Vegan Mofo 2015 #7: Make Something Inspired By Book Or Film

Costanza's vegan calzone

I screwed up a little with today’s prompt because I thought “TV” was included. Whoops. Okay, so I was thinking of something to do with food in a film/book/movie that made me laugh. The first thing that came to mind was the calzone episode of Seinfeld. Bwahaha! Because I started laughing at the memory of it, I knew I had to make a Not Quite Costanza’s Calzone.

It’s called Not Quite, because George Costanza’s calzone had eggplant, pepperoni and cheese. And an irritating boss. I had none of those but my Mum gave me some leftover Tourlou (really roll that r!) yesterday, which is a Greek dish of slow oven roasted vegetables, similar to a briam. Mum used potatoes, carrots, red capsicum, onion and mushrooms:

Greek tourlou

I chopped up the Tourlou and used it as the calzone filling, along with some baby spinach and one leftover zucchini fritter Mum had made. I had a bit of a Costanza moment (which includes a disappointment quickly followed by a high pitched angry shriek) because it started raining when I went outside to photograph the calzone. So up the top there is my calzone, all propped up by the lounge room window, looking out at the rain.

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23 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo 2015 #7: Make Something Inspired By Book Or Film

  1. That calzone looks amazing! Love that you’ve used leftover roast vegetables in it, that would taste amazing. I have no idea how to roll “r”s hahaha I tried to pronounce Tourlou but it’s more like “Toullou” to me haha.

  2. ha ha, what a great write up. That actually looks like such a delicious filling for a calzone. So saucy and colorful. By the way, I totally don’t think it’s cheating to use a TV inspiration! You gotta be flexible with the mofo rules in order to pull it all off!!

    • yeah I agree! I also thought of the cinnamon babka episode, but the calzone was the first thing so I had to go with it 😉

  3. Iike your mistake, I am a Seinfiled fan. Have the DVD set. I haven’t had calzone for yonkies. Can you share the pastry recipe with me, I’d love to make a calzone at home. PS I often have to take pictures on my window, due to the weather – your pic is amazing.

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