Reel Cuisine

An illustrated food and movie blog


Episode 9

"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

15 minutes

For 2
  • 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?"

Oriental Coleslaw

20 minutes

8 servings
  • 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."

Caramel Popcorn

45 minutes

  • 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.
Bon Appétit!!!