Films for Foodies
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.
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.
Annotation:Food, sensuality, family, emotions are vitally connected in this 1992 film adaptation of Laura Esquivel's novel with recipes.
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.
Annotation:This 1991 adaptation of the Fannie Flagg novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe includes some classic southern comfort food.
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.
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.
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."
Annotation:Visit a corner of Trastevere in Rome as Gianni prepares a special meal for his mother and a group of elderly ladies.
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".
Annotation:While there is no actual food in this animated movie, Ratatouille is a pretty amazing cook ("trained" by noted chef Thomas Keller.)
Annotation:The protagonist of this dark comedy bakes “I Hate My Husband Pie,” “Pregnant, Miserable, Self-Pitying Loser Pie,” and other memorable desserts.