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ph4nill4 Jun 11, 2007 04:15 AM

Need a hole bunch of dishes appearing in famous movies. Do you got any?
The only thing is that it should be easy, homemaking-friendly dishes.
All replies are welcome.

  1. ajs228 Sep 19, 2009 03:26 PM

    The scene in Shawshank Redemption where they each get three cold beers on the roof. That beer looked goooood.

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      tobycat Sep 18, 2009 07:19 PM

      Spaghetti, shrimp and pies from "Defending Your Life".

      You like pie? I'm gonna get you ten pies.

      1. edible complex Sep 17, 2009 04:56 PM

        can't watch "To Catch a Thief" w/o a cold beer and a bucket of fried chicken.

        Frances Stevens: You want a leg or a breast?
        John Robie: You make the choice.

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          oakjoan Sep 17, 2009 08:22 PM

          The best food scene in any movie has no food at all. It's in The Lady Eve, with Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck. Eugene Pallette, the marvelous actor who plays Fonda's father (from a very wealthy family) comes down to breakfast, which is served on the veranda on long tables filled with gigantic silver trays covered with bell-shaped covers to keep the bacon, etc. hot. He gets there late and, after lifting cover after cover, finds that there's no food left. He then slumps down in a chair, grabs two covers and starts banging them together, shouting "WHERE'S MY BREAKFAST! WHERE'S MY BREAKFAST!"

          A hilarious scene in a fantastic movie.

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            Clicquot Sep 17, 2009 08:59 PM

            Rabbit Stew in Fatal Attraction and baked ziti in numerous episodes of the Sopranos.

        2. bayoucook Sep 6, 2009 06:41 AM

          The scallops in "No Reservations" and the big bowl of pasta.

          1. Firegoat Sep 6, 2009 06:34 AM

            orange whip, orange whip... 3 orange whips.

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              laliz Aug 6, 2009 12:57 PM

              Barbeque in Gone With the Wind

              Mrs. Flax' various foods on a stick in Mermaids

              Dirty Harry ~~ no ketchup on hot dogs and he's always eating a burger

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                aurora50 Sep 5, 2009 09:18 PM

                "Julie & Julia":
                Well, most anything really, but -
                I cannot get that chocolate pie out of my mind.
                Not the one that was shown later, with the nuts, but the one Julie makes at the beginning.
                Anyone know the recipe that was used?

              2. jmckee Aug 6, 2009 08:03 AM

                The meal ordered and delivered in the Stateroom Scene in "A Night at the Opera":

                Groucho: What's for dinner?

                Steward: Anything you like. Tomato juice, orange juice,
                grape juice, pineapple juice...

                G: Turn off the juice before I get electrocuted. All right, let me have one of each. And two fried eggs, two poached eggs, two scrambled eggs, and two medium-boiled eggs.

                Chico: And two hard-boiled eggs.

                G: And two hard-boiled eggs. (Harpo honks horn) Make that three hard-boiled eggs. And some roast beef: Rare, medium, well-done, and overdone. And two hard-boiled eggs. (HONK) Make that three hard-boiled eggs. And eight pieces of French pastry.

                C: With two hard-boiled eggs.

                G: And two hard-boiled eggs. (HONK) Make that three hard-boiled eggs. (DEEP HONK) And one duck egg. Have you got any stewed prunes?

                S: Yes, sir.

                G: Give them some black coffee. That'll sober them up. And two hard-boiled eggs. (Incredible number of HONKS) It's either foggy out, or make that 12 more hard-boiled eggs. Rush that along. The faster it comes, the faster this convention will be over.

                1. Passadumkeg Aug 5, 2009 06:37 PM

                  My life time favorite from Zorba the Greek

                  How simple a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple heart.

                  Also: There is one sin that God will not forgive, if a woman asks you to her bed and you do not go.

                  I reread the book every five years for values clarification.

                  From the way back machine:
                  A Walk in the Sun: a crispy apple and some good wine(Thought of this one a lot in Nam.).
                  Old Boy after being imprisoned and tortured for 15 years, the noodle shop.
                  Russian vodka and herring in Burnt by the August Sun (?) and Pecularities of National Fishing.
                  And... the final glass of wine shared by Audrey Hepburn and Sean Conery in Robin and Marion, snif, snif. (I am a softy.)

