Saturday, April 22, 2017

Food in Film: S'mores

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

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

… S'mores

I was fourteen years old and had gone on a picnic with a friend and her parents. As we stood near a small campfire, Ann asked if I wanted a s'more, and like Scotty Smalls, I had never heard of them. She showed me how to make one, and when I bit into it... oh my... heavenly!!

Here's the classic scene from The Sandlot, (1993):

HAM PORTER (Patrick Renna)
Hey, wanna s'more?

Some more what?

No, no. You wanna s'more?

I haven't had anything yet so how 
can I have some more of nothing?

You're killing me, Smalls!

Scene: Introducing Scotty to s'mores

Have you ever tasted a treat that was so delicious you can recall details years later of where you were at the time you bit into it and angels sang?


Unknown said...

I love this.. Reminds me of "Who's on First", the famous repartee between Abbot and Costello on baseball. 'smores are delicious and I'm hungry. My Virtual Vineyard

Keith's Ramblings said...

I can remember such a treat. Don't laugh, but it was first time I ate snails in France. I'm now virtually addicted and pop across the water for more when ever I can! English ones just dont taste the same - nor are they recommended!

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Trudy - gosh that was fun ... I honestly can't remember ... I used to love samosas - but rarely have them now, or a bacon and cheese wrap - that's a treat when I go to London!! Funny old life ... cheers Hilary

Trudy said...

I love their "Who's on First!" They crack me up. Thanks for your comment!

Trudy said...

I've never had snails... so now I know to wait until I get to France. (It may be a long while.)

Trudy said...

I've been watching the Great British Baking Show and they've prepared many a treat that would tempt me--a sugarholic--out of recovery. When I finally make it to the UK, I should stick to the bacon and cheese wrap treat.

Laurel Garver said...

I grew up in a camping family like your friend's, so s'mores were one of the summer season traditions, along with watermelon, peaches, corn on the cob, and flame-roasted hot dogs.

As for memorable foods, my friend's special chocolate mousse remains an epic memory. I think I got a little weak-kneed at the first spoonful.

Trudy said...

After marrying and having children, s'mores were mandatory for our camping trips, for sure!

PJ said...

I've always wanted to try and s'more - maybe I'll have to see if they sell Graham Crackers anywhere in Scotland. My remembrance is a red velvet cupcake from the Hummingbird Bakery in London - I've had them from elsewhere but these are the very best.

Mail Adventures said...

Also in Spain, Portugal and Morocco (and probably in more countries, I don't know) snails are very popular, prepared in different ways.

S'mores were new to me.

Eva - Mail Adventures

Denise said...

I think I first had a s'more when I was a Brownie. I can take them or leave them. I still remember the first time I had tres leches cake in San Antonio. I have made many versions of it but have never reproduced that taste. Heavenly. And now you have me craving some, lol.

Trudy said...

I hope you can try a s'more someday! A red velvet cupcake sounds delicious. Good thing I don't live anywhere near London or I'd be tempted to head over to Hummingbird Bakery.

Trudy said...

Sorry about the craving. Hopefully it passed. I used to live near San Antonio, but I somehow missed the tres leches cake experience. I had to look it up to see what it was, and it does sound heavenly.

Trudy said...

I just saw your comment today. I wonder if the snails in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco are as tasty as the ones in France. I'd like to be a traveling taste tester!