As we reported last summer, Marvel Entertainment kicked off a new series of online videos entitled “Eat the Universe” which features a chef preparing a recipe for a Marvel character. The latest installment featured Ironheart inspired savory oatmeal with a New Mexican chile sauce. I enjoy cooking and found myself with some time on my hands. So I went down to the corner grocery story and ending up spending $100 to prepare in ingredients to prepare the dish. Just to get a feel for the show, I look at look at the very first episode and was impressed that Marvel launched the series with a white privilege reference within the first minute of Episode 1. Moralistic lectures on race based privilege will certainly help connect with young people and teach them to cook! (sarc/)
I’ve never looked at a bowl of oatmeal before and thought it needed gravy and meat medallions, much less a southwestern chili sauce, and I’m someone that’s tried adding corn flakes to a potato and onion leftover hash. This recipe had me intrigued. Spoiler alert, I tried it an ended up liking it. I still have to wonder about Marvels’ brand extension of combining super hero comics with social justice concepts and cooking, but that’s another matter.
And stick around to the end to check out my own comic!