TGIW: Ready for a Silly Post? With Shahrukh, Food, and Photos?

I’m having an out of sorts day, mostly because I was up way too late last night (Hamilton).  So I feel like something cheerful and silly.  And I am dragging you all along with me!  Oh, and fair warning, when I get sleepy I get MEAN.  Or rather, I am always secretly this mean, my filter just doesn’t work as well when I get tired.  So be prepared for some not very nice comments about famous people.

Tomorrow I just learned is National Coffee Ice Cream Day.  Today is cheese pizza day, and day after tomorrow is Acorn Squash day.  I feel like the American food industry lobbyists may have a wee bit too much time on their hands.  On the other hand, it must be pretty easy to get these things made official, what politician is going to come out as publicly AGAINST Acorn Squash?  Cheese pizza, maybe.  That one was probably a squeaker.

Anyway, for fun and cheerfulness, I am going to go through the WHOLE LIST of September foods, and match them with their movie star spirit animals.  This may be a two-parter.  Such deep investigative reporting and analysis takes time.


September 1-National Cherry Popover Day

This is a cherry popover.  Essentially pastry with cherries inside.  The thing is, in my experience, it never drops below a certain level, and also never really rises above it.  If perfectly prepared, it can be very satisfying.  If moderately well prepared, it still isn’t bad.  But it is never truly Great.

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I’m going with Kajal Aggarwal.  She’s…..fine.

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September 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day

Poor blueberry, it needs this day because everyone avoids blue food, plus it dies your mouth/lips blue.  There is just something a little odd and unnatural about it.

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So, for many reasons….Aishwarya Rai

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September 3 is Welsh Rarebit Day

Welsh Rarebit is essentially toast with cheese sauce.  A very unusual name, and then you see it and go “oh, is that all it is?  That’s just a slightly different version of something we already have.”

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So, Shruti Haasan.  She sounds really cool, and then you see her onscreen and go “but…she’s just like all the other actresses!”

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September 4 is National Macadamia Nut Day

You know when you have a nut mix?  And you just want to hunt through it for all the Macadamias because they are so much better than all the other nuts around them?

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So… Irrfan Khan

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September 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day

Oh cheese pizza!  The bland option that no one really likes, but no one really objects to either.  And somehow it is always there at every party, being ignored and avoided, taking up space on the table that could have gone to other better pizzas, slowly congealing and aging and yet somehow never changing in flavor.

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Shraddha Kapoor

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September 6 is National Coffee Ice Cream Day

Sweet and cool and a little bit mature, a taste that might be a bit too strong when you are young but you age into it and come to love it.  Hard to explain the appeal to someone who doesn’t love it, but completely addictive and life changing for those who do love it.

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Obviously, as I think I have said before, this is Shahrukh Khan.

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September 7 is National Acorn Squash Day

Acorn squash, a very light flavor of it’s own but does best when combined with other flavors, filled with butter and brown sugar, or mushrooms and onions.  It is kind of the strong almost unnoticed base that holds everything together without providing much of a taste of it’s own.

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So….Ayushmann Khurranna?  Never takes attention for himself but provides a strong interesting base for other flavors.

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September 7 National Beer Lovers Day

Beer!  I don’t like it AT ALL.  I know other people do, and there is nothing intrinsically wrong with it, but I just think it is horrible and I always have.

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Obviously, Randeep Hooda

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September 7 is also National Salami Day

I love Salami.  I know it is a little too strong and pungent for some people, and kind of overripe, and really really bad for you, but sometimes I am just really really in the mood for a big old strong Salami.

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So…Sunny Deol

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September 9 is National Weiner Schnitzel Day

A German dish made of breaded veal cutlets.  So, soft and young and German, highly processed and prepared and flavored.

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Young, heavily prepared, German?  Alia Bhatt

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September 10 is National TV Dinner Day

Almost flavorless, terribly unhealthy, and also not very filling.  The only reason to eat them is because they are fast and cheap and you just don’t care that much.

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Disha Patani?  Or, fill in whatever Flavor of the Day recently discovered “model” is out there

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September 11 is National Hot Cross Bun Day

I don’t think anyone really really loves Hot Cross Buns.  But they pop up at brunch sometimes, and you go “oh yeah, hot cross buns”.  And then you eat it and remember “right, I don’t really like this”.

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Johnny Lever

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September 12 is National Chocolate Milkshake Day

No one doesn’t like a chocolate milkshake.

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September 13 is National Chocolate Day and also separately National Peanut Day

Two great tastes that taste even better together.

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Shahrukh and Kajol

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September 14th is National Cream Filled Donut Day

It sounds really good in concept.  And the first bite is delicious.  But then it quickly starts to feel like just a little too much.

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Sunny Leone

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September 15 is National Linguini Day

Thin, stringy, but oh so good and you can’t stop eating it.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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And thus ends the first half of September.  In food.  That was a productive use of my time, I think.  I may come back tomorrow for the second half!


So, what do you agree with? Disagree?  Is your favorite?  And what do you really really want to eat now?


16 thoughts on “TGIW: Ready for a Silly Post? With Shahrukh, Food, and Photos?

  1. Ha Ha Ha. Great and so accurate!

    But I will fight you to the death over Welsh Rarebit. Perhaps you have never had a good one? Sharp cheddar, dijon mustard, a good dark beer, and Worcestershire sauce. And egg, if I remember. Redolent and sophisticated, aromatic and savory, aged just right. Amitabh, of course.

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    • How about Deepika? At first it seems just like the same old cheese and toast, but eventually the flavors expand in your mouth and you come to appreciate it.

      On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 9:28 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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  2. I loved Cheese Pizza when I still was eating cheese. Delicious dough, yummy cheese, and no risk of finding sour tomato sauce on it (sour tomatoes are the worst!).
    So Madhavan and definetely no Shraddha, because she is more like this terrible pizza I had once – no cheese, a lot of sour souce and 2 sad pieces of grilled eggplant.


    • I think your cheese pizza in Italy might be different from our cheese pizza in America. Our pizza tends to all be the exact same sauce from some big sauce can, and then the exact same flavorless cheap cheese, and then toppings like onion or sausage or pepperoni to bring in actual taste. Cheese pizza is the WORST. Very Shraddha, no Madhavan.

      On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 3:24 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. 😀 😀 😀 I liked that!!!!

    What a special day today, the 6.9…. Coffee Ice (miam, miam)…ShahRukh (miam, miam???) and since some hours the infamous § 377 doesn’t exist anymore in India…and all this on an ‘erotic’ day 😀

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  4. I might swap Irrfan and Nawazuddin. Irrfan is good by himself but complements any ensemble he’s working with. Also I could eat linguine every day/could watch Irrfan every day. I like Macadamia nuts but they are more stand alone, and more of a sometimes food.

    Both Shah Rukhs, Prabhas, and Aish are spot on.

    Now I want Welsh rarebit for breakfast.


    • Plus, Irrfan is taller than Nawazuddin. And Nawazuddin’s head kind of looks like a macadamia nut. You’re right, works much better that way.

      On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:38 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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