GrooVy Movies

A good food story makes you hungry, inspires you to make new dishes or even order in a certain type of food. It is, in effect, food porn. It ignites your fire for the epicurean delights that await you in this wide world, with it’s presentation, focus, writing or dialogue about the food. Really good foodie movies do this through the eyes of one or more culinarily impassioned characters and imbue you with the fever of their love, inspiring you to greater heights.

Whenever I am sick and I am in need of a little nurturing,  movies like these help me to feel a bit less deprived, satiating my desires through the sights, sounds and tastes described therein.

Here’s my list of the Best Foodie Movies in no particular order. Feel free to post your own favorites for me to explore and add to the list.

Chocolat

Babette’s Feast

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

Mostly Martha

Ratatouille

Tortilla Soup

Big Night

Like Water for Chocolate

Woman on Top

Julie Julia

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Soul Food

Waitress

Tampopo

A Matter of Taste

Vatel

Cannibalistic Cuisine

Then there are movies at which some may others cringe for being on my list. I can understand the trepidation some others may have at inclusion of these fine stories, because though they are technically food movies that have an  unappetizing main course that may leave some stomachs turning.

The Cook, Thief, His Wife and Her Lover  m

This, for me, is one of the finest foodie movies there is, not only for it’s beautiful presentations of food as well as the phenomenal lighting and artistic direction, that make this film truly a visual feast, but because food is integral to the story –  not just as setting but as device and quite literally, in the end as character. This one knocks it out of the park especially for someone like me, who both enjoys reading and cooking. The idea of falling in love through one’s love for food (and books ) is utterly sumptuous. Plus, it stars the incomparable (and sumptuous in her own right), Helen Mirren. This one is a MUST SEE on my foodie list.

Fried Green Tomatoes (film)
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Fried Green Tomatoes

Eating Raoul

Not a Food Movie but has a Great Food Scene (or Two)

Stranger than Fiction — Cookie scene

Tom Jones — oyster scene

Cherry Truckers — whipped cream scene

Spanglish — egg sandwich

Bread &  Tulips – anti-pasti scenes

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