Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Giant Movie Night: Cairo Station Rations
GMN Week nine
Film: Cairo Station (1958).
Snack: All bought in Cairo, Egypt, on our recent vacation: Choco Wafer (coconut cream and chocolate wafer made by National Food Company Americana CAKE of Saudi Arabia); Hazelnut Cream KitKat (made in Albania, as far as I could tell from the packaging); and Miaow Miaow 108 Chicken Crackers (Keropok Perisa Ayam), made in Malaysia and containing "vegetarian chicken powder"
Outcome: A story of unions and union-busting, foreign chocolate candy bars being superior to U.S. chocolate candy bars, love, rage, fiery women, train travel, and lameness. It was a passion-filled evening!
Also, Miaow Miaow Chicken Crackers are probably not meant to be cat food, but the packaging is confusing. They look and taste a little styrofoam-y.
And -- the director's mini film on Cairo in the 90s that is included with the Cairo Station DVD is worth watching.
Several Egyptian snack purchases remain. I'll be eating more soon.