An illustrated food and movie blog
"How can you not get romantic about baseball?"
Illustrated by : Dawline-Jane
- Oakland-Style Hot Dog
- Oriental Coleslaw
- Caramel Popcorn
Moneyball is a great movie for people who, like me, know absolutely nothing about baseball but like the idea of it. Let’s face it, the one time I did go to see a game I was more enthusiastic about beer, junk food and sun than the mechanics of the sport. Luckily, Moneyball is much more fast paced than a baseball game, and the sharp script by Aaron Sorkin ( The Social Network, West-wing ) will keep you on the edge of your seat. For the food, we decided to take your typical sports game food, and step it up a notch – adding a touch of class and a dash of je-ne-sais-quoi. So cook up a storm, crack open a beer, sit back and enjoy the game.
"How you likin' first base, man?"
Oakland-Style Hot Dog
- 4 all-beef hot dog
- 4 poppyseed hot dog bun
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup sweet green pickle relish
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 8 tomato wedges
- 4 dill pickle spear
- salt and pepper
- 1. Grill the all-beef hot dog in a pan for about 10 minutes
- 2. Grill the buns on the pan for about 30 seconds on each side
- 3. Pile on the toppings in this order: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, salt and pepper. Add ketchup if you'd like!
"You think losing is fun?"
- 1 head green cabbage, shredded
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 1 green apple shredded
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1. Place the cabbage, carrot, jicama, and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
- 2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sesame oil, and honey in a small bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Toss until evenly coated. Chill before serving.
"I pay you to get on first, not get thrown out at second."
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups popped popcorn
- 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
- 2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
- 3. Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.