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Movie Food: Marie Antoinette

Quine Feb 14, 2007 09:03 PM

OK, I just watched this movie...and food has a great background part! Comments?

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  1. Phaedrus RE: Quine Feb 15, 2007 04:40 AM

    Did they show a lot of cake?

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      allegro805 RE: Quine Feb 15, 2007 08:01 AM

      I enjoyed this movie a lot, and I thought it did a good job showing what the court meals were like (protocol, etc.). I would have like to have had a better idea about what was being served ... the only thing that was really obvious was the whole fish. It made me want to read up a bit more on the reign of Louis XVI and M.A.; apparently Louis XVI was a renowned glutton.

      1. clim212 RE: Quine Feb 15, 2007 08:19 AM

        I absolutely loved the desserts! The macaroons looked amazing.

        1. Junie D RE: Quine Feb 16, 2007 04:24 PM

          It was a great movie if you love pastels, which I do, and I remember a lot of licking things off fingers, which is always good. Loved the costumes. Leaving the theater I overheard a twenty-something woman say to her girlfriend "It was really good and would have been better if it had a story." I had to agree.

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            clim212 RE: Junie D Feb 20, 2007 04:04 PM

            It was a very 'pretty' movie and the pastel desserts especially looked very scrumptious. . .Junie D - love the kitty!!

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              Junie D RE: clim212 Feb 21, 2007 06:37 AM

              Thanks. He's a chowhound of another sort!

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              soupkitten RE: Junie D Feb 21, 2007 10:05 AM

              the admission price for the movie was actually all about the costumes. . . the horses were a bonus, and then the food another added one, so you get your money's worth!

            3. davina RE: Quine Feb 16, 2007 04:30 PM

              I agree, Quine -- I was amazed at the food. I want to know who the stylist was! It all was so over the top -- which is how I felt about the movie in general. In fact we mentioned it in CHOW's year in food feature: http://www.chow.com/stories/10372/3 (it's that last link in the blurb about food porn).

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