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Film Food: HARE Witch Project

In honor of our first  annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.

Remember when we all fell for this story and how we all thought that this was “found footage” from a group of amateur filmmakers?? We do! Today, we highlight 1999’s chilling horror film The Blair Witch Project. To keep it themed this recipe was inspired by the known neighbors of the woods…rabbit! We introduce the HARE Witch Project!

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Synopsis: Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend… The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, the student’s film and video was found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into a movie. The Blair Witch Project.

Hare Witch Project

HARE Witch Project Recipe:
– 1 full rabbit

-Coarse salt
-Ground pepper
-Garlic powder
-6 clove garlic
– Juice 1 lemon
-1/3 cup dried rosemary leaves
– 3/4 cup garlic infused olive oil
– 8-10 small potatoes
-1 onion
-1 tbl butter
-1/2 cup of white wine
-Sweet Spanish Paprika

 Season the rabbit with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Chop three cloves of garlic into larger pieces and mix with the lemon juice, half of the rosemary and half of the garlic olive oil. Pour onto the rabbit blending marinade thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place potatoes in a separate bowl. Add garlic olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and rosemary. Toss the potatoes so that they are coated and won’t stick to the pan. Place the rabbit in a roasting pan and pour on the marinade. Cut remaining garlic cloves into fours and stuff the rabbit with the garlic pieces. Cut the butter in half and place it on the two ends of the rabbit for a browning effect.  Add the wine to the pan. Place the seasoned potatoes and an onion (which should be cute in quarters) around the rabbit and sprinkle a dash of lemon juice. Cover the rabbit with a piece of foil.

 Roast for 25 minutes then remove the foil. Roast for another 25 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned. Enjoy your Hare Witch project. 

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Film Food: BURGER from the Black LEGUME sliders topped with Texas ChainSLAW Massacre

In honor of our first  annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.

Today we pay homage to two classic scary/slasher flicks: The Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

 

Synopsis CBL: A scientific expedition along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.

Snopsis TCM: Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five teenagers pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who slashes both himself & one of the five friends. Shaken by the incident, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It’s quickly apparent that the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky teenagers suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface.

BURGER from the Black LEGUME topped with Texas ChainSLAW Massacre

BURGER from the Black LEGUME sliders topped with Texas ChainSLAW Massacre

 *BURGER from the Black LEGUME Slider Recipe:

-3 12oz cans of black beans, rinsed and divided
-Small onion, minced
-Fresh poblano pepper, minced
-1 Tbl garlic powder
-1 tsp cumin
-1 tsp chili powder
-1 tsp salt
-¼ cup soy sauce
-1 tsp black pepper
-1 cup
-quinoa, cooked according to package directions
-Egg (if needed)
-Oil for cooking
-Martin’s dinner rolls (12 per pack)

Sauté onion and poblano until fragrant and caramelized.  Add two cans of black beans and seasonings.  Cook on medium heat, and mash with wooden spoon when soft/tender.  Remove from heat.  Stir in third can of black beans and quinoa.  Mixture will be sticky and thick enough to shape into small patties.  If needed, add an egg to help hold the mixture together. Make patties and set aside on parchment paper.  Add oil to skillet on medium heat and sauté each side until crisp/browned (oil is needed to help brown the patties since there isn’t much fat in them).  Top with Texas Chainslaw Massacre and serve on buns.  Makes 24 sliders.

*Texas ChainSLAW Massacre Recipe:
-Half head of napa cabbage, washed and sliced into thin strips

-4 red beets, washed, boiled and sliced into matchsticks (we used candy cane beets)
-1 bunch radishes, washed and sliced into matchsticks
-½ cup vinegar
-½ cup salt
-½ cup sugar

Mix ingredients and let sit at least 30 min. Serve over sliders. 

*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!


FILM FOOD: PoltergICED TEA

To kick-off the scariest week of the year and to gear up for our 1st ever, BigBite Halloween Bash on November 2nd at Board Walk Bar, we have decided to share some of our spooky film foods inspired by our favorite Halloween movies!

Today we pay homage to Steven Spielberg’s 1980’s horror film classic – Poltergeist. “It’s here” the PoltergICED TEA!

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SynopsisIn her family’s suburban home, ghosts begin communicating with five-year-old Carol Anne through a dead channel on the television. At first seeming like harmless ghosts, they play tricks and amuse the family. It is not for long when the mysterious beings use the television as their portal to enter the house and finally abduct Carol Anne.  As her desperate family tries to rescue the little girl, they are terrorized by the ghosts and their demonic leader.

PoltergICED TEA

PoltergICED TEA

*Recipe:
-Wave Vodka – yup, Wave Vodka

-Arizona Iced Tea
-Aperol

Mix equal portions of Wave Vodka and Arizona Iced Tea. Add a splash of Aperol. Serve over polter-ice.

Interesting Facts:
1. The Poltergeist franchise is believed to be cursed due to the premature deaths of several people associated with the film. The production used real human skeletons when filming the swimming pool scene which led many to believe the “curse” on the film series was because of using those skeletons.
2. Drew Barrymore took part in the audition for Annes role, then she got the role of Gertie in the E.T.
3. The roaring of the MGM lion was originally the sound of the poltergeist that attacked the home of the main heroes.
4. Spielberg worked on E.T. and Poltergeist at the same time.
5. In the scene where the clown was trying to strangle Robbie – the boy really couldn’t breathe, but the filming crew thought that he was acting.  After his face became blue, Spielberg realized that it was real and saved him from death.
5. Body Count: 0

Best Food Scene: The infamous kitchen scene with the possessed t-bone steak!

*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!


FILM FOOD: The Hills Have EYES CREAM SANDWICHES

To kick-off the scariest week of the year and to gear up for our 1st ever, BigBite Halloween Bash on November 2nd at Board Walk Bar (behind the Piazza, next to North Shore Pool Club), we have decided to share some of our spooky film foods inspired by our favorite Halloween movies!

Today we pay homage to the slasher king – Wes Craven and his 2006 action horror film The Hills Have Eyes.
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Synopsis
A family is taking a cross-country road trip when their trailer breaks down, leaving them stranded in the desert of New Mexico. There, they find themselves under attack by the savage “hill people,” who were deformed by radiation during nuclear testing.

The Hills Have ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

The Hills Have EYES CREAM SANDWICHES

*Recipe:
-Pepperidge Farms soft baked sugar cookies OR Anna’s ginger crisps

-Vanilla ice cream
-Pumpkin pie spice

 Let ice cream soften.  Mix in pumpkin pie spice to taste.  Spread ice cream on cookies and freeze immediately until hard (about an hour). 

Interesting Movie Facts:
1. This movie is a remake of Wes Craven‘s 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes.
2. Originally, the film was given an X-rating which would have relegated it to the porno circuit and severely hurt the box-office returns. Wes Craven cut the film enough to secure an R rating. The original director’s cut is thought to be no longer in existence.
3. For the scene where the feral family is eating Bob, the actors were actually eating a leg of lamb roast (yum).
4. Body count: 17

*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!