I used to love Northern Exposure.
I used to watch it every week and delight in the exploits of the big city doctor who finds himself in a quirky (but charming) small Alaskan town. When I visited Talkeetna, I took pleasure in knowing that knowing it was the real life location inspiration for the show. And, I even got the cookbook!
Now, I've watched the show recently and it does not stand the test of time. The doctor is a trite caricature of a New York Jew ("oy!" "bagels!" "moose!"), the "natives" are an embarrassing mystical wise yet simple people and... it's just not that funny.
But, that cookbook still stands the test of time in the form of a baked burrito recipe. I don't have the cookbook anymore (I think Ed was the character to whom it was attributed?), and I've made the recipe so many times I don't actually refer to it anymore. And, I think the original called for some kind of chicken or beef, but I used ground turkey. And I added spinach. And I forgot the cilantro. So, really, maybe I'm not making the exact recipe.
But boy are they delicious all the same. So much more enjoyable than the show. And longer lasting.
The December 2015 Shot - Louis & Tracey
1 year ago