Favorite Movies About Food

May 21, 2014

I’m looking forward to Jon Favreau’s latest project, Chef. So many favorite things all in one package – food, food trucks, food, Jon Favreau, food – well you get the idea.

I started thinking about other films where food was a central theme and came across several lists including this one on Epicurious listing the Top 10 Films About Food. I decided to pull together a list (in no particular order) of some of my favorite films about food (or that have a scene strongly connected to food).

Some of my favorite movies about food

(in no particular order):

  • Eat Drink Man Woman – the Sunday feast prepared at the start of the movie
  • Tampopo – always makes me want a perfect bowl of ramen
  • Like Water for Chocolate – those beautiful chiles en nogada
  • Babette’s Feast – preparation and presentation of a lavish feast
  • Chocolat – yes the chocolate is decadent but I loved the camaraderie of the birthday dinner
  • Antonia’s Line – not a movie about food but I love the community that’s built around the table
  • Soul Food – Sunday dinner, Southern cooking, yummy
  • Ratatouille – Pixar fun with a foodie twist
  • Tortilla Soup – a lesser version of Eat Drink Man Woman but still fun
  • GoodFellas – the description of cooking “gravy” and slicing the garlic with a razor blade
  • Waitress – the sweet and funny names she came up for pies and the sweet song her mom would sing to her
  • Last Holiday – ordering all the specials, cooking, delicious

Some other movies I’d like to see

  • Big Night
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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