, video-game-playing, sly-like-a-fox, might-be-a-ninja-in-real-life, Liz:
- Krabby Patties from SpongeBob SquarePants. I believe the Krabby Patty is the epitome of umami. A frozen hamburger with fresh lettuce, crisp onions and tomatoes with sea cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, and the Krabby Patty secret formula. Don’t even get me started on Pretty Patties. This burger is the pinnacle of perfection.
- Ice Cream Mountain from Rugrats (Season 2, Episode 5). One of life’s biggest letdowns is being promised a mountain of ice cream — only to find out it’s hollow and lives on the golf course. I want a mountain of ice cream and I want it now.
Sam – PCC Executive Director
Our fearless and unflappable leader reminded us of perhaps one of the greatest food movies of all time. Who among us didn’t wish for at least something to be real in Willie Wonka?
- The Three Course Meal gum in the ’71 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory made a strong impression on me as a kid. I thought it would super cool to have a whole meal in a piece of gum… as long they could fix the problem that made Violet Beauregard blow up like a blueberry.
Tara – PCC/Denver Pop Culture Con Marketing and Comms Manager
Hey! That’s me! Sam and I agreed on Charlie and Chocolate Factory, but for me it was something more bubbly…
- The Fizzy Lifting Drink. Ok, let’s just ignore the fact that consuming this almost got Charlie and his grandpa chopped up by fan blades. And, let’s DO think about how awesome it would be to just drink a soda and start flying.
AND, I’m looking at you Val Kilmer…
- Laser-popped popcorn from Real Genius. I’m that person in the movie theater who shoves entire handfuls of popcorn into my mouth. No dainty one-kernel-at-a-time here. So, the thought of having an entire house filled with popcorn — popped by LASERS — is kind of a dream come true.
For Next Time…
We’ll be taking a holiday break from our regular blog posting schedule and be back with our next post in early 2018, just in time for the Denver Pop Culture Con announcements to really start rollin’.
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See you in the new year!