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35 – Flavors of Youth (2018)

Let’s look back for simpler times, but let’s do it with the 2018 internationally released anime anthology film: Flavors of Youth.

Sophie & Mitch break down each of the three chapters of the film and how they address (or don’t) the Chinese idiom “yi shi zhu xing” [clothing, food, housing, transport]. We also talk about the issues with titling, expectations, and our conflicted feelings towards this gorgeous film.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – this week though, we’d love to hear YOUR recipes; your flavours of youth, if you will.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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30 – Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)

The horror continues with 1963’s Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People!

Sophie & Mitch recount their experience watching this hidden gem from Godzilla & Toho legend Ishiro Honda! We discuss all the atmospheric spookiness of this forbidden island movie, the real life scariness of mushrooms, and the machinations of a cephalopod/fungi alliance.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to check out the Binging with Babish Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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07 – Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (S.1 E.2)

Sophie & Mitch continue their dive into the fan-service-y world of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma.

Mitch provides a brief history of fan service (in general & in anime), Sophie elaborates on street rat tropes, and they both attempt to guess how many boob-bounces there’ll be with the patented Misty May Counter!

Mitch got a lot of his research from Mother’s Basement – a very informative anime analysis channel.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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06 – Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (S.1 E.1)

Now here’s something new for both Sophie and Mitch: a sh┼Źnen cooking anime with a surprising amount of fan service; Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma.

Sophie unpacks how to process this show without much anime experience, Mitch attempts to explain why the boobs have their own physics, and they both dissect the show’s portray of tasty food.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Honey Sriracha BBQ Sauce.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/