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Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« on: 04 March, 2022, 11:33:19 pm »
Mick Belker in Hill Street Blues loved sardines. JD was getting in an order of sandwiches for the guys on a stakeout; Neal wanted ox tongue, Henry wanted brisket on a kaiser with horseradish, and Mick wanted Bermuda onion and sardine on pumpernickel, with anchovies. And a couple of pickles.

Somehow that really lit my candle, so I baked some rye bread and bought a bag of sweet onions, and rummaged through my cans of fish and jars of pickles. Rather marvellous.

And listening to old plays on BBC Sounds sees me inspired to drink (in jowly, moustached voice, ordering from the steward at the club) a large brandy and soda. No ice, obviously, as such things weren't done in gentlemens' clubs in those days. Again, rather marvellous.

Anyone else think "yeah, that's what I fancy" because of a a character you've watched/listened to/read?

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #1 on: 04 March, 2022, 11:38:44 pm »
Blue string pudding.

Spaghetti with food colouring.

Could've been worse.

Tim Hall

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #2 on: 04 March, 2022, 11:47:00 pm »
"Herrings in" as eaten by the wireless operator, Jack French, in The Yangtse Incident. Not done it yet but on the list.
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #3 on: 04 March, 2022, 11:53:42 pm »
Blue string pudding.

Spaghetti with food colouring.

Could've been worse.


I've always assumed that to have been inspired by Oliver Postgate being silly about "Cordon Bleu". I have no factual basis for that, but it seems too weirdly on the nose to be nothing more than a coincidence.

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #4 on: 05 March, 2022, 12:02:43 am »
Maybe, but I thought I'd rather try pasta than a ribbon.

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #5 on: 05 March, 2022, 12:03:14 am »
All of the Haruki Murakami novels.
He clearly likes to cook, and I like reading it and fancy eating it.
Nakata can keep his eels though.
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #6 on: 05 March, 2022, 12:05:56 am »
Maybe, but I thought I'd rather try pasta than a ribbon.

Reasonable.

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #7 on: 05 March, 2022, 12:23:15 am »
Rebus  ;)

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #8 on: 05 March, 2022, 01:34:15 am »
Having encountered a Several of ScotPlod nomming macaroni pies in divers novels I am intrigued, though not enough to travel to Scotlandland to seek one out.
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #9 on: 05 March, 2022, 01:37:20 am »
Maybe, but I thought I'd rather try pasta than a ribbon.

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #10 on: 05 March, 2022, 01:32:42 pm »
I went to a colleague's wedding a few years ago. At the reception, there was a choice of two cocktails on arrival - his wife had chosen Bellinis, he had chosen White Russians. I don't know if he'd ever had a White Russian before, but he was a fan of The Big Lebowski so it seemed like a good idea.

Absolutely no one touched the White Russians, everyone went for the Bellinis.

Who ever thought putting milk in an alcoholic drink was a good idea?
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #11 on: 05 March, 2022, 01:36:30 pm »
Tea, earl grey, hot

citoyen

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #12 on: 05 March, 2022, 01:38:02 pm »
Nakata can keep his eels though.

That reminds me...

Any fans of Oldboy in the house?
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #13 on: 05 March, 2022, 01:40:49 pm »
I went to a colleague's wedding a few years ago. At the reception, there was a choice of two cocktails on arrival - his wife had chosen Bellinis, he had chosen White Russians. I don't know if he'd ever had a White Russian before, but he was a fan of The Big Lebowski so it seemed like a good idea.

Absolutely no one touched the White Russians, everyone went for the Bellinis.

Who ever thought putting milk in an alcoholic drink was a good idea?

Anyone who ever spent an evening imbibing Steve “Knobber” Nixon's Brandy Alexanders*.  Hic!

* OK, so it’s supposed to be cream rather than milk…
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #14 on: 05 March, 2022, 03:43:41 pm »
Having encountered a Several of ScotPlod nomming macaroni pies in divers novels I am intrigued, though not enough to travel to Scotlandland to seek one out.

I was thinking more along the lines of Deuchars and a good malt whisky ;)

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #15 on: 05 March, 2022, 03:49:28 pm »
Nakata can keep his eels though.

That reminds me...

Any fans of Oldboy in the house?

Or The Tin Drum?
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #16 on: 05 March, 2022, 03:57:07 pm »
Having encountered a Several of ScotPlod nomming macaroni pies in divers novels I am intrigued, though not enough to travel to Scotlandland to seek one out.

Nom  :P

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #17 on: 05 March, 2022, 03:58:33 pm »
I went to a colleague's wedding a few years ago. At the reception, there was a choice of two cocktails on arrival - his wife had chosen Bellinis, he had chosen White Russians. I don't know if he'd ever had a White Russian before, but he was a fan of The Big Lebowski so it seemed like a good idea.

Absolutely no one touched the White Russians, everyone went for the Bellinis.

Who ever thought putting milk in an alcoholic drink was a good idea?

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #18 on: 05 March, 2022, 04:09:43 pm »
Eating cake always seems to be a good idea. So let them.
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #19 on: 05 March, 2022, 04:35:56 pm »
Lokschen Pudding is a Yiddish Thing.
It's not blue but it's cooked noodles, with sugar, fat and died fruit, which is baked.

Cheap carbs!

Suspect, like bread pudding, it might make suitable Audax fodder on the road...

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #20 on: 05 March, 2022, 07:27:44 pm »
Having encountered a Several of ScotPlod nomming macaroni pies in divers novels I am intrigued, though not enough to travel to Scotlandland to seek one out.

I was thinking more along the lines of Deuchars and a good malt whisky ;)

I've already tried them :thumbsup:
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #21 on: 05 March, 2022, 07:30:43 pm »
Dang it, I was reading through this thread thinking

Rebus  ;)

then I saw it had already been posted  ;D

I was thinking more along the lines of Deuchars and a good malt whisky ;)
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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #22 on: 05 March, 2022, 07:46:50 pm »
Dang it, I was reading through this thread thinking

Rebus  ;)

then I saw it had already been posted  ;D

I was thinking more along the lines of Deuchars and a good malt whisky ;)

Great minds ;)

IanDG

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #23 on: 05 March, 2022, 07:47:41 pm »
Having encountered a Several of ScotPlod nomming macaroni pies in divers novels I am intrigued, though not enough to travel to Scotlandland to seek one out.



I was thinking more along the lines of Deuchars and a good malt whisky ;)

I've already tried them :thumbsup:

I'll bring you a macaroni pie to Brampton ;)

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Re: Been inspired by something a character eats or drinks?
« Reply #24 on: 05 March, 2022, 07:51:12 pm »
Anyone done One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich?