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?


Val 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!

Pamela Wright 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.

Eva A. 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!