Jan 16, 2012
in the mood for strawberries. in january.
Have you read or watched The Help? I saw it over the holidays (on DVD) with my mother-in-law and let's just say we were a sad, albeit amusing, display of waterworks during the movie. Not being a huge reader, I didn't have a chance to go through Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel prior to viewing the flick so I'm not sure a fresh strawberry cake is even mentioned in the story (and if it was in the movie, I missed that detail too). A slew of southern foods appear in the film, though, something that at once caught my attention because 1) it's Down South home cooking, and 2) I was really hungry.
I'm surprised there isn't a cookbook dedicated to the foods from the movie, or at least a few recipes printed in the book. However, a great article, complete with dishes inspired from The Help, was published in Food and Wine. I'm especially eager to make Minny's Chocolate Pie; for those familiar with the story, you may be grinning pretty wide right now at the reference.
For those in the U.S., Happy MLK Day.