The Signature Noodle Dish in ‘Parasite’ Tells a Complicated Class Story

In Bong Joon-Ho’s Oscar-winning film Parasite, class disparities are telegraphed through aesthetics, architecture, and even the characters’ personal body odors. But one scene in particular deftly illustrates the economic gap between the wealthy Parks a…

In Bong Joon-Ho’s Oscar-winning film Parasite, class disparities are telegraphed through aesthetics, architecture, and even the characters’ personal body odors. But one scene in particular deftly illustrates the economic gap between the wealthy Parks and the lower-income Kim family—by way of a humble instant-noodle dish.

The scene in question begins with the Parks leaving for a camping trip, only to turn around and head for home when it starts to rain. On their drive back, Mrs. Park calls her housekeeper, Mrs. Kim, to request that she prepare a bowl of “ram-don” for her young son—and that it be ready by the time they arrive home. Mrs. Kim hangs up and is left wondering what on earth “ram-don” might be. In a frenzy, she throws together two types of instant noodles and some cubed steak and, miraculously, it passes muster.

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5 Genius Desserts From ‘Little Women’ That You Can Bake Tonight

“It’s like working in a doll house,” Little Women food stylist Christine Tobin tells Kristen and me over the phone. We’re on a call with Tobin because we heard through the food-media grapevine that she used the Genius Recipes cookbook as a reference te…

"It's like working in a doll house," Little Women food stylist Christine Tobin tells Kristen and me over the phone. We're on a call with Tobin because we heard through the food-media grapevine that she used the Genius Recipes cookbook as a reference text for her food styling work on Greta Gerwig's Academy Award–nominated film.

Also, we're huge fans of hers.

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A Definitive Ranking of Food Scenes in This Year’s Best Picture Nominees

Well. There’s a lot more war than food in this year’s Best Picture nominees. Three wars and a gang war, two very different slices of class war, and then this tiny, localized war also known as a divorce. Themes of feast and famine thread across the film…

Well. There’s a lot more war than food in this year’s Best Picture nominees. Three wars and a gang war, two very different slices of class war, and then this tiny, localized war also known as a divorce. Themes of feast and famine thread across the films, so when food does make an appearance, it’s worth paying close attention.

Food media likes to rank food scenes. But listen, this is the definitive definitive ranking of the best food scenes from this year’s nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture. (Warning: There are some spoilers. But none that won’t make you want to watch the rest of the film.)

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8 Life Lessons That Screenwriting Has Taught Me

(Wrote this yesterday….) Tonight I graduate! Wow, I haven’t said that in well over ten years, but it’s true! I am headed to the certificate ceremony for a program I have been in for the past year at UCLA.

This past year I participated in UCLA’s TFT Professional Program for TV Screenwriting, one-hour drama being my chosen track. And besides learning how to write a script, the art of screenwriting has taught me some very universal life lessons that I wanted to share with you…Read more »

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(Wrote this yesterday....) Tonight I graduate! Wow, I haven't said that in well over ten years, but it's true! I am headed to the certificate ceremony for a program I have been in for the past year at UCLA. This past year I participated in UCLA's TFT Professional Program for TV Screenwriting, one-hour drama being my chosen track. And besides learning how to write a script, the art of screenwriting has taught me some very universal life lessons that I wanted to share with you...Read more »

This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website!