Plat du Jour: Friday January 25, 2013: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Scary” Appetite
For some weekend wisdom, here is a fascinating look at the scary appetite of the famed film director, Alfred Hitchcock. His diet almost was as frightening as “The Birds” and “Psycho.” Almost.
For anyone who has seen the recent film “Hitchcock,” with Anthony Hopkins portraying the legendary director, you certainly think several times about how he devours the foie gras tin imported from Paris by the forkful and how those martinis he enjoys at the Hollywood media parties are guzzled down in a single gulp.
And, well, you just look at him, and know that it takes a Falstaff-ian personality and appetite to achieve Hitchcock’s waistline.
The big question– how could you not at least savor that foie gras flown in from Maxim’s in Paris? Since he lived in Los Angeles, Hitchcock would not be pleased at all with California’s foie gras ban. I can only imagine how that would inspire his next film…
On that note, enjoy this last weekend of January and we’ll take a look at New Orleans and Cajun cooking for the Super Bowl next week, along with a unique Denver food neighborhood, and much more from Oregon. Take care everybody!