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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-07-17 06:39 pm

I am going to cook you the best meal you've ever eaten

So there is a famous scene in Sidney J. Furie's The Ipcress File (1965) in which Michael Caine's Harry Palmer impresses Sue Lloyd's attractive fellow counter-espionage agent with a home-cooked omelet prepared and plated as deftly as a fine restaurant; it impressed me, especially when he cracked the eggs one-handed (in a close-up cameo from author Len Deighton) without crumpling fragments of shell everywhere. I've still got this brace on my right hand, so [personal profile] spatch cooked me an omelet for dinner before he left for work tonight because he had made one for himself last night when he got home and it had looked beautiful and I'd have needed two working hands. With my one working hand, however, I can now crack an egg on the side of a bowl without crumpling fragments of shell everywhere two out of three times (the third time required some fishing) and I am genuinely pretty proud of this fact.
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[personal profile] radiantfracture 2017-07-17 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I have always wished for this skill -- so particular and debonair. I congratulate you.
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[personal profile] kore 2017-07-17 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
....how the fuck did I miss Michael Caine cooking an omelette in the cinema

How long are you stuck with the brace?
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[personal profile] kore 2017-07-18 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Squishy corporeal flesh bodies: OVER FUCKING RATED.

(Well, tasting chocolate. And orgasms. And swimming. Those are all nice. But REALLY.)
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[personal profile] cyphomandra 2017-07-17 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I used to be able to do this but am not convinced I looked cool! Are you familiar with Len Deighton's Action Cookbook? (can't link on phone, sorry)
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2017-07-17 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I need to rewatch Ipcress. I haven't seen it in ages, and Young Michael Caine is delightfully woobie and beautiful.

The best egg cracking is Lynn Redgrave as the housekeeper in Gods and Monsters, where she tosses off half a dozen of them without looking, while discussing James Whale's sexuality.
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2017-07-18 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
Alas, Sabrina fares badly, at least at first.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t3Iuoln2WQ
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[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-07-18 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! (And I say this yesterday as someone who inelegantly bashed my two eggs repeatedly yesterday before the things would even break.)