If something tasted like chicken… But looked like beef…
Would you eat it?
Natalie and Dylan debate which came first: the chicken or the cow.
More importantly, which tastes better.
What do you get when you put a microphone in front of two Original Soupman Soup Club Members and best-friend-bloggers, Natalie and Dylan?
A declaration of their passion for the Original Soupman’s Soups?
A recipe for a warm, happy belly hugging your heart?
Or something else…
Int. Natalie’s Apartment – Afternoon
NATALIE: It’s a hot-button issue.
DYLAN: And it’s only getting hotter.
NATALIE: Today, we’re debating which is better: chicken or beef.
DYLAN: A knockdown, drag-out fight to the proverbial death. No holds barred.
NATALIE: Super intense.
DYLAN: You remember when I said that I should never ever partake in drinking coffee of any kind at any time?
DYLAN: I had coffee.
NATALIE: Are you okay?
DYLAN: As well as I’m going to be.
NATALIE: Can we continue?
DYLAN: Chicken or fish. Go!
NATALIE: Beef. Chicken or beef.
DYLAN: Even better.
NATALIE: As Dylan is tweaking hard off a cold brew, I’ll start.
DYLAN: Woo! Natalie! Go!
NATALIE: You scare me. Chicken. Why is it better? There are so many reasons. Chicken is so versatile. If you want to get healthy? Roast it. Match it with a couple of veggies. You want something that’s bursting with flavor? Korean chicken wraps. Chicken parmesan. Honey garlic chicken. It goes with anything.
DYLAN: Sounds like the vanilla of the food world.
NATALIE: It is. You want simple? Chicken salad.
DYLAN: All points well made.
NATALIE: I think I can ask a question that will put this entire debate into focus.
DYLAN: Why don’t we use our time to talk about something that’s actually important?
NATALIE: Why…? And I ask this with all sincerity… Why does everything always taste like chicken?
DYLAN: Those are all points well made.
NATALIE: Thank you.
DYLAN: But they are all moot. And wrong. And dumb.
NATALIE: Oh, really?
DYLAN: Yes! Cause beef is king. Beef is better.
NATALIE: Fake news.
DYLAN: Alright. It’s a warm day. The sun is out. Your family and friends are together. What do you do?
DYLAN: Rhetorical question! Ya don’t throw a couple of chicken legs on the barbie. No! You grab the largest slab of meat that you can wrap your fingers around, ask grandpa for help with that bad boy and you chunk that sucker onto the grill until the aroma permeates the entire backyard. That’s what I call a meal.
NATALIE: It’s one part of a meal. And isn’t it throw a shrimp on the barbie?
DYLAN: Doesn’t matter. I’m right. Case closed. Problem solved. I’d buy that for a dollar.
NATALIE: You are the literal definition of weird. Weirder when hyper.
DYLAN: But steak is awesome. So… yeah…
NATALIE: You know what I think we should do?
DYLAN: I’ll bite. What?
NATALIE: We’re going to leave the question up to you, the listener? Which is better? Chicken or beef?
DYLAN: Great idea. Now… I’m hungry. What are we having for dinner?
NATALIE: I was thinking something with chicken. And since you don’t really cook much, I was thinking that you don’t have much of a choice. You good with that?
DYLAN: Oh, yeah. I love chicken. Sounds great.
NATALIE: I will be preparing the amazing Chicken Tetrazzoupa recipe from the Original Soupman Soups.
DYLAN: And I will be taking a nap as I believe that my body is shutting down, one quadrant at a time.
NATALIE: I’ll help you to the couch.
DYLAN: Hey, Natalie?
DYLAN: If I were to, say, take 30% off, what would you think I was talking about?
NATALIE: My tax rate. Maybe it’s something like 33%…
DYLAN: Ah. Good point. But no. Now through the end of the month, get 30% off Lobster Bisque online.
NATALIE: Yummy. Until next time, I’m Natalie.
DYLAN: And I’m Dylan.