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.
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!
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..."
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.