an equal opportunity eater.
Taking the neurosis out of food, one meal at a time.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday Matinee at the Moulin Rouge
I know how I missed this frothy, kinetic, visually intense and musically witty film when it came out in 2001: I couldn't understand how a movie set in 1901 was singing "Lady Marmalade." I caught a bit of it on tv, and when I saw graying men in top hats singing from Nirvana's "Teen Spirit" I had to rent it. I was bedazzled by the energy and vibrancy. Seeing Roxanne set to a tango dance piece is spectacular fusion.
Movie menu: lots and lots and lots of popcorn and diet coke.
For your dining pleasure:
Champagne is used as a symbol of the courtesan and what transpires with those wealthy enough court her.
Instead, let us honor her love of the humble writer with a supper they would have been able to afford: