The Hunger Games

Haven’t read the books, but I am excited to see the movie!


Mostly because of Josh Hutcherson. Can’t believe this is the same little boy…


…who we hung out with all summer while shooting “Little Manhattan” – the first film directed by our cousins (the same ones who are making “The Man’s Guide to Love”)


I know from being immersed in the blog world that food is a big part of the story (with an entire cookbook devoted to recipes inspired by the trilogy). Wish I could say my hunger’s been awakened…


…but alas, my stomach’s playing games with me today.


Apple + Mint Truffle Fudge + Decaf Green Tea with Lemon…


…most random breakfast ever?


At least I have a giveaway for you! Remember the Flor de Sal I posted about on Thursday? One U.S. Winner will receive the same fancy tin that I did. Just leave a comment saying what you’re hungry for. Maybe it’ll jog my appetite…

  • Dianne Avery

    Cinnabon, I’m always hungry for Cinnabon. :-)

  • Cindy

    Right now… I would be pretty happy with some sweet potato fries and a root beer float.

  • Reformed Foodie

    I saw Hunger Games last night – it totally lives up to the hype – completely entertaining!

    Great giveaway – I love fancy salts…I’m hungry for one of those butterscotch pot de cremes with fleur de sel on top from Gjelina…mmmm.

  • Darien

    Mmm, nachos please. But good ones, like from Freebirds, not the weird stuff with plastic cheese. Or five guys Cajun fries. Clearly, I’m feeling carby.

  • Jacky

    I am hungry for pizza, crisp cheesy pizza. Hungry for The Hunger Games too, off to see it now!

  • Truey

    Just got up, so i’m hungry for : pain au chocolate and a cappuccino.
    The Flor de Sal is giving me that Continental European vibe πŸ˜‰

  • Yvonne S

    My stomach is on the fritz too– I think I want something mild, like a turkey sandwich or even a plain baguette. Thank you for this giveaway!

  • purelyemily

    I saw the Hunger Games yesterday, loved it!
    I’m hungry for soft serve vanilla ice cream!

  • Teresa Huang (@teresapalooza)

    Seeing the Hunger Games tonight – can’t wait! :) Josh looks like such a pudgy kid back then – guess he cleaned up well as he got older, huh?

    I’m going to be hungry at the theater later for popcorn with Kernel Seasons ( – salty, cheesy goodness!

  • Lisa

    Really enjoyed The Hunger Games (though the initial shaky cam really worried me). It’s hot today so I’m craving pat bing soo from Boba Time (Vermont and 7th).

  • Judee

    I’m still dying to see the hunger games; I admit there’s a plan to see it tomorrow, but it seems so far away! As for what I’m hungry for? Hmmm, I’m going to go with savory waffles. Possibly whole grain, dill, and white cheddar or the most terribly delicious topped waffle with fried chicken and gravy!! Yummmmmmm :)

  • Bethany

    I did not think the “Hunger Games” would be my thing at all (I couldn’t get into the “Twilight” series), but once I picked up the first book, I could NOT put them down! Definitely think you should give the books a try. Right now I’m hungry for Humble Pie – the pizza and wine bar we are going to for date night! :-)

  • Darcee

    I’m post a 2 hour intense workout, so I’m craving carbs like bread and pizzs. Alas, I loaded up on protein instead:(

  • Michelle

    Can’t wait to watch The Hunger Games. Hubs and I loved the books and having been patiently waiting for the movie to finally get here. I’m hungry for some ice cream, but will most likely stay hungry for it.

  • willgoh2

    I hunger for the homemade caramel fleur de sel that my girlfriend makes. How good is it? She gave me a batch of 12. I ate one, left the rest on the coffee table. My husband came home, I told him about the caramels and I went to the back room to deal with some bills. about 20 minutes later I came out and there were 11 wrappers on the coffee table. It’s been four years and I won’t let him live it down. Loll/

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      man those sound good! i’m surprised he could eat them so quickly – caramels are sticky!

  • jean kim (@magicsmarties)

    Always in the mood for a good burger.

  • Madeline

    I’m hungry for that fudge you’re eating!! I’m also hungry for some creamy fro-yo topped with berries, granola, and reese’s pieces and m&m’s.

  • March

    I’m still hungry though I have already stuffed myself with the shrimp and pasta I made for lunch… i want that mint truffle fudge too :))

  • Sarah

    I am hungry for pizza! The burrata pie at Pitfire Pizza is calling my name!

  • Molly

    i haven’t been hungry either but you wouldn’t be able to tell by the copious amounts i have been eating!! ughhh. I would like to win though!

  • Shannon

    After a rich lunch earlier, I’m craving a nice, fresh salad for dinner!

  • Renee

    I am hungry for some fro-yo! I never tried it before ;

  • Melissa

    hungry for some Indian food! I could even go for some of TJ’s frozen meals…

  • @HilaryFleming

    I’m hungry for that mint truffle fudge. Btw, I started freezing grapes since I’ve seen you do it so much on your blog. They are like little candy gems, thanks for the inspiration.

  • fitinthemidwest

    Saw the Hunger Games today and loved it! That’s cool that you know “Peeta!” I’m hungry for Indian food, but still so full from lunch that tonight’s dinner will probably just consist of snacking.

  • akaleistar

    I’m hungry for some bbq!

  • jeda21

    The temps have reached the 80s over the past week in Chicago, and I’ve been dying for some ceviche and Mexican-style limeade MMM

  • jeda21

    Since the temps reached the 80s in Chicago over the past week, I’ve been dying for some ceviche and a Mexican limeade MMM

  • Hil Yu

    a small bowl of warm short grain white rice . . . plain, no condiments. delicious.

  • elise

    Omg Lynn you have to read the books!!!
    Ps they arent about food

  • Andie

    Wow, yummmm! I haven’t read the books either, but the trailer does look pretty amazing.

  • Redd H from Salted Spoon

    I’m super hungry for a crusty baguette with some good quality butter!

    Loved the books. I’ll be seeing the movie soon… I promised my Stunt Guy that I would wait for him.

  • Amy S

    I’m craving a nice juicy steak!

  • downtherabbithole6

    I am craving a banana nut vitatop with PB smeared on top!

  • Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats

    I can’t wait to go see the movie! I was craving a big bowl of tart frozen yogurt with berries and that’s exactly what I got today. ^_^ Mmm mmm

  • lauren @ the talking kitchen

    im hungry for some fancy cheese and crackers!

  • Yin

    Blueberry scone πŸ˜€

  • Kelly

    i am hungry for some sushi. always hungry for sushi.

  • sophia

    Ooh, somebody’s comment above made me hungry for a root beer float!

  • Jen

    Mmmmm, I’m definitely in the mood for some yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  • M

    I would kill for a red velvet cupcake and kun pao soy-chicken on brown rice maybe with a mug of Mexican hot chocolate with extra chili peppers for heat.
    I’d decorate my dish with that fancy salt (like how martini rims are salted) and I’d spend the last few bites wiping clean the plate. haha

  • palmtreeprojection

    That fudge looks delicious, but I’m hungry for the food I can only get back home in LA (I’m in Austin now). I wish I had some chajangmyun– Korean black bean noodles. Yummm… Time to google pictures of chajangmyun…

  • L.D.

    I’m hungry for… your film’s Chicago showing! Just got my tickets for the Sunday night showing.

    Also hungry for some pizza or risotto, both of which would be enhanced by the flor de sel:)

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      awesome! thanks for getting the tix; hope you like the movie!

  • Lauren

    I’m craving a great, big salad w/ lots of veggies and some fatty cheese and bacon (cause everything tastes better with bacon). Also, totally craving everything from that chocolate tour you went on!

  • Emily

    I haven’t read the books either, but I’m still excited to see the film! Everyone I’ve talked to has loved it.
    And right now all I’m craving is a big bowl of cereal with almond milk and fruit. Random and simple but delicious!

