Thursday, September 30, 2021

Words on Bathroom Walls~~ The Round Up #FoodnFlix

This month I invited our FoodnFlix Club to join me in watching Words on Bathroom Walls and then create a dish inspired by the movie. 

Words on Bathroom Walls

I love this young adult film about a high school senior with mental illness who dreams of being a chef.  It is based on the novel by Julia Walton.  I have that on my tbr list now.  
The film, by Thor Freudenthal, was released in August of last year and is available on Amazon Prime. It is not an easy film but it is a poignant look at coming of age, which is hard enough and seems impossible when you suffer from schizophrenia.

Beet Salad

There is so much food inspiration in this film. I was inspired to make Grilled Beets with a Caramelized Citrus Drizzle.  You can link to the recipe and read more about the movie and my review.

Eggs Benedict

My friend Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures was next to submit a recipe for this film that she found "absolutely gut wrenching. It gave me a whole new perspective of the struggles some people who suffer from mental illness go through on a daily basis."   Amy was inspired to make this yummy looking Bacon and Asparagus Eggs Benedict.  I wish I could have joined her for this amazing dish.


Debra of Eliot's Eats was next to post this gorgeous Pasta Gratin with Mushrooms.  Debra found inspiration in a couple of dishes that she combined into one delicious looking casserole. 
Debra explains her inspirations saying: "Adam presents a dish that he’s “working on” to Maya. I perceived it as some sort of gratin because of the toasted bread crumbs on top. She states it’s “earthy and smoky”. Adam names his secret ingredient as fontina cheese." and "I also wanted to use pasta as a riff on the macaroni dish he slides in front of Maya in the school cafeteria. It’s his peace offering."

Pot pies

Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, loved this movie and watched it 3 times.  She noticed a lot of things that I hadn't including that when Adam took over at Maya's house and reconstructed some frozen dinners, he turned them into pot pies.  

This inspired Cam to make these amazing Farm to Table Vegetable Pot Pies using fresh produce from her CSA because "Adam quips that for the tuition, the food in the school cafeteria should be farm to table, I used veggies from our CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm in these pies, including summer squash, zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, Chinese celery, and onions. The herbs on top were also from the farm."   

Only You

That's a wrap for this month.  Please join us in October as we watch Only You hosted by Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla.   Anybody can join in the fun.  Find out details from the guidelines page of the FoodnFlix Club.


  1. I hate to say it was a fun movie, but I am certainly glad I watched it and it was very hopeful at the end. These are some delicious looking dishes. Thanks for choosing a great film and for hosting!

  2. All looks so delicious. Glad you enjoyed the movie.


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