Filler Up, a one-woman comedy about food and relationships, opens tonight at the Theatre Project in Baltimore. New Zealand actress Deb Filler, the daughter of bakers, says food is her passion. During the show, she bakes bread while ruminating on the meaning of food.
Filler Up is the story of one woman who tonight is baking ... a secret challah-bread recipe. And in the course of the audience meeting the central character, Deb - which happens to be my name - we also learn how Deb got fat, what it was like to be a fat child or think she was fat. ... She's got lots of conflict because food was totally encouraged and also discouraged. ... It's a journey of how she comes to terms with who she is and if she comes to terms with who she is.
Divide dough into three equal parts. Shape into strands. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and braid loosely. Fasten ends securely. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double. Brush with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with seeds. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes until golden-brown.