Recently, I was reading a book where the author expounded on a favorite food film that changed his life…coincidentally, I picked up another another book where the author described her inspiration for food as being awakened by the same movie…the film: Babette’s Feast (1987 set in 1900 Denmark). I am still salivating after watching this film. A must for food lovers. I actually watched it online via a You Tube site. Check it out.
It got me thinking about other foodie movies that I just love….
Consider this film list for those who have a passion for food.
The Big Night is my all time favorite food movie….I own few DVDs. This is one of them. My friend J. at Panini Girl has made the featured pasta dish in this film. It was just savory goodness. Check out her blog for some of the best Italian recipes, photos and food items.
No Reservations is more like a sit com…but some great food scenes and fun to watch
One of my favorite food scenes is Meryl Streep making croissants for Steve Martin in the comedy, It’s Complicated…would love to have a shop such as hers in beautiful Santa Barbara.
There are certainly many more great films about food, as well as, films with memorable food scenes to enjoy; such as, the first Godfather film. Years ago, my mom and I decided at the last minute to go see this film. I remember the only seats open were in the front row. We took them, and having been rendered ravenous from watching the characters consume giant plates of pasta, after the show, we searched for an open Italian restaurant. We finally found a small, local Italian Ristorante that was just closing and pleaded for a bowl of pasta…they accommodated us nicely. It is a fond memory, particularly considering we rarely went out to eat and almost never
Enjoying a nice pot of tea while watching any of these films is a good thing too 🙂
UPDATE: Week four progress on my 12 week journey and challenge to manage my insulin resistance through diet…. hurray, hurray, hurray … I lost one more pound this week, the most difficult pound I ever remember losing …but I did it! Three pounds down, seven to go by end of January. Whew…the trick this week? I resisted many desserts, I estimated my carb intake per meal and added a slice of good bread at a couple meals (that was in lieu of any bites of sweets). I added 15 minutes of yoga stretch moves each morning….it worked. Am motivated to diligently and seriously reach my goal now that I have some significant progress.