The Hunger Games, On Hunger

23 Jan

“You can feel the rejuvenating effect that a good meal can bring on. The way it can make people kinder, funnier, more optimistic, and remind them that it’s not a mistake to go on living. It’s better than any medicine.”

I was surprised to find a profound statement about food in the final Hunger Games book of all places. Katniss Everdeen, the starving lead, has got a point.

Star Jennifer Lawrence also favors steaks to salad, so maybe the lead isn’t starving; instead, she’s bringing Philly Cheesesteaks to Panem.

Celebrity diets aside, I really like that line near the end of Mockingjay. It’s a topic I’ve talked about: how Mert’s hit the spot on a cold March night, or how nothing beats a cheap chocolate milkshake after a week of work as a camp counselor.

Like the chicken noodle soup I’m now having at Earth Fare, food can hit the spot and help alleviate problems. A lots been changing, and chicken noodle soup can be like an anchor, sort of like Katniss’ meals.

Though I won’t be home for the premiere, I’m pretty excited about the movie. Many extras came from the North Carolina area, so a lot of my friends are in the background or even in the trailer.


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