I loved Tampopo, didn't think anyone else would have known this film.
Beside Tampopo, there is the classics Like Water For Chocolate, Fried Green Tomatoes or Chcolat. Almost all French films have food in it.
My favourite film, that is a hard question. I do recall a film set in a Italian restuaurant in NY. The preparation of a great feast for a guest that will never come. Great film, anyone recall the title? Today it's the one that pop in my head tommorow it might be a different one. And what about Le festin de Babette.....
Don't know how I could have forgotten this, but CDS' post in "Really sick", reminded me: Silence of the Lambs! It was really bizaare for me because, as a cook, I can understand his passion for food. As a more or less normal person, though, it gave me a strange feeling to identify with Lector in any way!
La Grande Bouffe (The Blow Out) 1973
Directed by Marco Ferreri
Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Piccoli star in this strange, depraved comedy which was a 1970's worldwide sensation. The four men--victims of their appetites--retire to a Parisian villa, where they fill their systems with an overload of carnal pleasures until they die in a blow-out of orgiastic over-indulgence.
Dinner At Antoines (not exactly about food but it takes place in a restaurant)
Chef (the British TV show)
Oh yeah...the name of the guy in the Monty Python sketch is Mr Creosote (just a wafer thin mint?)