Movies & food are two of my favorite things, so it stands to reason that movies about food represent a perfect combination for me. Following on a post about popcorn (who decided that popcorn is a good movie-theater snack? Is there any noisier food to eat?) let’s talk about movies. The best movies about food, in my opinion, express the joy of creating food and the joy of eating food. So here are a few of my favorites. What are your favorite movie scenes about food?
I love everything about Ratatouille! The character of Remy is so appealing and so unassuming, and his passion for food is so unselfconscious and unlikely. This film is about more than food, it’s about the desire to create – the passion of a real artist. And it makes you very hungry, too!
This scene is also about food & memory, a fascination of mine, as we all know.
more from all over the world…
Tampopo is pure, giddy, beautiful fun.
Bella Marta makes me want to cook with star anise
I love the long long, nearly wordless take at the end of Big Night. Simple, beautiful, nourishing.
In The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon go on a food tour of Northern England. Very funny and unexpectedly moving.
Like Water For CHocolate
Eat Drink Man Woman