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                    walker Aug 5, 2009 10:28 PM

                    My favorite part is when Zorba sees an old man planting an olive tree. He knows the man will probably not live long enough to see it produce olives. He questions the man and the man says, "I live my life as though I will live forever." Zorba retorts that he lives every day as though it's his last. After reflecting a bit, he decides the 2 attitudes are not really opposites.

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                    aggiecat Aug 5, 2009 09:12 AM

                    What did they cook in "The Big Night" ? Does anyone remember?

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                      LindaWhit Aug 5, 2009 09:18 AM

                      Read the beginning of this thread - it's mentioned at the top.

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                        MC Slim JB Aug 5, 2009 07:08 PM

                        It's "Big Night".


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                        Daniellabelle Dec 10, 2008 03:09 PM

                        How about stuffed crab/fried fish from Little Mermaid? "With the cleaver I hack them in two/I pull out what's inside/And I serve it up fried/God, I love little fishes/Don't you?"

                        Lingonberry Pancakes & White Russians from the Big Lebowski

                        And, because I can't resist...Goodburger and orange soda!!

                        1. cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Dec 10, 2008 01:18 PM

                          We've covered quite a few here but i haven't see spagehtti with maple syrup anc candy from Elf.

                          I believe Bond orders a trout, or some kind of fish dish, in From Russia With Love.

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                            NadaCook Nov 3, 2008 03:51 PM

                            What about Andie McDowell's song in "Michael"... "Pie, pie, I love pie, ....." And she goes on to list a whole bunch of different pies.

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                              Avalondaughter Dec 5, 2008 10:02 AM

                              I was just about to say that. I remember that scene in that movie more than any other scene.

                              William Hurt: Do you have pie?

                              Waitress: We have (lists an enormous list of pies)

                              William Hurt: Just bring us two of every kind.

                              I loved watching them feast on the pies and talk about all of the reasons why pie is so wonderful, 'cause pie is wonderful.

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                                jmckee Aug 6, 2009 08:42 AM

                                Yes, the lyrics are by writer Roy Blount, Jr. It's a poem from his book "Soup Songs," a collection of verse about food.

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                                three1oh Jan 21, 2008 01:29 AM

                                What about "Eggie in a Basket" from V for vendetta.. here is a video recipe for it.


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                                  annabana Oct 9, 2007 02:04 PM

                                  "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" was not the only food related foray by Tracey and Hepburn. In fact, most of their comedies had pivotal food scenes: the disastrous kiss and makeup breakfast in "Woman of the Year," "Adam's Rib" and its' lamb curry dinner, "Pat and Mike's" first "training" lunch and the cold roof top lunch in "Desk Set."

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                                    jbw Oct 8, 2007 10:02 AM

                                    Here's one that's usually not mentioned on these strings:

                                    A bowl of chili with plenty of catsup on the side.

                                    "Bad Day at Black Rock"

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                                      Discoethan Oct 6, 2007 07:16 PM

                                      Anyone remember Donnie Brasco, with Lefty (Pacino) making coq au vin and telling Donnie all the best chefs are men?

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                                        LNG212 Oct 9, 2007 02:29 PM

                                        Isn't that the one where he uses a "punch of salt"? and johnny depp says "you mean a pinch?" and pacino says "no a punch. i would have said a pinch if that's what i meant." (or close to it.) a PUNCH of salt - an excellent visual!

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                                          Discoethan Oct 18, 2007 01:22 PM

                                          Yep, I think so!

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                                        Pete Oldtown Oct 6, 2007 03:57 PM

                                        Volver, when Penelope Cruz reopens a restaurant while the owner is away, and caters meals for a film crew. And keeps here dead husband in the freezer.

                                        Even if the food didn't look great, Penelope sure did. But the food looks great. The movie is great as well.

