produzentin cuisine: La Rambut

produzentin is very much in love with fruits. They help me dropping a few pounds here and there. Fruits are my diet especially if they are tasty and have furry names, like the Rambutan, whose name derived from the Malayan word rambut which means hairs.

This morning I went to Chinatown and got this bundle of Rambutans. For a couple of days I like to use them as decorative accessories with my paper fruits, which I bought recently. And then, day by day, pick a few from the bundle. Tasty!

tasty delights
White cube

split me open
Eat me

produzentin cuisine: Walnut Cake

I love tasty little snacks. And these adorable walnut cakes are on top of my list. They are a korean speciality. Two shops in Toronto’s Korea town produce and sell the stuffed nuts. I can’t decide which filling is best, red bean paste and walnut is very delicous but so is mashed potato with walnut or almond. Ahhhh, I have them all anyway!

I was told they were once a delicacy at the Korean royal court and became wildly popular all over Korea.
Treat yourself like a queen and get a walnut cake.

More walnut cake fun:
Watch the walnut cake machine in action
Get chestnut, pumkin and maple molds for the machine

walnut heaven

try them all

on bloor st. w.

produzentin cuisine: Rappers and Poppers

Fill Me Up!

I am so happy that food week has won the poll, because I love my little treats. For that very special occasion, I got this juicy produzentin logo. Get ready for the sausage fest.

All you haters step back: produzentin eats Rappers and Poppers for breakfast. They taste so good. Hot jalapenos and melted cheese in a ball or stick… What more can you ask for early in the morning?

The Votes Are In

“What produzentin eats” won the poll for the next theme week at Buddenbrooks are just a short step behind, so there will be some Buddenbrooks here and there. Egolf just wants to know.

I will start the food week either tomorrow or FridayMonday, depending on how my cooking and grocery shopping adventures go. I will provide the recipes of some of the delicious meals, just to make sure you don’t need naked Jamie Oliver anymore.

And please don’t make me do the next step after food week: What goes down in produzentin’s bathroom (you don’t want to know about her dumps).

I’m glad that I’m not the only one left with love for Mariah and Kanye. At least they got a few votes. Poor things.

food wins

Why didn’t I see this earlier?

Sometimes even I am not as gay as I want to be. I had never watched Mommie Dearest until 2 days ago when I rented a copy of the re-released DVD. On Monday, I watched it for the first time, yesterday, I’ve seen it with the John Waters audio commentary switched on.

Mommie Dearest is considered a gay camp classic. It was the big winner at the Razzies in 1981, taking home 5 awards of the 9 nominations. This is always a good sign.

The film is based on the book written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book was one of the first tell-all stories about the childhood and relationship with a celebrity mother.

Many scenes in this movie reminded me of the John Waters classic, Female Trouble, which was shot before Mommie Dearest. The scenes when Christina childplays an actress, her mother, brought the car accident Taffy plays in Female Trouble to my mind. Or when Taffy gets beat and strangled by Divine, there are scences like this with Joan and Christina Crawford. I think there is a lot of Taffy in this film. And just imagine Joan Crawford played by Divine instead of Faye Dunaway.

Hear what John Waters has to say about the film, his audio commentary is a special feature on the re-release:
When to watch Mommie Dearest
Eyebrow movie

And some screenshots:

opening shot
I love the opening shot. Very mysterious.

It’s all about the stairs.

more stairs!
Diva stairs.

give me the presents
This is how I want to look when I receive presents.

One of the best shower scenes.


Wet hair style.


The dress and the roses.

Tina! Bring me the ax!

the ax
This is it.

no wire hangers
No more wire hangers –

– ever!

The film has more great moments for your pleasure and I don’t want to give anymore details away, just in case you are like me and havn’t seen the flick. But the ax and the wire hangers scenes are probably the best known excerpts and they certainly shoot Mommie Dearest over the top.

If you happen to be in San Francisco in August, be sure to go to Peaches Christ Midnight Mass screening of the movie. The evening includes the performance of Trannie Dearest, a play by Peaches Christ and Heklina. This is going to be hilarious!

And, you can always buy the DVD.