Best food film?


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Joined Jun 11, 2001
My vote for best food movie is "Eat Drink Man Woman." The food shots are awesome. The storyline is good too, but for those of us who are in awe of food, this is a must see. What's your vote for best food movie?

Joined Jun 19, 2001
SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (BUFFY), this movie is so kyoote, a must see for food lover and romantic fanatics. :p

But, I agree with you KUAN on EAT Man..that movie made me so hungry, watchin the father cook all those delicious meals. The filming was superb. :eek:
Joined Oct 5, 2001
Dear Kuan:

The best food film that I saw was Fellini's "Grand Buffet". A Classic!
Joined Aug 13, 2000
I have only seen a little of Babettes Feast, the interesting thing is I work for a chef who actually worked on the film. I think he was an apprentice under the Chef in charge of all the food, anyway,he actually worked on it. He has shown me the actual notes and shopping lists, faxes and all the different menus that were considered. We, with the local university's foreign film department may show the film then do the exact menu....that would be pretty exciting!
Joined Dec 30, 1999

Now THAT may be even more wild than square watermelon!

Do what you can to post the menu/ingredients/recipes.... whatever you can here a Cheftalk!

Joined Aug 13, 2000
The Chef gave me a copy of the menu:
in English,
Turtle Soup
Blinis Demidoff with Russian Caviar
Quail in coffin with Truffle Sauce and Salad
Baba with Rhum and Fruit Salad

I hear this movie and dinner thing is going to be a go, will let you know more as it develops.
Joined Dec 30, 1999

That's AWSOME! I'm so excited for you!

Yes, yes! Please keep us posted! Does this mean you will finally view the film in it's entirety?

(How do I get an invitation? ;) )
Joined Jul 14, 2000
Best Food Movie? A tie between TAMPOPO and EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN. Best restaurant movie? BIG NIGHT. Best eating movie? The wonderful but grotesque LE GRANDE BOUFFE in which four aging bachelors decide to eat and shag themselves to death. ...ANTHONY BOURDAIN


Joined Apr 4, 2000
It is not my favourite film but it was a good one: Fried Green Tomatoes.
Joined Aug 13, 2000
I am taking a copy home this weekend, going to do a little research on my own too. Chef says it is awfully hard to get turtles?? All I know about this event now is that it will, if it happens be a fund raiser for the university, not sure which department. I really hope we get to do this, but if we don't, we will probably do it as a wine dinner sometime.
Joined Jan 26, 2001
Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)- it is based on a Latin American novel, where the mood of the person cooking the food transfers to the people who eat it. One of my all-time favorite movies.

Joined Mar 13, 2001
Who saw this one:

Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980)

Plot Outline: For the Carnegie Museum of Art, this documentary was filmed at the restaurants Chez Panisse and Flint Bar-B-Que in Berkeley, Calif., and the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Credited cast overview:
Werner Herzog.... Himself
Alice Waters.... Herself

This film may still be available at

P.S.: In the mid 90's, I knew this film was rare. We kept this film rental too long and were subject to overdue fees. When hubby brought it back the clerk said that it was so "unrented" that he didn't feel comfortable in charging overdue fees...!


[ July 03, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
Joined Apr 24, 2001
I saw it and enjoyed it immensely. I found it at the local library five years ago when I first moved to California. It had to be returned the very next day (24 hr borrowing only). Ruth Reichl writes about this one in her latest.
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