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How to cook quinoa with David Lynch. Part 1, part 2. Yes, that David Lynch.
posted by londonmark (34 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's apparently part of the promotion for 2006's INLAND EMPIRE. Previously on MeFi.
posted by londonmark at 5:23 AM on March 9, 2011


i also thought "what a nice pan" OMG david lynch and i THINK THE SAME
posted by nathancaswell at 5:36 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


He can make even rudimentary kitchen tasks seem kind of spooky:

"I'm going to fill the pan at the sink. With some fresh. Water."
posted by tractorfeed at 5:38 AM on March 9, 2011 [6 favorites]


I'm gonna look at the clock. The clock says SEVEN THIRTY FOUR.
posted by nathancaswell at 5:39 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


There is something about the deliberate pacing and simplicity of the monologue in Part 1 that makes me think of some sort of Bizarro World Mr. Rogers.
posted by drlith at 5:43 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah this is one of the special features on the INLAND EMPIRE 2-disc DVD set. There's another one where Lynch is talking, telling a story or something, and doing something in his workshop and you can't figure out what until he's done and walks away and you can see that he was hand-making a screwdriver prop for the movie because apparently he still does everything himself by hand?
posted by shakespeherian at 5:48 AM on March 9, 2011


I think my favorite random DVD extra is still the Spike Jonze interview on the Being John Malkovich DVD. It ends... somewhat abruptly.
posted by kmz at 5:53 AM on March 9, 2011


To be honest, I think I liked this more than Inland Empire.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:04 AM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


It would have been hugely improved by putting Gordon Ramsay in there to yell at him and reduce him to tears.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:06 AM on March 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


*sssip*
Hmm. Needs more anty severed ear.
posted by pracowity at 6:07 AM on March 9, 2011


Oh, I've been pronouncing it "kwin-oh-ah" not "keen-wa".
posted by DU at 6:07 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


How to cook quinoa with David Lynch.

I prefer vegetarian quinoa, myself. Admittedly, I haven't tried it with David Lynch, but I don't see how I'd use all of him before he went bad.
posted by Malor at 6:34 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


...some sort of Bizarro World Mr. Rogers.

Wait. Isn't Mr. Rogers the Bizarro World Mr. Rogers?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:42 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hmph. The video really needed better lighting. I mean yeah, it's David Lynch, but show what he's doing and kill the mood lighting.
posted by zarq at 6:45 AM on March 9, 2011


... because apparently he still does everything himself by hand?

David Lynch: "I love working with wood. I love the smell of cutting wood. All woods have a smell, it’s so beautiful. Pine is my very favorite. I have a SawStop, do you know what that is?"
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 6:53 AM on March 9, 2011


Yes, I heart David Lynch so much that I even enjoy watching him cook!
posted by PepperMax at 7:05 AM on March 9, 2011


I prefer vegetarian quinoa, myself.

It's been a while since I watched the DVD but I seem to recall him specifying vegetable bouillon. Unless those crazy amino acids are animal derived, which I didn't think was the case.
posted by aught at 7:11 AM on March 9, 2011


Whatever you do, don't watch this video on an iphone.
posted by sswiller at 7:32 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aught, please re-read Malor's comment.
posted by unwordy at 7:40 AM on March 9, 2011


It's been a while since I watched the DVD but I seem to recall him specifying vegetable bouillon. Unless those crazy amino acids are animal derived, which I didn't think was the case.

IT WAS A JOKE ABOUT EATING DAVID LYNCH

yeah... now it's dark
posted by shakespeherian at 7:41 AM on March 9, 2011


IT WAS A JOKE ABOUT EATING DAVID LYNCH

Yes, sorry, my slapdash construction. I got it :)
posted by londonmark at 7:48 AM on March 9, 2011


Aught, please re-read Malor's comment.

D'oh.
posted by aught at 7:56 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]




It appears, along with a shared birthplace, I share a love of quinoa with David Lynch. If anyone has some spare millions laying around, I would like to test my new hypothesis that I am also a surrealist film director.
posted by peat at 7:59 AM on March 9, 2011


Are you also an Eagle Scout?
posted by shakespeherian at 8:31 AM on March 9, 2011




I'd like to thank fearfulsymmetry, for turning me on to the following paragraph:

Is it true that he has a bottled uterus on his desk? He shakes his head vigorously. "I don't have a uterus on my desk." OK, what about not on his desk? He nods. "Yes, I have a bottle with a uterus in it. It was never on my desk, it's somewhere in the house. That belonged to Raffaella de Laurentiis, Dino's daughter. She had it removed. I didn't ask her for it. She thought I might appreciate it, and she had the doctor package it and send it for me." And did he appreciate it? "Very much."
posted by nathancaswell at 8:58 AM on March 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


I got this in my inbox and thought of making a post out of it, since it was a convergence of two of my favorite things: David Lynch and Tom Waits.

They are doing a project for charity and there's music to boot.

David Lynch Foundation Music
posted by cjorgensen at 9:46 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Gosh, I could watch that guy read the weather report, for pete's sake.
posted by sonascope at 10:28 AM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hey cjorgensen, over here.

I think it's real weird that he uses a nice copper pan and holds it with a paper towel.
posted by domnit at 10:37 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


awesome, cjorgensen. love love love the DLF.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:29 PM on March 9, 2011


Celebrities with cooking videos seems to be a Thing: Nana Visitor has a whole channel devoted to it.
posted by Harry at 1:22 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's not a pan, it's a pot David.
posted by bardic at 5:31 PM on March 9, 2011


I want more of the David Lynch simulacrum and less of the David Lynch pop star.
posted by at the crossroads at 8:23 PM on March 9, 2011


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