Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I know: you wouldn't think you should/could cook grapefruit, but you CAN! I DID! Here's why: I love dessert and all manner of sweetness, but my ice-cream addiction needs an intervention. In looking for something to simultaneously satisfy my sweet-tooth AND keep my ass in shape, I invented a dessert last night that is actually delicious. Here it is:

1 Ruby-Red Grapefruit, skinned, cut-up.
1 Tbs Grand Marnier
Honey (a good amount)
Cinnamon (as much or as little as you like)

Combine, cook, let it all sizzle for awhile. Put that shit in a bowl, let it cool so you don't burn your tongue, and eat with a spoon. It's 100% delicious, and, like, totally healthy. You can make it without the Grand Marnier, too, and the shit still tastes rich.

I've done a variation of this swapping grapefruit for apples, only I saute the whole thing in butter, and then I put heaping scoops of vanilla ice-cream on it. It's like the best part of apple pie, sans pie. Oh, and it's not quite as healthy as the grapefruit, which is why, sigh, it is more delicious.

Monday, March 12, 2007


So lately my favorite food is Korean food (I'm addicted to any and all kinds of kimchi) and lately my favorite movies are Korean. Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and Old Boy come to mind, and this weekend I saw The Host and it's pretty terrific. It's just one of the scariest, funniest movies I've seen in a long time, and I'm probably going to see it again just because it was good enough for a second viewing.

I write about it here because really, a lot of the movie's more subtle themes are about selling and stealing food, hunger, the threat of starvation, and being eaten alive (not a subtle theme, exactly). MY life's subtle themes are about all of those things, too! At least: I perceive them to be.

I don't want to give too much away because that would spoil the fun, but if I were a monster I would probably be The Host, because he/she/it was one very hungry monster. Also, I love food scenes in movies, and The Host had a particularly great one featuring instant ramen. If you see it, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.