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Movie Buffs and Foodies, Unite and Rejoice!

July 25, 2007

In honor of Hollywood’s latest addition to the realm of culinary-themed cinema, No Reservations, which opens Friday, I will now list my favorite food films in order from most favorite to least:

1.  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

2.  Like Water for Chocolate (although the book is better)

3.  Big Night (go out and rent this film right now if you haven’t seen it)

4. Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

5.  Mystic Pizza (debatable whether this is truly food-themed enough)

 I haven’t seen Ratatouille yet, but I’ve heard very good things about it.  What other films would fit into this category?  What have I forgotten?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. annamatronic permalink
    July 25, 2007 7:19 pm

    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover–it’s great, if not a bit bizarre.

    Although I think I already know the answer, do you prefer the version with Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp?

  2. July 26, 2007 1:49 pm

    Gene Wilder, duh.

  3. Stacey permalink
    July 26, 2007 4:34 pm

    I’m at work and only had a second to check in, and think there may be more, but had to chime in with one of my favorite films, and a foodie one, at that: Babette’s Feast. So lovely, definitely check it out asap. Also, Chocolat was quite nice with a really lovely meal at the end.

  4. Scotty permalink
    July 26, 2007 6:21 pm

    How about Supersize Me? It may not be in that “classic” realm of a food movie, but it was a great documentary none the less.

  5. jariggs permalink
    July 28, 2007 3:00 am

    Tampopo. Hard to find these days, but an awesome Japanese movie about the quest for the perfect noodle soup with cowboy truck drivers and gangsters among other things.

  6. Pixiedyke permalink
    July 29, 2007 8:47 pm

    What’s Cooking. Kyra Sedgewick!

  7. queen kirstifa permalink
    August 1, 2007 4:49 am

    i just thought i’d take this opportunity to mention that my honey and i refer the movie “chocolat” as “chocolate pussy” due to the schmaltzy romance that permeates the entire movie.

  8. August 7, 2007 3:05 pm

    Babette’s Feast and Chocolat where going to be my recommendation, but Stacey covered that, Tortilla soup is another one, I do prefer Like Water for Chocolate the book over the movie, and eat Drink Man Woman was brilliant, The scene with the egg going back and forth was discustingly hot! The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover was another great one, I’ll think of some more. Tompopo was good, I’ll have to check out What’s Cooking.

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