Sunday Feature-Week 27: Pulp Fiction (1994)
Title: Pulp Fiction
Tone: Badass Cinema
Cast- Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis
What: Tarantino’s revolutionary indi-film about violence and redemption
- It’s the first week of July and we’re kicking off a month of movies and food. More precisely movies that can be paired well with dinner (and we’re even throwing in recipes!). So to start things off we’re profiling the cult classic Pulp Fiction and pairing it with Big Kahuna Burgers, Sprite, and a $5 Shake for dessert.
- There is little that I can say that hasn’t already been said about Pulp Fiction. My personal opinion is that it is Tarantino’s best film…one that I doubt he’ll be able to outdo.
- The adrenaline shot scene is one of the most well crafted suspense sequences I’ve ever seen, Hitchcock would be proud.
- Pulp Fiction is a perfect summer film, it’s endlessly quotable, contains a marvelous surfer-rock infused soundtrack, and it’s a film you can easily invite folks over to your humble abode for drinks to sit down and enjoy. Here’s a suggestion for a complimentary cuisine.
Big Kahuna Burgers
- 1 pound hamburger
1 can (8 oz size) pineapple slices
3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 red onion; sliced
1 tablespoon margarine
4 lettuce leaves
4 buns (onion or sesame are best)
4 slices swiss cheese
4 slices cooked bacon
1.Drain the pineapple juice into a small bowl; add the terriyaki sauce. Place 3 Tb. in a resealable bag. Add the pineapple and rotate to coat; set aside.
2.Form the hamburger into patties and place in an 8×8 pan. Pour remaining teriyaki sauce on top of burgers. Marinate for 5-10 minutes, turning once.
3.In a skillet saute onion in butter until tender; about 5 minutes. Grill, fry or broil burgers til done. Place pineapple on grill or under broiler to heat through. Layer lettuce and onion on bottom of bun. Top with the burger, cheese and pineapple and bacon. Replace tops and serve immediately.
$5 Milk Shake
2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 cup whole milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.In a blender, combine ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.