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Friday, July 27, 2007

Un bon vin blanc,* for Remy?

Remy the rat from "Ratatouille" is getting his own wine. (I'm such a dork: I saw the headline "Remy the Animated Rat Gets His Own Chard in Movie Tie-In Twist" and I assumed it was a varietal of Swiss chard! But what a great way to get kids to eat their greens -- tell them Remy loves to eat rainbow chard.)
I wonder whether a wine, inspired by a kids movie, will be a hot-seller. It's $12.99 at Costco, but no word on if it's available in Ohio. The story says it's not available everywhere. Let us know if you try it!

*Trivia for you francophiles out there: Each word in "un bon vin blanc" contains a different French nasal vowel. The phrase is used to help students master the difficult sounds.


at 12:57 PM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

I guess I'm a dork too because if I had read that headline first I would have assumed that it referred to Swiss chard. I also happen to love Swiss chard and just bought some last week at Turner Farms in Indian Hill, but I digress...

at 1:25 PM Blogger Stepf said...

Swiss chard is my new favorite green, replacing broccoli rabe... I love greens! I'm excited to go to Hyde Park Farmers Market on Sunday to get greens and lettuce from the Farm Beach Bethel folks. I make a pasta I call Technicolor pasta: rainbow chard, red onion, red or yellow bell pepper, tomatoes and black olives, sauteed with garlic, fresh oregano and parsley and tons of olive oil. I top it with the sheep's milk feta from the Mediterranean store at Findlay Market. yum! It's so fresh and full of vitamins and carotenoids! I made it last night, actually. You and I think alike, nicejewishgirl!

at 1:26 PM Anonymous FoodieToo said...

Seems inappropriate to me to sell/create a wine in conjunction with a CHILDREN's movie.

at 6:31 AM Blogger RadioCarla said...

Word is that Disney just pulled the plug on this cross promotion. You can read more about it at Magical Mountain.


at 7:25 AM Anonymous rick said...

Children's movie?
I love the animated films more than any other. And this one was fabulous. Can't wait to see it again...

Give me Shrek, Finding Nemo or Ratatouille anytime...

at 10:46 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Oooh your pasta sounds good! When I don't feel like cooking or when I just want something fast my favorite pasta dish goes something like this: 2 cloves of garlic sauteed in about 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil. (I chop the garlic first, add it to the oil, and then turn the heat on low. Nothing worse than burnt garlic.) I toss this with whatever pasta I happen to have available. Next I add 1-2 cans of tuna packed in oil (drain first), followed by the zest of one lemon. Sometimes I add chard if I have it. Top with a very good parmagiano reggiano. (No Kraft in the green bottle please.)

at 11:08 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Oh Please FoodieToo! Nobody is suggesting that this should be marketed to children or that wine tastings should begin with the Sesame Street set. (Though my grandmother did give me a small glass of Manischevitz nearly every day of my life between the ages of 4-7 -with my PB & J no less- and I show no ill effects.)

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