Food Recap Twin Peaks s01e03: Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer

I’m recapping all food from Twin Peaks! Spoiler alert…because there is SO much food it often overlaps with actual plot.

This episode is a less jam-packed with food than the previous two (although there’s still lots, including the introduction of the source of much Twin Peaks culinary-related shenanigans, Jerry). However, with Cooper’s Tibetan rock throwing and the introduction of the red room, it’s the Twin Peaksiest episode yet. Let’s do it.

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We start with a scene of the Hornes having dinner that spans the length of the credits. I absolutely love the seating arrangement, Ben and [wife – name redacted because I can never remember it – unimportant – oh, Sylvia!] at the heads of a long table, Audrey and Johnny in the middle. This family pretty much hates each other and has nothing in common, and yet either formality or theatre keeps this scene going. I don’t even care that much about what’s on the table (some mixed veggies? Cauliflower, carrots, peas.) because of what happens next.

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JERRY busts in. Jerry is one of my favorite characters. His nutty joie de vivre warms my black heart.

This is the best damn sandwich I ever ate. It’s a baguette, with brie, and butter…I ate four of these damn things every day I was there. You gotta try this.

Ben attacks this thing. This is also how my two-year-old eats tacos. With relish, from the middle.

You know what this reminds us of? Ben’s amazing line of creepy codependency and shared memory. And then a naughty joke on network TV which I enjoy.

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We’re concluding last episode’s dinner at the Haywards with some huckleberry pie. I’m am quite impressed with this regional touch; I have often heard of but never eaten a huckleberry. This is a huckleberry.

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Bar at One Eyed Jack’s. I’d like to order ONE double scotch on the rocks…and my brother would like a double scotch on the rocks.

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Another classic Lucy donut spread, this time at the site of the Tibetan rock throwing gig. Sorry the image is a little blurry – the camera is panning pretty quickly from Lucy to the bottle of truth.

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Cup of coffee! Hank exclaims. And he gets it.

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Lucy: anyone for a warmup? They are so enthusiastic for that warmup! I love it.

An ever exuberant Cooper spits out the first sip. Damn good coffee…and hot!

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The Haywards are eating pie at the RR after church when Audrey comes in and orders a cup of coffee. Donna goes over to speak to her – I really like the interactions between these two, they aren’t good friends but they have an easy way with each other and a kind of an understanding.

Do you like coffee? Audrey asks. Agent Cooper loves coffee. But Agent Cooper likes his coffee black.

Love it, teenage girls are the best.

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[a brief non-food interlude – clockwise from the upper left] wtf are these heeled slippers?
An interesting poetry reading?
Ooh, that looks witchy! #HappyOctober
This room is so red

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And we’re back!

Harry, meet me for breakfast 7 am, the hotel lobby… Gotta love those Great Northern breakfasts. I know who killed Laura Palmer. And yes it CAN wait ’til morning.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked!

Check back soon for another damn good food recap. In the meantime, you can check our Twin Peaks episode on Fiction Kitchen Podcast!