  • Stefanie L.

    I could really go for some popcorn right now.

  • mc

    I’m always hungry for really good BBQ!…. and of course, quality dark chocolate πŸ˜‰

  • alain

    just watched the Hunger Games! one of my favorite adaptations of a YA genre book in recent years. while food didn’t get nearly as much attention in the movie as it did in the books, I still left the theaters hungry. Versailles famous chicken was the #1 craving on my mind!

  • KeepItSweet

    I would love to try those gourmet salts!

  • Whitney

    Cinnamon rolls! I’m lucky that my sister just made some for family brunch.
    But otherwise, I crave Thai food like crazy — there isn’t a That place in the tiny city I live in, so when I hit the big city, it’s always on my “must find!” list.

  • pumpkinsandmartingales

    Din Tai Fung, their baos are perfect!

  • Mai

    i’m hungry for ice cream!

  • Meg @ Spandex in the City

    I can’t even get over how DELISH that truffle cake looks ! man oh man.

  • lisa

    I just got my hands on a copy! Perhaps it’s because it’s Young Adult, but there were a lot of obvious foreshadowing throughout the entire book – but a great read nonetheless. I couldn’t put it down all night. I heard the movie is fantastic as well. Can’t wait!

    I just want a nice polish hot dog from Costco. With mustard, raw onions and some relish. So good and so cheap. How can you go wrong? : )

  • Rachael

    I made s’mores cupcakes for my husband’s b-day. I am hungry for another one!

  • hippierunner

    I randomly saw the Hunger Games last night because it was playing at the $4 theater I was near! It was great. I’m hungry for peanut butter pancakes, that sounds so good right now.

  • Laura

    I’ve been craving protein…. lots of it… in a bit I’ll be making salmon BLT’s. double protein.

  • Paul Li

    I’m craving a bowl of roast duck wonton noodles from Noodletown on the Bowery, and then walking over to the C-town Ice Cream Factory on Bayard St for their pumpkin pie ice cream. Unfortunately, I’m in NorCal and it’s been over 15 years since I’ve done that. Both places are probably completely different now, so that craving will just persist in my memories…

  • Jamie

    I’m craving for some ice coffee and a big slice of tiramisu :)

  • ashley p q

    I’m hungry for a Dragon Roll.

  • Joy

    Oranges – just oranges lately (ohhh and yesterday salad – as in breakfast lunch and dinner)

  • Michelle Maskaly

    An apple salad!

  • Katie

    Veggie Grill all hail kale salad…yum!

  • Lauren

    I’m hungry for…nothing really. I just had lunch. But I will eat a peach, a la the Allman Bros soon.

  • charleneoldham

    More food for thought on The Hunger Games:

    Although I have to admit my diet more closely tracks that of Haymitch than Katniss …

  • katecooks

    did you already close out the giveaway? i’m a salt fiend! i’m ready for my afternoon snack, greek yogurt with a morning glory muffin and cubed apple pieces coated in cinnamon. only 2.5 more hours of work to go!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      no worries, kate, you’re not too late – consider yourself entered! that snack sounds good…

  • Dessert Darling

    I LOOOVED “Little Manhattan”! I also loved Josh as Peeta in “Hunger Games” Such a cutie!

  • s

    yum salt!! but right now i’m hungry for bibambap, which is what’s for dinner :)

  • cristin

    Pizza or chocolate. Always.

  • jeda21

    I’ve been dying for some steamed green beans with miso paste and hot steamy brown rice MMM

  • wildbluewonder

    I’m now hungry for bibimbap, S’s comment made me realize it’s been WAY too long since I’ve had it!

  • larry

    I can totally go for a breakfast burrito right now…

  • Le

    Salted Caramel Macarons.

  • xiaoguei

    dongchimi gooksu from Corner Place, kalbi BBQ, shaved ice from pa pa walk (milk tea flavor), and some kyoho grapes