「きらいな野菜とコロコログラタン」 (Kiraina Yasai to Korokoro Guratan)
“Hated Vegetables and Bits in Gratin”
Even an adorable show like Amaama can’t escape the clutches of kids and their eternal disgust with vegetables.
Peppers (more specifically, Bell Peppers)
Boy, can I talk about bell peppers. One of my favorite things to eat now-a-days due to their great taste, ease in preparation, and tons of health benefits (comparatively speaking), I clearly remember despising the things growing up. Especially the green ones since they seemed to be the worst out of the bunch (with yellow and orange being my favorites). While I can’t remember it was because how they tasted or how my brain thought they tasted, I fondly remember pushing the things to the side and happily eating everything else that surrounded them. That and I don’t think I ever had the courage to make my dad eat my vegetables, haha!
Which is why seeing Tsumugi deal with her vegetable problems this week felt like a blast from the past. And even if you take out my personal enjoyment from the whole thing, there’s no denying that getting to see more of the less positive side of growing up was a welcome sight. Something that some slice-of-lifes tend to forget about and in turn slowly leads a great story to turn stale.
Random Kotori Friend?
In a rather interesting turn of events, it looks like Kotori actually has some friends! Something I was afraid would become a topic that Kouhei would have to eventually deal with turned into an introduction to what I hope will be a surprise fan favorite. Literally showing up for less than a few minutes to more-or-less provide Kotori some tips on how to prepare vegetables for a kid, I can’t wait to see more of this Kojika Shinobu. With her strong personality and slightly peculiar attitude, I can’t help but feel that she’ll end up being a great character if the story show’s her a little more love.
Another episode, another great looking and tasting meal! Toss in how the show isn’t afraid to tackle topics that aren’t necessarily the happiest (or easiest) and is slowly giving us more characters to work with and it looks like we’re all set with a clear direction to move toward.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where in the worst case there’ll be a lot of Tsumugi adorableness. Later!