Wow, Debra of Eliot's Eats responded nearly immediately with a wonderful review and a wonderful array of goodies to celebrate this film and the Holidays.
Debra says "I wanted to put together my own romantic supper, a meal that celebrates a time when Ove was the happiest." This Charcuterie Platter containing two original recipes from Debra is perfect.
Debra posted her recipe at the very beginning of the month. Then I didn't here anything more from anyone until November 27th. One day before the deadline for submissions I got this wonderful recipe from Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures.
Amy was skeptical as this genre of book and movie are not her normal choices but she ended up reading and watching this month. I really pushed Amy out of her comfort zone with this choice. She read a heartwarming book, watched a movie with subtitles and cooked with saffron.
Evelyne of CulturEatz followed closely on Amy's heels. Evelyne had never even heard of this movie and ended up enjoying it very much. She chose to go with a Persian Dish, Reshteh Polow.
Evelyne says, "I am particularly fond of the food from Iran so I went with the ‘very good rice’ comment Ove made at one point. But this is a special rice filled with many surprises."
Next in was Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Camilla loved the movie so much she watched the movie 3 times before returning it.
Camilla found inspiration in Sweden where the movie is set. Cam and her family love Swedish food and she shared this lovely recipe for a soup that sounds fantastic. This is what she had to say. "So, coming in just under the wire, I made a soup inspired by Swedish meatballs for this month's Food'N'Flix. And I had ground venison, so I used that in my meatballs. Smaklig måltid!"
Our leader of FoodnFlix, Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen shared with us a Swedish tradition called Fika where friends gather together for coffee and cake.
Heather explains; "Apparently, fika is often used as a verb ("Let's fika later!"). I love this concept, and decided to make a common addition to fika - Kardemummakaka, or Swedish Cardamom Cake".
I came in just under the wire with the rest of the group. I took advantage of Holiday Leftovers with this recipe for Tachin Joojeh using turkey instead of chicken.
I am so happy that everyone seemed to enjoy the movie. It is always a crap shoot when you invite this group to view a film with you. We all have different tastes which is what makes this group so much fun and so interesting. One thing is always a certainty though.....there are always some amazing recipes come round up time.
Please join us in the fun next month as we watch Love Actually hosted by Debra of Eliot's Eats. You can learn all about how to participate by reading this article.