This month’s Food ‘n Flix Challenge is the movie Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. I was inspired to create Boysenberry Sherbet based on the scene in the movie where the parents drop by a drive in and the father orders “Fresh Oregon Boysenberry Sherbet”. I absolutely love Boysenberry and enjoyed the idea that at one time there were drive in’s in San Francisco, which I cannot even imagine today. While researching I learned the difference between Sorbet, Sherbet and Ice Cream. Sorbet does not include any milk in the recipe, it is fruit and sugar. Sherbet includes milk, but not as much as ice cream, and always has fruit. Ice Cream has much more milk and is far creamier, it also doesn’t always have fruit.
I also learned a bit about Boysenberries. They are difficult to find, both fresh or frozen, and if you find them frozen, they will be very expensive. Boysenberry jam on the other hand is far easier to find. I was able to eliminate the need for additional sugar in the recipe since there is already plenty of sugar in the jam.
I’ve never seen Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, and I must admit I was a little concerned it might be a “message” movie where they really hit you over the head with the message they are trying to get across. Instead, I found this to be a really entertaining movie, that yes, has a message, but delivered in a thoughtful way that I believe would make anyone see the point. The movie is about a couple who wants to get married and gain their parents approval. There is a challenge, they are not from the same race. The movie stars Sydney Poitier who I must admit I have always liked as an actor. He is charming, handsome and very likable.
The couple are both nice people, with wonderful family backgrounds. There never really is any objection to either of them as a person. The father’s struggle with the idea that society will not accept their choice. The concerns I would have had were more about the fact that they had met on vacation ten days prior and were already engaged and looking to marry in the next week. That is FAST under any conditions. I quickly got to the point where I said that while I would worry about how fast it was all moving, that if they really were insistent, I would support it as it isn’t worth risking the relationship with your child and you have to at some point trust their judgement. While the parents struggle with their demands to approve the marriage within just hours of learning all this, eventually they get there. It’s a good movie and I would recommend it to anyone.
Boysenberry Sherbet Recipe
If you don’t have time to join us this month, but would like to join next month, pick up a copy of Runaway Bride since that is the March flick pick as chosen by our next hostess, Fix Me A Little Lunch
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