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Feb 3, 2007 10:43 AM

MOVIES w/ food themes

Just watched Babette's Feast last night - loved it. Tried looking for a thread with this topic, but it had been removed. Anyway, just curious if anyone else has movie suggestions with good "food scenes." Thanks.

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      1. Like Water for Chocolate - significantly better in spanish with english subs.

        There was an asian movie a few years ago focusing on Dim Sum, can't recall the name of it.

          1. Eat Drink Man Woman (Taiwanese)

            Tortilla Soup (American version of the above, and IMHO, not nearly as good, either cinematically or food-wise)

            Mostly Martha

            Big Night

            - Lea

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            1. re: Canada Eats

              The Netflix has sent me Big Night. I think we'll watch it tonight.

              1. re: revsharkie

                I particularly loved the scene right at the end where Stanley Tucci's character is making an omelet. Just watching the effortless, casual way he beats the eggs just enough and tosses it all in the pan, I realized that Stanley Tucci really does know how to make an omelet. Some things you just can't fake.

                1. re: Will Owen

                  Are you sure he wasn't using a double?

                  1. re: Gary Soup

                    The guy that trained Tony Shaloub for the movie just opened a new restaurant in Petaluma, CA. Tony and his wife came in for the opening. It was almost like life imitating art because it was a big storm and they weren't sure he was going to be able to show. He finally did.

                    1. re: Gary Soup

                      I've read about that scene. They absolutely had to have it all be one take, so Tucci had to keep doing it until that flip was perfect. Of course you can tell that he does know what he's doing....

                2. re: Canada Eats

                  Just watched Mostly Martha last night, and liked it a great deal.