The number one rule of the road: be flexible. Which means when the entire town where you’re planning to stay for the next week is flooded and left without running water, you reconsider your options and move on to the next best thing. In our case, this meant waking up in the morning to find out that we’d be heading to Indiana instead of Iowa.
So here we are, in the land of the “Other White Meat.” It’s the Year of the Pig and the Indiana State Fair is all about educating visitors about the wonders of pork. Of course, you have to wade through a few deep fried Oreos and fried butter on a stick before you can get to anything that resembles real protein. We’ll have some videos for you next week of all the fair food options — get ready, because the selection is intense.
In celebration of this weekend’s big screen release of Eat Pray Love, we thought we’d share our top five food movies, many of which you can find in your local redbox.
- Julie & Julia: This one is obvious and definitely a “don’t miss.” It almost made me want to cook a meal or two in my own kitchen. Almost.
- The Cove: Okay, so this one doesn’t seem like a movie about food, but it absolutely is. Watch and you’ll understand why it’s super important to spend the extra twenty-five cents on the dolphin-safe tuna. (Hint: It’s not just cuz Flipper’s cute.)
- It’s Complicated: Meryl Streep plays the owner of a bakery in this comedy, which is worth seeing for the humor alone, but also because everything in the movie makes you want to stop counting calories forever.
- The Blind Side: Two words: Southern. Fried. ‘Nuff said.
- American Pie: The Book of Love: I know, I know… this is a bit of a stretch. But I still can’t get that scene with the apple pie from the first movie out of my head.
Sigh. Now I’m hungry again. Off to sample that deep-fried cookie dough…