It's about time that vegetables get some credit--movie credit, that is. And this is the book to do it. Quirky and fresh, A Star is Corn takes us on a tour of Hollywood with its more than 30 elaborate vegetable sculptures placed in scenes and movie posters from Pinocchio, Titanic, The Elephant Man, and Star Wars, just to name a few. Who would have thought that a new potato with eggplant and radish features would be a dead ringer for Marlon Brando's character in Apocalypse Now? Or that a honeydew melon could be the spitting image of Dr. Evil?
In addition to these scenes, there is also a deliciously funny commentary on the little known vegetable-movie connection and sidebars ranging from movies we'd like to see remade to little known facts about vegetables in movies. The book also offers a listing of vegetables that appeared in each scene and gives tips on how to make your own sculptures.
This book is a perfect combo platter, attracting an audience who loves film, food, and fun. Your routine trip to the supermarket will soon become much more entertaining.