[Sca-cooks] Foodie movies

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri Jun 15 13:51:52 PDT 2007

On Jun 15, 2007, at 12:45 PM, Susan Fox wrote:

> Gunter wrote:
>> Some night we need to get some friends over and have
>> a "food movie night". So far the only foodie movies I can
>> recall seeing are "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" and "Vatel".
>> I really need to get "Big Night", "Babette's Feast", and
>> a few others. I know we've covered this before, but
>> what would you recommend as fun food movies?
> Chocolat
> Like Water For Chocolate
> Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
> Tortilla Soup
> The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
> Fried Green Tomatoes
> National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion
> Pieces of April [A wayward daughter (Katie Holmes) invites her dying
> mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for
> Thanksgiving dinner]
> Next?

Off the top of my head, at least four more Asian entries:

The God of Cookery
The Chinese Feast

Let's see...

Spanglish has a good deal of food content, if not a food movie per se
A Private Function
Any of several versions of the story of Sweeney Todd (including a new  
one next year which promises to be G-d-awful)
Eating Raoul

I'm sure I'll think of several more after I hit "send"...

There are the 27 million or so "Our Gang" shorts which deal with food  
in some way (fantasizing about food being a fairly common theme in  
early Depression-era cinema), but I think my fave is the one with the  
cake that says "Wheeeeeepp... Wheowwwwmp!!"


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