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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Food in Film: Apples

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...
… Apples

In Pocketful of Miracles (1961), an apple a day seems to keep the bullets away from gangster Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford), but only if they are from Apple Annie (Bette Davis)... he believes hers bring good luck. When unexpected news triggers Annie into a drunken stupor and unable to peddle her apples, he helps her with a miracle.

Trailer: Pocketful of Miracles 

While growing up, it seemed the only apples we ate were Red Delicious and Yellow Delicious. Their names don't fit their flavor, so I was never keen on the "apple a day" theory. 

Years into my adulthood I finally discovered truly delicious apples... Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady, and Honeycrisp (my favorite). They might not bring me luck, but considering the bland variety I was raised on, flavorful apples seem miraculous! 


Note: Catch this gem on Turner Classic Movies May 14 at 10:30 PM (ET).

24 comments:

  1. We've just discovered Envy apples. We live in New England so this time of year the apples are coming from God-knows-where, and usually they're not the best. But these things -- Wow! If you can find them, try 'em.

    Love the challenge you're undertaking and looking forward to reading more as a fan of both food and films.

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    1. I recently saw Envy apples in the grocery store and wondered if they were good. Thanks to your recommendation, I will give them a try!

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  2. This is such a lovely theme! :) It's going to be fun reading your posts :)

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    1. Thank you! It's been a fun theme to work with.

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  3. Yay apples!!
    So delicious in every form - cobbler, crumble, cake, caramel, candy (wow, lots for C words go along with apples, huh?)

    Great first post! looking forward to following your yummy journey :)

    Believe In Fairy Stories - Theme: Folklore & Fairy Tales

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    1. You're right... apples are delicious in so many ways. Thanks to your comment I found myself thinking of the apple dishes (turnovers, dumplings...) and now I'm hungry for apple pie. Thanks a lot! haha

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  4. Aw, see, I love Golden Delicious apples! But Fujis are pretty good too, although neither are good baked. Gotta be Granny Smith! When I saw your theme, the first thing I thought of was Snow White - this classic film is so much more creative. :)

    My A-Z Challenge: A is for Anne.

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    1. Of the Delicious apples, Golden would be my choice.

      I tried to stick with one film per food, but sometimes it's hard to choose! So many great foods and great films!

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  5. I haven't seen this movie but I love apples. I found a new one (tiny town syndrome) called jazz. Those are really yummy too. But Granny Smith with peanut butter is a favored snack.

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    1. Yet another apple variety for me to try... Jazz! Thanks for the recommendation. I went through a phase of eating apples and peanut butter, but for some reason I haven't done that for awhile. Maybe I better start again.

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  6. Just dropping in for the a to z challenge. Looking forward to the rest of your posts :)

    NotesinaBook

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! I look forward to your posts too!

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  7. Granny Smith for me! I agree with you on the "Delicious" apples...total misnomer. Yuck.

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    1. Granny Smith were my husband's favorite for many years. They are yummy... especially for caramel apples!

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  8. We always had Granny Smiths when I was younger which are pretty sharp. Now my favourites are the Pink Ladies (and the similar ones), a much softer taste.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. I enjoy the flavor of Pink Ladies and the lovely blend of a little sweet and a little tart.

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  9. I've got this recorded on my satellite hard drive and have been wanting to watch it. Not so long ago I watched an earlier version of this film that was made in the 30's and I really liked that one.

    My father loved apples and we usually had what I guess were Delicious. Not until more recent years did I become aware of all the apple varieties. My favorite is also Honeycrisp.


    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I didn't know there was an earlier version! I looked it up and found "Lady for a Day" (DVD) available at my local library and added it to my list. That will be fun to watch. Thank you!

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  10. I love all the new varieties of apples too - no more floury offerings - give me crisp and juicy and sweet any day!
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. For certain, I like apples crisp and juicy. Yesterday my husband bit into a mushy apple and was going to toss it out. Instead, I cut it into slices and froze it to blend in a smoothie later.

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  11. I grew up loving Cortland apples. A few years ago I discovered Honeycrisp and that is all I buy now for eating apples. Last fall I discovered SweeTango apples and will definitely be looking for them this year. Even better than Honeycrisp.

    @msdeniseh553
    Denise at My Life in Retirement Atlantic Wall

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    1. I am not familiar with Cortland apples. I think my daughter had me try a SweeTango last year. It was delicious!

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  12. I love apples - specially the baked ones. We get Fuji, Gala, Washington and of course Shimla apples in India. Interestingly I wrote about apples too. You can link your food stories on my post too.
    Regards
    Twinkling Tina Cooks

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    1. I've never tasted Shimla apples. I will check out your apple post! Thanks!

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