[Sca-cooks] Another one for the food movie list-keepers...

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Mar 31 16:13:24 PDT 2007

"Udon", (2006)


It's a fun, if somewhat schmaltzy, spoof on food writing, mass media,  
inexplicable trends, and trendy foodie posers.  After failing to  
achieve fame and fortune as a standup comic in New York, our rural  
Japanese hero returns home to his estranged, grouchy noodle-artisan  
father, only to set in motion a national craze for the ultimate, off- 
the-beaten-track, hole-in-the-wall, Japanese Soul Food Experience:  
the Udon Pilgrimage.

Along the way, of course, we get to see a great deal of udon being  
made, cooked, and eaten. I know I had to get myself a bowl of noodles  
while watching this...

Heads do not roll, no garbanzas to speak of, some udon-fu, gratuitous  
anime, gratuitous ghosts, gratuitous mild gay stereotyping.

Adamantius-Bob sez check it out...

"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la  
brioche!" / "If there's no bread, you have to say, let them eat cake!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
     -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry  
Holt, 07/29/04

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