I'll make him a pizza he can't refuse
My boyfriend thinks Im a psychopath. His evidence is that after watching Goodfellas, Munich, or a few bloody episodes of the Sopranos, the first words out of my mouth are usually, Im hungry. In my defense, the few scenes in these movies or shows that dont incorporate violence usually incorporate food. If you mentally block out the violence, what are you left with? Exactly, a raging hunger for garlic sliced with a razor blade.The connection between food and mafia movies is not in my head, thats a given. Otherwise HBO wouldnt make a killing putting out cookbooks and my local pizza store wouldnt be hanging a painting of Don Corleone holding a slice over the caption Ill make you a pizza you cant refuse. (sic). Real life mobster Henry Hill even got in on the act, writing a cookbook of his own, and later opening up a restaurant, Wiseguys (which later burned... hmm), in West Haven, Connecticut.
It seems lately everyone's getting in on the act. Many of the former "Soprano" cast members have since adopted projects that show off their culinary leanings. Steve Schirripa, aka Bobby Bacala, and author of The Goomba Diet filmed nine episodes of Steve Shirripas Hungry for cable network Lifeskool back in December. And just last month, Lorraine Bracco threw a launch party at the Hard Rock Cafe for her new wine company, Bracco Wines. And who can forget Tony Sirico, aka Pauly Walnuts, in those Dennys ads?
Some of you might not know this, but he also did a Dunkin Donuts ad before he was Pauly Walnuts?
What does it all mean? Who knows. Maybe Ill let this Seinfeld scene sum it all up for me.
Did that answer your questions. No? Dont blame me, I just watched the Godfather and am loopy for some marinara. And now that I start to think of it, maybe Im lumping myself in with an unsavory group. Oh my God! Maybe I am a psychopath after all.