                                        1. JayVaBeach Oct 6, 2007 12:33 PM

                                          I watched an old DVD last night & had forgotten @ the end that my FAVORITE dessert is mentioned in one of my FAVORITE movies, Monster-In-Law.....PEACH COBBLER

                                          [last lines]
                                          Ruby: [Ruby and Viola walking up stairs into house. Viola still holding the wedding bouquet that she caught] "And take off that damn dress. You look like a giant PEACH COBBLER. You makin' me hungry... Come on, weathergirl. I'll buy you a box of wine.
                                          [Viola almost belly laughing at Ruby's joke, walks into house, off screen. Ruby turns around to close the doors and opens her mouth so it appears Viola's laughter is coming from her mouth. Laughter echoes away as Ruby closes her mouth, rolls her eyes, and shakes her head. Ruby closes the doors. With the click of the doors shutting, the screen goes black]


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                                            emery_jc Oct 3, 2007 11:22 PM

                                            "Small scoop of mashed potatoes, five peas, and ... all the ice cream you want."

                                            James Spader to Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary. There's also the chocolate shake thing he brings her in the end. But I definitely wouldn't call it a food movie. No, its something else entirely!

                                            1. mrsbuffer Oct 3, 2007 06:29 AM

                                              Nobody mentioned the turkey dinner in "The Big Chill" where Tom Berenger's character tested the spaghetti by throwing it against the wall and Glenn Close stuffed the huge turkey bare-handed...

                                              1. creativeusername Sep 1, 2007 05:48 AM

                                                Has anyone said bucket 'o spaghetti from the movie "Seven?"

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                                                  chefstu Oct 3, 2007 06:22 AM

                                                  I think my favorite is the omelet made by the hobo in Tampopo. True artistry.

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                                                  makatiboy Aug 31, 2007 11:06 PM

                                                  Solid bars of chocolate: Empire of the Sun and Hershey bars, Band of Brothers and D-rations ("He has never tasted chocolate"; and "Eugene: chocolat. Pour vous."), also Hershey bars ("Aw, hey, Hershey bars!" "What, you're saving the Hershey bars for your rear echelon f--- to w---?"), and from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, "Here. Have some chocolate. It really helps." as a remedy for magically-induced despair and depression.

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                                                    ernie0716 Aug 31, 2007 09:32 PM

                                                    Jamon, Jamon ~ Lot's of pork product, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz...Also omelets.

                                                    Diner ~ need I say more.

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                                                      itryalot Aug 31, 2007 09:09 AM

                                                      Simply Irressitibel - Crab Napoleon
                                                      Spanglish- Egg sandwich
                                                      Under the Tuscan Sun - anything!
                                                      Flashdance - Lobster and Butter
                                                      Like Water for Chocolate - (not the wedding cake!)
                                                      Mystic Pizza - pizza
                                                      Chocolat - Those hens with a chocolate sauce; truffles
                                                      Marie Antoinette- banquets and feasts of any kind

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                                                        jmckee Aug 6, 2009 08:38 AM

                                                        Under the Tuscan Sun -- the food in that movie is really terrific.

                                                      2. limster Aug 29, 2007 09:33 PM

                                                        Easy, but very expensive: a '61 d'Yquem from Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud.

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                                                          Hue Aug 29, 2007 06:06 PM

                                                          Charles Laughton as Henry the VIII eating the turkey leg
                                                          John Wayne eating the bloody "corn dodgers" in "True Grit"
                                                          Not exactly a dish but William Powell and Henry Fonda making 'scotch"
                                                          for Ensign Pulver in "Mr. Roberts"

                                                          1. LNG212 Jul 27, 2007 12:47 PM

                                                            From "Jet Lag" (Decalage Horaire) when Jean Reno cooks that middle of the night meal in the hotel kitchen for Juliette Binoche. I thinks it's an omelette or something. But it looks great and it's so romantic. I'd really like Jean Reno to cook me a meal in the middle of the night. :)

                                                            On the other end of the spectrum ... Louis Jourdan in "Octopussy" eating that eyeball out of the head of the animal (a goat?). ICK.

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                                                              alias wade Aug 31, 2007 06:11 AM

                                                              From the otherwise regrettable Godfather III, Andy Garcia teaching Sofia Coppola to make gnocchi. As LNG would say, I'd really like to cook a meal for Sofia Coppola....

                                                            2. pamalamb Jul 27, 2007 11:46 AM

                                                              Premiere magazine (now only online) currently has a short slideshow of great dishes from movies, many of which have already been listed in this thread. It's great to see the pictures of the food (I especially love the close up of the timpano).

