3.7.10 Ready for Your Close-Up?

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Thought you might be looking for a snack worthy of the Oscars. Might I suggest my recipe for the super-addictive Jimmy "Crack" Corn? It's quick and easy to make and really quite delicious. Hopefully you'll have lots of friends to share it with; if not, you're in danger of eating the whole batch. I don't dare make it at home. G and I have a history of addiction to kettle corn. It got pretty ugly. In case you're up for something a bit more ambitious and on the savory side, here's a recipe for stuffed and fried olives that recently took home the prize for "Your Best Movie Snack" on Food52. And last but not least, how about a delicious frozen treat from one of the many I've posted? Choose from cardamom ice cream; citrus sorbet; burnt-orange ice cream; grapefruit-ginger sorbet; or coconut-lime sorbet. You'll need something to keep you going—can you believe they've increased the number of nominations for Best Picture? Sacrilege! (Or pathetic desperation?) We'll be up all night. And god knows we need our energy for the intensive critiquing of the gowns, the hairdos, the facelifts, and the artificially plumped-up boobs, lip and cheeks. I'm raring to go!! Let's pray that Tilda Swinton makes her annual appearance as The Only Actress With Real Personal Style and a Sense of Fashion. If Meryl wins for her portrayal of Julia I'll have to fight back the gag reflex (just like I did while watching that parodic performance in that overrated film). Anyway, as I keep saying on Food52, it's an honor just to be nominated.


I really like your blog and you are REALLY funny. I absolutely love your recipes on Food52 and I'm pretty sure you'll take home a recipe contest trophy one of these days... By the way, where do you live? I'm in New Paltz, not too too far from you, I imagine!
Winnie on March 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm —
Thanks, Winnie! I'm in Eldred, NY which is a lot further west, just over the Delaware from Pennsylvania.
laura on March 8, 2010 at 3:50 am —
love the lists. cardamom ice cream- my fave spice in the whole world. lots of yumminess here! as for tilda swinton - she truly is a beautiful creature, her and her daughter were next to me at heathrow checking in online, she was elegant and willowy. i first saw her years ago in Female Perversions and fell in love with her. i didnt like julie and julia (even the blog is *yawn*) but i do like meryl's skills as an actress. ok, totally off the topic on your lovely food blog- sorry! x shayma
shayma on March 9, 2010 at 5:01 am —
Well done, Laura! This is a beautiful site and just poring through makes me feel like I am curling up by a warm hearth enjoying a calm, lavender-scented breeze and a garden view. I will be checking in regularly even though my garden will have to be on a fire escape for now.
Neena on March 9, 2010 at 5:39 am —
Welcome, Neena, and thanks for the kind words! Hope you're composting on that fire escape!
laura on March 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm —
The blog is not supposed to be just about food, so other topics are definitely encouraged! Love your input...
laura on March 10, 2010 at 4:37 pm —