Food ‘n Flix: Moonrise Kingdom: Sugar Free Beef Jerky

I missed participating in last month’s Food ‘n Flix of Jaws (I actually made two separate dishes for it and forgot to photograph them each time,) but I can’t not participate in this months as I am the host. If you saw my last post, this month’s Food ‘n Flix movie choice is Moonrise Kingdom, a Wes Anderson film. Wes Anderson absolutely is not everyone’s cup of tea. I quite enjoy the quirkiness of his work and chose this film for the summer vibe in our last full month of summer.

Moonrise Kingdom is not a food movie, though there is some food throughout. The film is about two young tweens who decide to run away together, a sheltered New England girl and a boy in the Khaki Scouts. Their disappearance starts a search for the pair.

During this scene from the movie Sam asks Suzy if she wants any beef jerky. My husband is currently on the keto diet so I decided this was a great opportunity to make him some keto jerky and to pull out the food dehydrator we got when we got married but have not yet used.

Other food mentions (or things evoked) include:

  • toad in a hole
  • camp food
  • sandwich on white bread
  • Tang
  • hot dogs and chips
  • fresh fish
  • sausage
  • campfire food
  • hamburgers
  • corn

This is absolutely the least appetizing photograph, but the soy sauce marinade left for some very dark jerky. Oh well!

Sugar Free Beef Jerky

1 lb flank steak, thinly cut
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Let marinate for 2 – 24 hours.
  2. In a dehydrator, cook the flank steak at 165 for 8 hours, following the manufacturer directions on your machine.

4 thoughts on “Food ‘n Flix: Moonrise Kingdom: Sugar Free Beef Jerky

  1. There are just some foods that cannot be photographed in a pretty light. But, the jerky looks good! Great pic for the film. I adore this movie! Thanks for picking it for FnF. My post will be up before the deadline!


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