Favorite Food Movie

johnliu_gwAugust 23, 2014

I'd like to recommend a cooking movie that I can pretty much guarantee you will all love. "The Hundred [edit] Foot Journey".

Not to spoil the surprise, but it has food porn, cooking porn, France porn and . . . romance. It is my favorite movie of the past year.

Admittedly it is the first movie I've seen this year that didn't have superheroes, but even so.

I'm gonna cook some Indian food.

This post was edited by johnliu on Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 13:16

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ritaweeda

Since I have young grandchildren, the only movies I ever see are superheroes, computerized graphics effects, etc. and I am STARVED for something I can actually sit for more than 10 minutes and watch. Thank you. The only movie about food that I can remember off the top of my head was "Fatso" - not a great one but the one scene where all those guys get together in a group therapy session to combat their food addictions turns into this gigantic cooking/eating orgy that is so hilarious and so true.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 7:25AM
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party_music50

Do you mean 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' that was just released? I saw an ad for it on TV the other day and definitely want to see it! :)

Edit: pitiful. I just did a search and the nearest theater showing it is 135 miles away!!! :p

This post was edited by party_music50 on Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 8:24

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 8:10AM
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sally2_gw

I am eager to see it. I love Helen Mirren.

Sally

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:39AM
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writersblock

The food is gorgeous, but they don't even know the difference between mayonnaise and hollandaise (note the olive oil drizzling into the "hollandaise").

"Babette's Feast"--now there's a food movie (although nothing would get me to eat cailles en sarcophage).

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 10:15AM
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sushipup1

Has anyone seen Chef? It came out a couple of months ago and got great reviews.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chef

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 10:53AM
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lascatx

I thought I had posted in this thread -- Hmmm. Not so.

Just saw Hundred Foot Journey last night and we both loved it. I asked DH if he thought we might evolve into a foodie movie genre. At least our collection will. ;)

I have seen Chef and loved it too. Plan to order the DVD (being released Sept. 20th -- yes, I have already checked it out).

Tortilla Soup is another great one.

Seems like I am forgetting something -- Ratatouille is a good movie, but not sure if it fits the genre.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 10:58AM
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teacats

Seen a couple of these one but hoping to see a few more:

-Big Night
-Like Water for Chocolate
-Chocolat
-The Ramen Girl
-I am Love
-My Big Fat Greek Wedding
-Julie & Julia
-Kings of Pastry (documentary)
-Kitchen Confidential
-Eat, Pray Love
-Love's Kitchen
-The Botany of Desire (documentary)
-Simply Irresistible
-Le Chef (check the movie trailer!!!)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 11:48AM
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true_blue

A Touch of Spice a Greek movie...

Here is a link that might be useful: A Touch of Spice

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 12:02PM
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teacats

Forgot to add one of my favorites!

-Mistress of Spices (excellent movie!)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 12:24PM
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sushipup1

Eat Drink Man Woman
Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 1:14PM
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suzyqtexas

I read the 100 foot journey and the book is so much better than the movie. Much more in depth in the cooking and presentation of food. Also, the movie left out a lot.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 1:58PM
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jasdip

We love the ads on tv about it, and very much want to see the movie! Thanks for the recommendation, John.

Another friend recommended Chef, but I haven't heard of it, nor seen any previews.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 2:17PM
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jessyf

Our favorite is Tampopo, in Japanese. Lots of side vignettes, but at heart a 'Ramen' Western. Best scene is a company lunch....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcMaZLiqVpI

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 2:50PM
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johnliu_gw

Some friends are coming for dinner tmrw to tell us about their camping trip to the San Juan Islands. I'm feeling inspired to make boeuf bourguignon and chicken tikka masala, in honor of the movie.

Boeuf bourguignon because it features at one point in the movie, but with some Indian spices I think - HELP, I didn't catch what they were, anyone have the book and willing to look it up? Assuming that scene was in the book. [edit - never mind, found it, see below]

Chicken tikka masala because my repertoire of Indian dishes is, well, Mickey Mouse could count all of it without needing any toes. Did he even have toes? I don't think Mickey ever went barefoot?

I have an idea. Suppose we made some dishes from our favorite foodie movies?

(You may not participate if your favorite was Dracula.)

This post was edited by johnliu on Sat, Aug 23, 14 at 20:47

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 8:41PM
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    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 8:44PM
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dcarch7

The Silence of the Lambs.

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Haha kidding!

dcarch

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 9:19PM
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arley_gw

'Mostly Martha', which was remade in English as 'No Reservations'.

For a truly ghastly movie, try 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover'.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mostly Martha

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:59PM
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johnliu_gw

Sunday dinner cancelled!

But I do want to do this cooking-from-food-movies thing. Will try again later in the week.

(Daughter-San in hospital with, of all things, a suspected ulcer. Extremely painful.)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:04PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Another vote for 'Babette's Feast' - my husband's favorite movie.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:07PM
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arley_gw

It's not a food movie per se, but the protagonist in 'Dona Flor and her Two Husbands' runs a cooking school and there are some cooking scenes in it.

In the novel, there are some recipes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dona Flor and her Two Husbands

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:32PM
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arley_gw

Oh, dcarch--ever since 'The Silence of the Lambs' came out, I haven't been able to consume either fava beans or chianti.

Here is a link that might be useful: fava beans and chianti

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:36PM
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lpinkmountain

Super corny movie that I happen to love, about and Italian family in the strip district in Pittsburgh near where I used to live and go--"A Wedding for Bella." Scott Baio plays a stock broker by day, biscotti maker by night. Need I say more?? :)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 7:31PM
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carrie2

Order The Lunch Box from Amazon. Very good movie.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 9:44PM
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jkom51

I'm glad someone mentioned "Tampopo". So funny!

What - no one mentioned "Ratatouille"?!?

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 1:17AM
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ruthanna_gw

Mine is the 1997 Hallmark made-for-TV movie - 'A Christmas Memory'. It's based on one of Truman Capote's autobiographical short stories about making fruitcakes with an elderly cousin.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 10:14AM
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lkzz

I'm with wirtersblock and prairiemoon2 --> Babette's Feast

And I will add A Year in Provence - kind of more a kitchen theme but cooking is involved none-the-less. Plus I love John Thaw.

Here's the description from Netflix:

This adaptation of Peter Mayle's true-life best-seller, originally produced for the A&E cable channel, chronicles the first year Peter (John Thaw) and his wife (Lindsay Duncan) spent in an old French farmhouse after quitting the London rat race. Amid the gastronomical splendors, the couple also had to make hilarious adjustments to the idiosyncrasies of life in France. The miniseries is split into volumes according to the year's seasons.

Here is a link that might be useful: A Year in Provence

This post was edited by LKZZ on Fri, Aug 29, 14 at 16:44

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 4:33PM
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