Reel Cuisine

An illustrated food and movie blog

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Episode 1

"We’ll have what
they’re having"

Illustrated by : Anna Ferrier
When Harry met Sally
&
  • Tagliatelle with vegetables
  • Apple & pear crumble

When Harry met Sally is the kind of comfort-movie you watch on a cold Sunday night with a bag of cookies and a hot chocolate. Girls love it and guys feel comfortable enjoying Nora Ephron’s rom-com touch, because “Dude, it’s a classic!” The movie takes place in NY and stars Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal; Two friends who let sex get in the way. We decided to make something that represents the relationship between the two main characters: cozy with a hint of sexual tension. As the main dish we decided to cook tagliatelle with mushrooms, eggplant and truffle oil. Its was pretty easy to make and took us around 15 minutes. For desert we figured that a crumble would fit well, we made an apple and pear crumble which is an easy and delicious recipe. As the crumble takes 20 minutes to bake we made it first. Finally we set the movie on the projector, poured ourselves some white wine anddddd… play !

"Cozy Pasta, classy veggies and sexy truffle oil"

Tagliatelle with vegetables

Prep: 10 mins, Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients (for 2)
  • 6oz pasta tagliatelle (fresh if possible)
  • 4oz mushroom
  • ½ eggplant
  • 1 red onion
  • handfull sundried tomatoes
  • ½ tbs white sugar
  • parmesan
  • rosemary
  • splash white wine
  • sour cream
  • olive oil
  • truffle oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1. Start boiling some water for the pasta.
  • 2. Slice the red onion, the mushrooms and ½ of an eggplant.
  • 3. In a hot pan with olive oil, throw the diced onion and saute for about 4 minutes with ½ tbs of sugar to caramelize the onions.
  • 4. Put the tagliatelle in the boiling water (you want it aldente so cook it for as per directions on the box).
  • 5. Add the eggplant, mushrooms and some fresh rosemary in the pan with the onions and let it cook for another 6 minutes or so while the pasta is in the pan.
  • 6. In the pan, add a splash of white wine and 2tbs of heavy cream or more if you like it really creamy (Sally wouldn’t but whatever)
  • 7. Drain the pasta and mix in the creamy veggies. Add salt and pepper, some sundried tomatoes, and most importantly truffle oil!
  • 8. Serve on a plate and grate some parmesan cheese on top.

"Crumble w/ Cream "On the side""

Apple & pear crumble

Prep: 15 mins, Cook: 25 mins

Ingredients (for 2)
  • 2 apples
  • 2 pears
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • between ¼ and 1/3 flour
  • cinnamon
  • sour cream
  • vanilla extract
  • 1. Preheat oven to 380 F.
  • 2. Peel and dice the apples and pears.
  • 3. In a pan put 1/2 Tbsp of the butter and cook the pears and apples over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes with a pinch of cinnamon
  • 4. In a bowl, mix the rest of the butter (soft but not melted) with the flour and sugar. Use your hands until mixture is crumbly
  • 5. Layer apples and pears in the bottom of the baking pan. Evenly distribute flour mixture over the fruit.
  • 6. Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes on the middle rack, then move the crumble to the top rack for 5 minutes (unless your crumble is already looking browned and delicious)
Bon Appétit!!!