A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about fictional foods that I wished were real. TV and movies have been responsible for some delicious (well, in theory, at least…) culinary creations.
Luckily, it turns out the formula works the other way round too; over the years, TV and movies have inspired some awesome foods in the real world. The internet is a goldmine of TV and movie inspired recipes – here are just five of my favorites!
“When your stomach noises are strange,
But you’ve got no food,
What you gonna make?
Ahem. The treat you see in the picture above is ‘Ghostbusters popcorn’, a combination of American popcorn and everyone’s favorite ghost, Slimer. This particular creation is the brain child of Lindsay Johnson, who came up with the idea after her kids watched ‘Ghostbusters’ for the first time (as well as to keep 23 year-olds who probably should know better entertained). You can find the full recipe here.
Oh, and the green slime, in case you were wondering, is made from marshmallows and food coloring. Not ghosts, as I initially thought…
I’m not gonna lie; eating is the last thing on my mind when I’m watching any of the ‘Alien’ movies. All that chest-bursting and acid blood – urgh.
That hasn’t stopped a whole bunch of dedicated fans creating ‘Alien’-themed birthday cakes, most of which are based around that scene where we first meet Mr. Chestburster himself. It ain’t just a couple of cakes either; there seems to be a whole subgenre of baking based around the ‘Alien’ movies…
Think I’ll just stick to Twinkies, thanks…
Breaking Bad ‘Blue Sky’
Fans of ‘Breaking Bad’ will be familiar with ‘Blue Sky’, the primary product of Alberquerque’s finest science teacher-turned-master criminal Walter ‘Heisenberg’ White. Now, some enterprising folks have made a candy version, which definitely ain’t for kids!
This isn’t just a tribute, however; this candy was actually used as ‘Blue Sky’ on the show! Produced by The Candy Lady in Alberquerque, this candy is so good that Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman, claimed to be addicted to it. Food that doubles up as an authentic prop – does it get any better?
Lord of the Rings Recipes
You might remember a few months ago that I wished for Elven Lembas Bread from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy to become a reality. Well, it turns out my prayers have been answered in the form of the LOTR Scrapbook which provides a recipe for the sacred bread – along with just about every other food stuff that has ever appeared in the books.
Yep, this is a full-on ‘Lord of the Rings’ cookbook, with recipes ranging from ‘Aragorn’s Athela’s Tea’ to something called ‘Sauron’s Eyes’ (even though he only has one…). The site is pretty basic, but it has a companion site where you can view a small selection of the recipes.
So, if you fancy giving up Hershey’s in favour of Frodo Baggins’ diet, you know where to go.
Now, this isn’t strictly food but it is made from food and it is totally awesome – a picture of a Minion from ‘Despicable Me’ made entirely from Cheetos!
This picture of Carl the Minion took over 1000 Cheetos to make and is the work of Jason Baalman, an artist who specialises in making Cheetos portraits (he’s also done Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Conan O’Brien). If anyone can tell me how I too can become a Cheetos artist, that would be great.
And that, unfortunately, is all I’ve got time for today. What movie inspired foods have you seen? Have you ever made any yourself? Let me know on Twitter @AStoneHCO, on Facebook or by leaving a comment below. ‘Til next time, Stoneites!