You lost me at "Eat."
Have you ever seen a film that made you salivate because of its exquisite food? Throughout history, cinematic pictures have tantalized our taste buds with edible depictions. This options are endless, but we’ve compiled a list of the movies that best portray all things delicious.
Eat, Pray, Love: Although this movie, starring Julia Roberts, may have left a bad taste (pun fully intended) in the mouths of critics, it is undeniably scrumptious. “I’m having a relationship with my pizza” is just one of many statements that Julia makes as she searches for meaning through Italy, India, and Indonesia. Food culture from each of these countries is featured throughout, with delicacies like Spaghetti all’Amatriciana (Italy), Thums Up soda (India), and exotic fruits from Bali (Indonesia). I promise this film is sure to scratch your travel itch and tickle your palate as well.
Tortilla Soup: A movie about a Latino family held together by the fabulous meals created by a widowed father, played by Hector Elizondo, this film will have you drooling the whole time. This wonderful film is chock full of delicious dishes from cactus to the title food, tortilla soup.
Babette’s Feast: What could be more entertaining than a movie about a French woman who wins the lottery and spends all the money on a feast in memory of the man who took her in when she had no where to go? Not only is the dinner lavish and the preparation intense, but this story will warm your heart. The award winning Babette’s Feast is an oldie but a goodie.
Ratatouille: This animated flick, from Pixar studios, features a rat that happens to be a cooking genius. Crazy? Perhaps. But with Remy’s (the rat) skills and Alfredo Linguini’s (great name) connections, the two end up impressing a top Paris food critic and the entire city. Mouth-watering fun for the whole family!
Big Night: A lot of detail goes into creating a special feast and no movie showcases this better than Big Night. In this blockbuster, a pair of brothers owns a struggling Italian restaurant. To save what they love, they convince a famous celebrity to appear at their restaurant; success follows shortly after. With Italian dishes flying around and the brothers’ determination to stay authentic to their Italian roots, I dare one to watch this movie on an empty stomach.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: I’m always a fan of classics and the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory certainly is that. As a candy addict, the idea of a land made of sugar sounds like my kind of place. From everlasting gobstoppers, to a full meal in a stick of gum to rivers of chocolate, this movie has something to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
Chocolat: This is a story about a drifter who moves to a tiny conservative French town and opens an exquisite chocolate shop. Not just any chocolate shop, however. Juliette Binoche’s chocolate shop is filled with delicious chocolate from all over the world, combined with different spices and innovative flavors. Johnny Depp and chocolate is enough to make anyone melt!
We couldn’t list them all, so what movies make your tummy rumble?
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