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#1 ithanos

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Eagerly awaiting the release here of The Grand Bucharest Hotel. And it's got me thinking about movies and scenes from movies that celebrate food. Please share your favourites. If you haven't seen any of the movies mentioned below and don't wish to have scenes spoiled then please avoid clicking the links.

 

Tampopo
This would be my favourite foodies movie, but even as a movie I'd recommend it. Ken Watanabe is awesome. The Ramen master scene is both delightful and instructional - I follow this approach every time I eat at a ramen joint :) I do. In another scene one of the homeless guys makes omurice (the cooking starts about a minute in) - and man what skills at the end! 

 

The Godfather
I always remember the scene where Clemenza shows Michael how to make spaghetti sauce - and in particular how large the sausage and meatballs that were added to the sauce. "Heh, come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday..."
 
Goodfellas
There was a scene where the mobsters are preparing a meal and Pauly is slicing garlic ultra thin using a razor blade so it would melt away when it hits the oil. A good tip but I'm not sure I have the patience to try it.
 
Julia and Julia
The whole movie really, excellent.



#2 Mike

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

Adam Sandler's character makes a BLT sandwich with a fried egg on top of it that I always wanted to try. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Edited to add: the movie is Spanglish.

Edited by Mike, 31 March 2014 - 06:45 PM.


#3 Theda Baratheon

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

Watched a film the other day, Compulsion, it's really not that good but there's loads of basically food porn scenes. 

 

Just look at the trailer. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=MBzAnXT-I3o

 

Fooooooood.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:14 PM

Hunger



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

Big Night, of course.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:15 PM

Big Night, of course.

This was the first movie I thought of for this thread. The feast is fantastic, and I still have the occasional culinary daydream about the timpano.

 

My favorite scene is still the very end, with the brothers eating a simple breakfast while throwing their arms over each other's shoulders.

 

Eagerly awaiting the release here of The Grand Bucharest Hotel. And it's got me thinking about movies and scenes from movies that celebrate food. Please share your favourites. If you haven't seen any of the movies mentioned below and don't wish to have scenes spoiled then please avoid clicking the links.

 

Tampopo
This would be my favourite foodies movie, but even as a movie I'd recommend it. Ken Watanabe is awesome. The Ramen master scene is both delightful and instructional - I follow this approach every time I eat at a ramen joint :) I do. In another scene one of the homeless guys makes omurice (the cooking starts about a minute in) - and man what skills at the end! 

 

The Godfather
I always remember the scene where Clemenza shows Michael how to make spaghetti sauce - and in particular how large the sausage and meatballs that were added to the sauce. "Heh, come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday..."
 
Goodfellas
There was a scene where the mobsters are preparing a meal and Pauly is slicing garlic ultra thin using a razor blade so it would melt away when it hits the oil. A good tip but I'm not sure I have the patience to try it.

Holy crap! I haven't thought about Tampopo in a while. The only time I saw that was back in college - my girlfriend at the time was taking an Asian philosophy course and the professor held a viewing of that at his house for the students in that class and their dates. 

 

The Godfather is one of my favorite movies and that is one of my favorite scenes. I always think about it whenever I'm making a red sauce. Love the cooking in prison scene in Goodfellas as well, though I too have never taken a razor to the garlic.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:15 PM

Im thinking of grits from My Cousin Vinny

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

American psycho

Hiro dreams of sushi

Ratatouille

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

Chocolat... Not the best movie, but the chocolate in that movie always makes me want something sweet



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:30 PM

Babette's Feast.  One morning we watched it in film class in university and the entire class was drooling well before lunch.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:29 AM

Chocolat... Not the best movie, but the chocolate in that movie always makes me want something sweet

I love that movie :P and i can't believe i didn't think of it, mmm chocolate.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:09 AM

The LotR movies have a lot of talk about food. The Hobbits with their 2nd breakfast and all, lol.

Goodfellas is my favorite, love the prison cooking scene, the dinner at Tommy's moms house, and also the scene towards the end where Henry is making family dinner in between his drug deals and gun running.

Not a movie, but The Sopranos had so many good food scenes over the years.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

This was the first movie I thought of for this thread. The feast is fantastic, and I still have the occasional culinary daydream about the timpano.

 

My favorite scene is still the very end, with the brothers eating a simple breakfast while throwing their arms over each other's shoulders.

 

Having a slice of timpano is still on my bucket list. If only I knew anyone who could make it! And me with Italian relatives and all.

 

I did love that meditative final scene. Scrambled eggs and bread and brotherhood. Simple perfection.

 

"Big Night" is a special movie for me and Mrs. Gabriel. When we first started dating, we tried to watch it together -- I had the DVD, we'd sit down on my couch to watch, and after not too long we'd start fooling around and ignore it. I think it took four "viewings" for us to finally make it through the movie.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:27 AM

Eat Drink Man Woman - one of Ang Lee's early films, and still one of his best. It's worth it for the opening prep scene alone. 



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

There's a documentary on El Bulli, a restaurant in Spain that is basically a cooking laboratory.  I think it was on Netflix for a while.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:05 PM

Soylent Green for the win.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

http://www.imdb.com/...7/?ref_=nv_sr_5



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

I think you would all love La grande bouffe :P a very notorious French movie where the food plays a major role http://www.imdb.com/...0/?ref_=nv_sr_2

And then there is the TV-series Hannibal

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:32 PM

Know its not a movie (and borderline cannibalistic) but some of the food Hannibal Lecter whips up on Hannibal is absolutely gorgeous.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 05:40 PM

I recently watched Haute Cuisine, a true story about French President Mitterand's personal chef. It is a cute film, and definitely food porn - especially if you love French cuisine. 





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