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Food In Films Part 1: The Casino Muffins

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

Part one of my new and latest feature!! Food in films. Where I will be recreating and referencing food scenes and references from iconic films and TV shows. When I first thought of doing this feature, I had my first five uploads ready in my head. I watch alot of TV you see.

The first instalment of this saga is from a Scorsese classic..... Casino!

I watched Casino when I was younger and when I was going through my grown up films at a younger age phase. So when I was watching Goodfellas and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, I watched Casino not long after that.

My dad said once that Casino had the most violent scene he had ever seen in any film, this was before I watched it. It was pretty violent and graphic and the thought of what actually happens is a horrible thought. Its one of those where if you know the scene I am on about then you know what happens. Its at the end.

Over the years I have carried on watching films and TV, I have my own most violent scene of all time. A scene where my eyes couldn't leave the screen and where my eyes felt they were shaking due the intensity of what was happening.


But anyway, lets swap the violence for food references!

The scene I am writing about and that has inspired this post. Casinos blueberry muffin scene.

In this scene, Sam Rothstein, played by Robert De Niro, gets distracted during a business meeting with one of his associates by noticing that their muffins have an unequal amount of blueberries in them. Frustrated, he goes straight to the kitchen to tell the chef that he wants an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin. De Niro doesn't budge on his request, despite the unimpressed look on the chefs face.

So today I made blueberry muffins for the first time, and I will of course include a full recipe in a separate post. I will also leave a video link to the scene as well. And by the way, there was an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin...... honest!

What is your favourite food in films ?

What should I do next?

Let me know!


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