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                                                                aurora50 Jul 27, 2007 12:06 PM

                                                                Has anyone brought up the linguini thrown against the wall in The Odd Couple?
                                                                The pivotal moment in the movie ...
                                                                (Also, from the same movie: Malomars, meatloaf, Brown sandwiches and Green sandwiches)

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                                                                Elyssa Jul 26, 2007 02:25 PM

                                                                While its not a dish in particular the imaginary food fight scene from Hook always thrilled me when I was a kid watching the movie (and even now!)

                                                                The fantastic colors and that HUGE turkey...everything looked so delicious and fun to eat. When Robin Williams charecter finally is able to see the food its just amazing!

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                                                                  AMFM Jul 26, 2007 02:11 PM

                                                                  by the way you need (sorry if these are repeats i did read but the list is LONG)
                                                                  animal crackers
                                                                  " a box of chocolates" - i'm trying to think if there's some other forrest gump thing you could do with shrimp
                                                                  a poison apple
                                                                  fast food - supersize me and fast food nation

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                                                                    curiousgeo Jul 26, 2007 02:05 PM

                                                                    The mess kit overflowing with beans being gobbled down in All Quiet on the Western Front. Julie Christie ordering 4 fried eggs and beef stew in McCabe and Mrs. Miller.

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                                                                      kaelibrown Jul 26, 2007 07:56 AM

                                                                      Who thought of the red velvet armadillo cake in "Steel Magnolias" and didn't think of the "Cupa Cupa Cupa" recipe??
                                                                      "A cup flour, a cup of sugar, and a cup of fruit coctail with the juice. Put it all in a pan and bake it 'till it's brown and bubbly! It's really rich so I serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to cut the sweet."

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                                                                        Phaedrus Jul 26, 2007 08:15 AM

                                                                        Call 911, I just went into diabetic shock.

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                                                                          AMFM Jul 26, 2007 01:50 PM

                                                                          come on you gotta admit it sounds like a paula deen recipe. and i did post that she has one i like so i'm not being totally cruel. :)

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                                                                        logographic Jul 25, 2007 11:12 PM

                                                                        Mayo and cereal sandwiches from the Breakfast Club!

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                                                                          creativeusername Jul 26, 2007 01:37 PM

                                                                          Yes! With pixie sticks!

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                                                                          walker Jul 25, 2007 09:55 PM

                                                                          I'm surprised no one has mentioned the 1963 movie, Tom Jones, with Albert Finney eating lobster and other things with his fingers, REALLY enjoying the meal and anticipating a hot encounter afterward.

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                                                                            sherpa50 Jul 25, 2007 10:49 PM

                                                                            The specially requested "gourmet" Thanksgiving dinner:

                                                                            Teena (to her young daughter) : "But you love oysters!"

                                                                            Daughter: "On the HALF SHELL, with cocktail sauce! Not in the BLOODY stuffing!"

                                                                          2. Phaedrus Jul 25, 2007 04:59 PM

                                                                            OK, I am shocked no one has thought of these.

                                                                            The mother-in-law's specialty in the Joy Luck Club, where the son-in-law was trying to help by dumping a bunch of soy sauce on it.

                                                                            The entire movie "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" was a feast of Chinese foods. By the way "Tortilla Soup" that was mentioned earlier was an American adaptation of the movie.

                                                                            And "Dim Sum".

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                                                                              jeanki Jul 25, 2007 08:26 PM

                                                                              I especially like the scene in Eat Man Drink Woman where the grandpa cooks a little gourmet lunchbox for his granddaughter to eat at school.

                                                                              Penelope Cruz in Volver making the special Spanish dinner for the construction workers comes to mind in recent flicks.

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                                                                                Phaedrus Jul 25, 2007 08:58 PM

                                                                                Um, anything Penelope Cruz makes is fine with me.....

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                                                                                diva360 Jul 25, 2007 09:23 PM

                                                                                Hi Phaedrus,

                                                                                I mentioned Eat Drink Man Woman upthread. I love the gourmet lunchbox scene too. Wish I'd had a grandpa like that ;)

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                                                                                  Phaedrus Jul 26, 2007 06:44 AM

                                                                                  Oops, guess I missed that, sorry.

                                                                                  I enjoyed the daily banquets he made for his family, simply awesome. I remember seeing it in Austin Texas and running around trying to find a Chinese restaurant after the movie that was open at that time of the night. Had to settle for an all you can eat place.

