I am participating in the Get Rec’d: A Movie/TV/Book List Challenge and this is the twelveth week’s entry. I have decided to be bold and list a response for all three categories; a movie, a television show, and a book.
Week 12: Makes Me Want Dessert
Movie: Waitress (2007)
From IMDB: Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness. Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto
The studio promoted Waitress with several screenings in advance of the release. I was able to attend two of them which both offered free pie at the end. I saw it a third time and needed to get pie afterward. When Jenna is stressing, she creates new pies, and you want to reach through the screen and eat them all.
Television: Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)
From IMDB: A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress. Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride
Pushing Daisies lived for only two short seasons before ABC canceled it. While the bakery is a backdrop of a supernatural storyline, Ned’s pies look delicious. Charlotte aka Chuck makes a pie version of a cupcake. His abilities help ensure all his food has the freshest ingredients no matter how old they are. Everything about the series is adorable, but the need to eat pie while is undeniable.
Book: Sunshine (2003) by Robin McKinley
From Goodreads: There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it’s unwise to walk. But there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years, and Sunshine just needed a spot where she could be alone with her thoughts. Vampires never entered her mind.
Until they found her…
While nothing in the description of Sunshine make it sound like it has anything to do with food, the main character bakes like a goddess. Sure, it is technically a vampire book, but you will focus more on what Sunshine makes at the diner than the blood. Much like the others in this category, you need to have baked goods handy when reading this.
Coming Up Next
Next week will be “Favorite Shakespeare-Related”