Saturday, June 11, 2011

Food Notes

Food plays an important role in several episodes of the show, and a peripheral, but interesting, part of others. In "Sol and the Sponsor", the hors d'ouevres offered by the Petries to Rob's sponsor and his wife include salami, olives, anchovies, liver pate, gherkins, herring, and four kinds of cheese. In "One Angry Man", Laura serves lox, bagels, and cream cheese at the working brunch of the writing staff. In "Never Name a Duck", we learn that the Petries had spaghetti for breakfast. And in the fridge was a $10 (about $75 in today's money) tin of caviar, being saved for a special occasion. In "The Two Faces of Rob", Laura serves Armenian string cheese and prepares an Italian dinner including garlic bread. Rob, Buddy, and Sally eat everything from doughnuts and pastries to corned beef or pastrami sandwiches or hamburgers  while working at the office. And lasagna, a specialty of Sally's, makes several appearances during the course of the series.

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  1. Laura serves tomato juice "appetizers" and talks about making a rib roast (that she got NOT on sale) in the episode about the old army buddy who came to visit and on the episode when they watch Buddy's dog, Laura makes Spaghetti and meatballs. At the office the order often includes prune yogurt or prune danish