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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)
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34 – Chef (2014)

Let’s get back to basics with Jon Favreau’s 2014 film Chef.

Sophie & Mitch talk about the odd structure of this movie, the heart-warming (albeit cheesy) male bonding moments, and how to write flawed, but redeemable characters. Also the food is looks just so…so tasty.

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 Tuna Helper Melt!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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33 – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

2018 is so spooky that we had to do one more, so we watched the horror musical: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

We explain the history behind the Broadway show, Sondheim, and the long process to getting this on film. We talk the pros & cons of adaptation and how a story about eating people can become so darn popular.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, 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 Pie Crust!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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32 – The Stuff (1985)

Halloween is here & you need something to watch: you need The Stuff (1985).

In a world consumed by consumption, a malicious food product is taking over & our heroes have to save the day! We try to figure out how these characters got to where they were; we discuss all the different ways the filmmakers made the Stuff; we try and get to the heart of this spectacular cult classic.

If you’d like to know more about the film, check out this Ryan Lambie article!

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 Marshmallow Fluff Dip!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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31 – Delicatessen (1991)

This week Sophie & Mitch watched the cult French film Delicatessen (1991).

Ho-boy what a movie: an apartment building full of weirdos atop a butcher shop after some sort of apocalypse. It’s super odd, super French, and super fun. If you need more strangeness this Halloween, this is the movie for you.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to see how we prefer our popcorn!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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
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61 – Dungeons & Dragons (2000) w. Brayden Scobie

D&D aficionado Brayden Scobie is here to discuss another vital element of this fantasy universe: the godawful 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons.

We watched the movie and we’re going to talk about it. So you don’t have to. It’s rough, baffling, and not really even worth it for the memes. But it WAS worth it for our spectacular attempt at making sense of this movie.

If you’d like to hear more from Brayden make sure to listen to the The Dork-Bajir Chronicles podcast, you can see his beautiful face on Tomes & Tombs, or visit him in the real world at Hexagon Cafe for some IRL DM’ing.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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29 – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

It’s October, so we’re doing spooky food movies, starting with the classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978).

Sophie & Mitch talk all about the highs and lows of this movie, the baffling logic of how these tomatoes function, as well as level of zaniness this film reaches at points. So travel with us as we try to explain what, why, and how these killer tomatoes attack.

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 Sophie’s Killer Bruschetta recipe.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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28 – Iceland Gastrotourism

Sophie and Mitch went to Iceland and ate food; now they’re gonna talk about it.

We travelled across the world just to try different foods, so join us as we recount our mouths’ journey to Reykjavik and beyond! We talk about our different experiences at restaurants around the city; we talk about the intertwining of travel & eating; from protein-rich yogurt to British-style fish & chips to cheese pizzas & wieners, we’ve got it covered. We also talk about how Mitch ate the fermented (re: rotten) shark. We chat about all this and so much more!

If you want to hear the other non-food half of our vacation story, mosey over to Mitch’s podcast: WenghTalk Radio.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or our recommendation to go out and get some Icelandic yogurt Skyr!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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