Over the weekend I really wanted to see the film Burnt. Considering we went to see Deadpool on actual Valentine’s Day, Reg even watched Burnt with me. I love movies that not only include fantastic images of food but are about re-invention and starting over. Bradley Cooper did a great job as a chef trying to reboot his life after paying penance for his mistakes.
FOODIE SPOILER AHEAD
That said, one thing that really bugged me about the film is apparently, if you do not cook food sous-vide (in plastic bags submerged in controlled-temperature water) you are considered out of date as a chef.
The idea that haute cuisine is made in plastic bags really turns my stomach. It is the equivalent of cooking in the microwave (if microwaves cooked well) to me. It does not seem healthy and does not feel like real cooking to me.
After seeing Deadpool I took Reg to El Caracol Cafe for Valentine’s Day dinner. We got the food to go and as we waited for our order it was amazing to see how many people were in and out of the cafe on Valentine’s Day for their dinner too.
I got the beef enchilada, Reg enjoyed a burrito and then we watched The Walking Dead. A delicious dinner and then one of our favourite shows. I guess I am just not a traditionalist when it comes to anything and certainly not a foodie trend-follower. Keep plastic away from my food, thank you very much.
BTW, Deadpool was awesome!