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9 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2009 - 1:49PM #1
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Big Night

great movie for anyone who loves food...

with Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub


Bella Martha (Mostly Martha)

fun romantic comedy centered around two chefs....they did an American remake:

No Reservations

I thought No Reservations was pretty true to the original, but I thought the male lead in the original was stronger...

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9 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 6:45PM #2
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Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? is a great mystery-comedy that (as is clear from the title) centers around food. An excellent cast. It was released in 1978, and is now on DVD (and in the NetFlix catalogue).

There is a lot about Italian food (my favorite type of cookery) in Moonstruck, along with the wonderful romantic comedy plot.

I think it would be hard to top Mostly Martha as a food movie and for good quality in general. Whoever produced the remake took a great risk, trying to reproduce a film that good.

"Prediction is very hard, especially when it's about the future."—Yogi Berra
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9 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 7:06PM #3
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Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, directed by Ang Lee, is set in a Chinese restaurant and centers around the family who owns and runs it. It also centers on the food. It's a great film, and I learned a lot about Chinese cooking from watching it.

A few years later, Ang Lee made a Spanish version of the same film, set in a Mexican restaurant and involving many of the top Latino actors of the time. It's one of the few remakes that is just as good as the original, and a little easier to follow. Lots of learning about Mexican food in it as well.

Food and film are two of my favorite subjects, if you hadn't already noticed.

"Prediction is very hard, especially when it's about the future."—Yogi Berra
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9 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2009 - 9:40PM #4
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there's some great lines involving a recipe in STEEL MAGNOLIAS; a group of women are sitting around a beauty parlor while one is looking through the owner's recipe file.

"Where's your recipe for cuppa cuppa cuppa?" the woman asked.

"You don't need to write that down," the owner replied " it's a cuppa flour, a cuppa sugar and a cuppa fruit cocktail with the juice still in; just mix it up and bake until it's gold and bubbly!"

"Oh, that sounds rich!" the woman retorted.

"It is!" said the owner, "That's why I serve it over ice cream to cut the sweet!" 


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9 years ago  ::  May 04, 2009 - 8:33PM #5
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Fried Green Tomatoes definetly...if you hadn't tried them you want to asap!!!

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