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Sep 26, 2006 11:04 PM

What's Your Favorite Food Movie?

So far I've enjoyed "Eat Drink man Woman", "Babette's Feast", and "Mostly Marta". Sadly, that's about all our video store has but there are others I'd like to see.

What foodie movies have you enjoyed?

Thanks for any recs.

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  1. "Get Shorty" - Danny DiVito gives the waiter an elaborate order that the restaurant doesn't have on the menu, then leaves without eating it.

    1. The Big Night. I don't remember who is in it. But the whole movie is about a restuarant preparing a wonderful meal. We took a cooking class and learned to make most of the food in the movie.

      And of course there is the famous food scene from Tom Jones.

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      1. re: Janet

        "Big Night is fabulous, and really, full of "stars". Tony Shaloub {"Wings" & "Monk"}, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, Allison Janney.

        1. re: soozycue520

          Big Night inspired me to make TIMPANO. It's a heck of a lot of work, but it is fabulous!

      2. Tampopo. There's no other film where food plays a larger role. Food is the star.

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        1. re: scott123

          My god Tampopo is the perfect food movie. The first ten minutes are gastronomically overstimulating and then it keeps going on and on.

          Watch it!

          1. re: truliketrudat

            my mom is totally the little old lady who pokes all the bread and squeezes all the fruit in the grocery store scene. love that movie!

                1. re: mujeresliebres

                  it's been on my wish list for quite a while, notated as 'eta unknown'.

                  T H A N K y o u !

                  1. re: toodie jane

                    Try your local library. Mine's got it and I've just put a hold on it.

                    1. re: CindyJ

                      The copy from my library was stolen... It's been in my Netflix queue for at least a year...

                      1. re: rozz01

                        I just discovered Tampopo in my quick picks on Amazon this morning. Apparently the dvd was released a week ago.

          2. Lina Wertmuller made a film about the crazed operations of a restaurant: Tutto a posto e niente in ordine (Everything's Ready, Nothing Works).

            1. "Like Water for Chocolate" so beautiful and sensual, plus I love the Spanish language..."Fatso" which you can't find anywhere to rent or buy anymore except for on the 'net. I need to see "Tampopo." How have I missed it? I know this has been a popular theme for posts here...there are other great ones I've also missed seeing.

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