The series was an opportunity for me to explore the intersection between culture, memory and food. Here are some of the general guidelines I use for the posts:
- The television shows are ones that I have watched and loved.
- I give some information about the show for those who haven't seen it, in case your interest is piqued.
- The television show is used as a springboard to inspire me to cook interesting food.
- In most posts, the recipes are not directly taken from the television shows.
I break each post down into five sections:
- television show details,
- what it means to me,
- food featured,
- recipe notes, and
- random notes.
|Some of the foods I made for this TV Dinners theme during Vegan Mofo, September 2013|
- Mother and Son: vegan lamingtons
- Kath and Kim: vegan and gluten free sausages
- Puberty Blues: vegan banana fudge ice cream
- SeaChange: vegan sushi stack
- The Time of Our Lives: fennel and lentil lasagne
British and European:
- Broadchurch: sweet potato chips
- Call the Midwife: quince and walnut garibaldis
- Doctor Who, celery salt, and a day out
- The Fast Show: cheesy peas and BBC website memories
- Father Ted: sandwiches - not so like Mrs Doyle's
- Fawlty Towers: waldorf salad
- The Good Life: sourdough polenta cheese bread
- The Goodies: cashew butter scones
- Peppa Pig: vegan chocolate cake
- Pie in the Sky vegan stargazy pie
- This Morning with Richard Not Judy: orange and sweet potato filled chocolates (for The Curious Orange)
- Becker: pizza experiments with sourdough, tofu ricotta, kale, and carrot chips
- Happy Days: lentil and walnut roast
- The Greatest American Hero: cheeze crackers (aka 'dog' biscuits for Bill)
- Seinfeld: corn chowder with edamame and tofu bacon (and the Soup Nazi)
- Sesame Street: oreos
- The Simpsons: D'oh D'oh Doughnuts - vegan and baked
Please feel welcome to suggest your favourite tv food moments or food featured on tv shows (excluding cooking shows).