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Films for Foodies

Babettes gæstebud
Babettes gæstebud Babette's feast (DVD - 2001 Danish ) Dan DVD MOVIE B Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:This 1987 Danish film based on a novel by Isak Dinesen won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and contains some of the most sumptuous food scenes ever filmed.

Big Night
Big Night (DVD - 1997 ) DVD MOVIE B and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Who wouldn't want to be a guest at the incredible dinner restaurateurs Primo and Secondo prepare for their "big night" with jazz star Louis Prima? Timpano, anyone? Written and co-directed by Stanley Tucci.

Chocolat
Chocolat (DVD - 2001 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:No one can resist the power of chocolate in this adaptation of the Joanne Harris novel, directed by Lasse Hallström in 2000.

Como agua para chocolate
Como agua para chocolate Like water for chocolate (DVD - 2000? Spanish ) Spa DVD MOVIE L and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1

Annotation:Food, sensuality, family, emotions are vitally connected in this 1992 film adaptation of Laura Esquivel's novel with recipes.

Dinner Rush
Dinner Rush (DVD - 2003 ) DVD 792.9 D Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:This look inside a fictional Tribeca restaurant includes a delicious lobster preparation scene.

Yin shi nan nü
Yin shi nan nü (DVD - 2002 Chinese ) Chi DVD MOVIE E and more… All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:"Eat, Drink, Man Woman." Food plays a large role in this family drama directed by Ang Lee in 1994, which offers some wonderful cooking scenes.

La finestra di fronte
La finestra di fronte (DVD - 2004 Italian ) Ita DVD 792.9 F

Annotation:An encounter with a stranger gives a woman the courage to leave her unsatisfying job to become a pastry chef.

Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes (DVD - 2006 ) DVD MOVIE F and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:This 1991 adaptation of the Fannie Flagg novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe includes some classic southern comfort food.

Goodfellas
Goodfellas (DVD - 2004 )

Annotation:Like "The Godfather" and "The Sopranos" this 1990 film based on the life of mobster Henry Hill includes many serious food and cooking scenes, even those set in prison.

Gosford Park
Gosford Park (DVD - 2002 ) DVD MOVIE G and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:It's fascinating to watch the domestic staff at work as they prepare and serve meals to the house party gathered at Gosford Park in this 2001 Robert Altman film.

Io sono l'amore
Io sono l'amore (DVD - 2010 Italian ) Ita DVD MOVIE I and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:There are many sumptuous food scenes in this 2010 film about a wealthy Milan family disrupted by passion.

Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia (DVD - 2009 ) DVD MOVIE J and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Julia Child and Julie Powell both cook up a storm in this 2009 Nora Ephron film based on Julia Child's memoir, "My Life in France" and Julie Powell's "Julie &Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously."

Pranzo di Ferragosto
Pranzo di Ferragosto Mid-August lunch (DVD - 2010 Italian ) Ita DVD MOVIE M and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Visit a corner of Trastevere in Rome as Gianni prepares a special meal for his mother and a group of elderly ladies.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (DVD - 2002 ) DVD MOVIE M and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 8

Annotation:Moussaka, spanakopita, lamb roasting ona spit...food (and family) are everywhere in this 2002 hit comedy.

No Reservations
No Reservations (DVD - 2008 ) DVD MOVIE N and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The life of a highly regimented chef is turned upside down when she suddenly becomes her niece's guardian following an accident. There are some serious cooking scenes in this remake of the 2001 German film, "Mostly Marta".

Ratatouille
Ratatouille (DVD - 2007 ) J DVD MOVIE R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:While there is no actual food in this animated movie, Ratatouille is a pretty amazing cook ("trained" by noted chef Thomas Keller.)

Sideways
Sideways (DVD - 2005 ) DVD MOVIE S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Wine takes center stage in Alexander Payne's offbeat road trip movie.

Tanpopo
Tanpopo (DVD - 1998 Japanese ) Jpn DVD 792.9 Tanpopo and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5

Annotation:Noodles, noodles, noodles!

Tortilla Soup
Tortilla Soup (DVD - 2004 ) DVD MOVIE T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:An American version of Ang Lee's family drama "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" featuring Mexican cooking.

Waitress
Waitress (DVD - 2007 ) DVD MOVIE W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The protagonist of this dark comedy bakes “I Hate My Husband Pie,” “Pregnant, Miserable, Self-Pitying Loser Pie,” and other memorable desserts.

What's Cooking?
What's Cooking? (DVD - 2003 ) DVD MOVIE W

Annotation:Four Los Angeles families of different ethic backgrounds prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

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Warning: These food-centric movies feature succulent cooking and dining scenes that may make you hungry.


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