Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Looking Ahead Toward Next Month's Dinner & a Movie

I've barely used up the leftovers of my Scent of Green Papaya dinner and my thoughts have already turned toward next month's Dinner & a Movie. And since this weblog project is still in its infancy, the possibilities are positively endless. The choice for the first Dinner & a Movie was such an easy one, since I'd never cooked Vietnamese food, and had never written a review of the Scent of Green Papaya. But now, I'm faced with the task of choosing a new cuisine and a new film for next month.

On the one hand, I'm tempted to go with a familiar favorite like Japan, along with a classic Kurosawa film. On the other hand, I'm equally tempted to go for another totally new experience, like Korean or Thai. Although I've tasted foods from both cultures, I've never attempted to prepare either cuisine in my own kitchen.

Hmmm...such a dilemma. I guess I've got some research and deciding to do, so I'm going to give myself a few days to look over my cookbooks and tune into what my tastebuds and viewing pleasure are craving.