I can’t believe it’s Sunday already! Weekends go by way too fast. I had a fun day in the city yesterday which I’ll talk a bit about in a post this coming week and it will be the subject of my next YouTube video in a week or so!
On to the subject of today’s post. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that aside from fashion and beauty, I love movies and food. In combining the two, I also love movies where food plays a major part. There are so many movies out there where food is featured, but I thought I’d just give a very short list of movies that come to mind when I think food.
- Julie & Julia
This is one of my favorite movies. Amy Adams plays a young writer who decides she wants to master French cooking by working her way through all of Julia Childs’ recipes in her cookbook in 1 year. The movies goes back and forth from Julie’s life in the present-day 2000s America and Julia’s life post-war in France as she writes her cookbook. What’s even cooler about this storyline is that it is inspired by a real life story.
You can’t mention food movies and not mention Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille. French rat, Remy, longs to be a chef and lives out his dream secretly by helping human friend (and hopeless cook), Linguini, cook in the kitchen of a popular restaurant. Remy dreams of being a famous chef whipping up gourmet meals, because obviously he’s a foodie rat and doesn’t want to be like all the other rats who will eat just anything!
3. The Hundred-Foot Journey
So I’ve just realized, that all the movies I’ve mentioned so far take place in France. I promise it wasn’t planned! The Hundred-Foot Journey tells the story of an Indian family that moves to the South of France and opens an Indian restaurant across (a hundred feet to be exact) from Helen Mirren’s Michelin-star classical French restaurant. It’s a good movie providing laughs, happiness, and sadness as these people from different worlds learn to live in each other’s worlds and embrace each others’ cultures and foods.
Burnt is the most recent food movie I’ve seen and I really enjoyed it. I know it didn’t do amazingly well in the box office – I don’t think it ran for that long, so I was surprised at how much I liked it. Bradley Cooper plays a burnt out chef who earned 2 Michelin Stars in, you guessed it, Paris, before he lost his mind and ruined his name. After taking some time off, he comes back with renewed purpose, but maybe still not that best state of mind. He begins anew in London and tries to earn a third star. This movie doesn’t show his time in Paris, I don’t think, so it technically doesn’t count as France!
I have to give an honorable mention to a movie that is not foodie based, but made me want to be a food reviewer when I was young. That movie is My Best Friend’s Wedding. For those of you who have seen it, you might remember that Julia Roberts’ played a food/restaurant reviewer for a newspaper and in the opening scene you see the chefs stressing out in the kitchen because she was there dining. The food looked amazing and as she takes her first bite, the waiter looks at her nervously and the kitchen staff watches with bated breath out the kitchen window. With a poker face she tells them she’ll be writing good things and they all let out a sigh of relief. How much fun would it be to go around to different restaurants, eat all different foods, and get paid to write about it?!
So that wraps up my short list of movies that revolve around food. I’m sure there are many more that I’ve seen and haven’t seen, but those are the ones that I thought of off the top of my head. I thoroughly enjoy all of these movies and they will for sure make you hungry and/or want to experiment in the kitchen!
What are some movies that involve food that you like?
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