One of my favorite movies is Pulp Fiction. There are lots of great scenes, and one of the best is when John Travolta´s character explains to Samuel L. Jackon´s character that in France the McDonald´s Quarter Pounder is called Royale With Cheese. This scene always makes me smile, a reaction that creeps in any time I experience the successful combination of food and humor.
These days there is a lot of non-humorous food talk going on. True, we are faced with enormous food-related challenges: not enough food some places and way too much food many others. There are hygiene challenges, health challenges, and we mustn´t forget the overabundance of totally not funny food shows on television.
Snacking is pretty funny stuff. Sure, there is a dark side to snacking, but generally speaking it is one way for normal people to live on the edge: “Sure, I ate dinner three hours ago, but I am about to watch Pulp Fiction, so I want to live dangerously. Bring out the Cheetos AND the French Onion Dip. I can eat grapes or carrot sticks tomorrow.
Want a few laughs? Check out Soylent Green, Woody Allen´s hilarious Sleeper or the slightly bizarre Tampopo. And don´t forget the caramel popcorn.
French Onion Dip (with humor)
1/2 c crispy fried onions (yes, from a bag)
2 ss worcestershire sauce
1 c sour cream
4 Tbs mayonnaise
a pinch of finely-ground black pepper
a pinch of cayenne pepper
Mix all ingredients together and let stand for 30 minutes before dipping.
and in Norwegian:
French Onion Dip (med humor)
1 dl sprøløk
2 ss worcestershire-saus
2,5 dl lettrømme
4 ss majones
en klype sort pepper (finmalt)
en klype kajennepepper
Bland sammen alle ingredienser, og la stå i 30 minutter. Spis med chips eller grønnsaksstenger.