Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.
Smuggled silver-screen snacks
Slate’s Nosh is a new “pop-up blog” devoted to snacks—kudos, Slate—and today it tackled the topic of foods smuggled into movie theater. Most of what I want to nibble on during a movie can be procured at the concessions stand: butter-drenched popcorn, maybe some peanut M&Ms. (I will definitely sneak in a can of wine.) But former theater employees says they’ve found everything from seafood salad to Chipotle under the seats. Seriously, seafood salad? [Kate Bernot]
Vegetables for dessert
The New York Times is one of those things I read that makes me feel like I’m behind on everything. Like today’s article on “A Surprising Way to Eat Vegetables: For Dessert.” This is probably old hat to people who are savvier restaurant visitors than I am, but I was surprised to hear about things like arugula on top of a pecan-pear cake, or a sweet carrot sorbet. I love it because it seems like such a rule-breaker: breakfast for dinner is one thing, but parsnip cake or roasted squash ice cream? Color me intrigued, and inspired to come up with a vegetable dessert combo of my own. [Gwen Ihnat]