Another week, another geeky movie premiere, another delicious way to celebrate.
This week is only the second of many nerdy recipes to come this summer, with an amazing slate of nerdy movies premiering in the coming weeks.
Baz Luhrman takes on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby. (Fun fact: Fitzgerald’s historic home in St. Paul is just blocks away from where I last lived in Minnesota!)
You’re probably thinking, wait? there’s an especially nerdy food associated with The Great Gatsby? And you might be right.
But you’re probably also getting a group of friends together to go see Gatsby this weekend. Skip the crowded bar for pre-movie drinks and host your very own Great Gatsby cocktail hour, worthy of the title character’s very own lavish bashes.
The secret to these nerdy recipes? Their high ratio of “looks fancy” to “amount of time to make.” So plenty of time to curl your hair and perfect your flapper look.
Host Your Own Great Gatsby Themed Cocktail Hour
- Sweet Tea Mint Juleps
- Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
- White Cheddar Gougeres
It’s really a hallmark of the Amy Pond era. Fish sticks and custard. Honestly, kind of eww when I think about it. But then I remember that my favorite combo is salty and sweet… so maybe… just maybe. Yes, indeed, this can be delicious.
When I put our resident food genius Emma Carew Grovum up to the task, she came up with a version that is sure to please the masses. It’s certainly a little more palatable for the non-weird eaters out there.
Recipe and details after the jump…
My latest post for Being Geek Chic:
Captain Jack: “Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, ‘Oooh, this could be a little more sonic?’”
The Doctor: “What, you’ve never been bored? Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?
Children love the noise it makes. Grown-ups want to own one. There’s no denying: The doctor wouldn’t be the doctor without his sonic screwdriver. And so if you’re bored, but don’t have any cabinetry that needs hanging, then maybe head to the kitchen for a different task.
Why not make these delicious chocolate covered pretzel rods and try to unlock doors? When it doesn’t work, eat them. You’ll still be satisfied with the results.
- 10-12 long pretzel rods
- 1 bag white chocolate chips or 1 lb white chocolate bark
- 2-3 TBS neutral cooking oil (vegetable or canola)
- red, green and blue sugar crystals
- variety of chopped nuts and candies to use as button decorations
Recipe after the jump…
I *love* this clever infographic summarizing data that Amy Webb has pulled based on early reviews of her new book, Data, A Love Story.
We’ve been collecting and analyzing data about Data, A Love Story’s readers, reviewers and buyers. For example, how many of Data’s readers also belong to AARP? What are the two most common words used to describe Amy’s story?