Foodies like me always notice food in films. With the exception of “The Hunger Games,” it’s not unusual for me to come home after a movie and whip up one of the dishes I just saw on the big screen (I had no interest in trying cooked frog . . . thanks anyhow, Katniss!).
I recently watched, “Spanglish.” Rotten Tomatoes describes the story like this: “A Hispanic woman and her young daughter are thrown into the middle of a well-to-do but remarkably dysfunctional family.” Adam Sandler, who plays a top chef in the movie, prepares a sandwich that includes crispy bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, broiled cheese, and is finished off with a perfectly cooked sunny-side up egg. His choice of food TELEGRAPHS that he’s feeling really low and needs some comfort food.
After watching the movie, I watched the special features and saw the video recipe for this sandwich. I was surprised and excited to find out that this the “Spanglish” sandwich is actually one of Thomas Keller’s original recipes!
Below is my interpretation of the “Spanglish” sandwich. Enjoy!
TELEGRAPHS = conveys