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                                                                                Geo8rge Jul 25, 2007 05:07 AM

                                                                                Good fellas - scene where Henry Hill prepares an 'ordinary diner', while doing various mafia deals. Prison scene where they prepare an Italian meal

                                                                                Amadeus - Various deserts.

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                                                                                  Non Cognomina Jul 25, 2007 04:10 PM

                                                                                  Ah yes, the desserts from Amadeus--especially the "Nipples of Venus"


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                                                                                    imhungryletseat Jul 25, 2007 04:27 PM

                                                                                    Pizza in a cup from "The Jerk"

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                                                                                  pgokey Jul 23, 2007 10:57 PM

                                                                                  OMG, I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier. Rocky Horror Picture Show - Meatloaf.

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                                                                                    vermontpoet Jul 23, 2007 10:15 PM

                                                                                    White Castle burgers from

                                                                                    Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
                                                                                    White Palace (Susan Sarandon and James Spader)

                                                                                    1. salutlemonde Jul 23, 2007 09:32 PM

                                                                                      Hesperat (Star Trek) they were always eating the stuff, and I think it was in one of the movies... no idea what it is, though.

                                                                                      How 'bout goanna (Crocodile Dundee) - a type of Australian lizard - but you could probably use chicken instead

                                                                                      Blue food from 2001 a space odyssey... Or jell-o and Tang (Apollo 13)

                                                                                      Lost Boys - noodles and rice (or not)

                                                                                      What did James Bond eat, anyway? You always know what he's drinking.

                                                                                      Spirited Away - looks good, tastes good, but turns you into a pig. Looked like roast chicken...

                                                                                      Harry Potter - pumpkin juice

                                                                                      Lord of the Rings - turkey legs? (in Rohan). Chicken (Gondor - Denethor was always eating). Lembas? Sam cooked a rabbit, too. Raw fish (Gollum).

                                                                                      French Kiss - Cheese!

                                                                                      1. AntarcticWidow Jul 23, 2007 08:56 PM

                                                                                        Not exactly a famous movie, but Penelope Cruz in "Woman on Top" fixes a spicy "Moqueca de Camarao", a Bahian-style shrimp stew.

                                                                                        1. creativeusername Jul 23, 2007 07:08 PM

                                                                                          "How about a nice greasy pork chop served in a dirty ashtray."

                                                                                          ---Chet, Weird Science

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                                                                                            SpyderRogue Jul 23, 2007 02:41 AM

                                                                                            AHA , and what about this one, depending on ur guests sense of humor.
                                                                                            i think the recipe mostly works, if u know ur baking, then u can estimate the proper amt of sugar-lol

                                                                                            from South Park
                                                                                            Chef’s Salty Chocolate Balls:
                                                                                            2 tablespoons of cinnamon,
                                                                                            and 2 or 3 egg whites,
                                                                                            a half a stick of butter, melted.
                                                                                            Stick it all in a bowl baby,
                                                                                            stir it with a wooden spoon,
                                                                                            mix in a cup of flour.
                                                                                            You’‘l be in heaven soon
                                                                                            pour in a cup of unsweetened chocolate,
                                                                                            and a half a cup of brandy
                                                                                            then throw in a bag or two of sugar,
                                                                                            and just a pinch of vanilla,
                                                                                            grease up the cookie sheet.
                                                                                            Cause I hate when my balls stick!
                                                                                            then preheat the oven to 350, and give that spoon a lick!

                                                                                            and the rest of the offensive ( to some) song is found here


                                                                                            Eat up!!

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                                                                                              JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jul 23, 2007 04:00 AM

                                                                                              Don't bother, I've had experience with baking and can tell you that actually following the recipe will end up with an inedible mess.

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                                                                                                evilcatfish Jul 23, 2007 05:43 PM

                                                                                                Couple more
                                                                                                American Psycho-Sea Urchin Ceviche @ Dorsia
                                                                                                Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom-Chilled monkey brains
                                                                                                Hannibal- a little freaky but that guy eats his own brains after Lecter dopes him up

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                                                                                                  evilcatfish Jul 23, 2007 05:44 PM

                                                                                                  Eric Bana's character cooks a lot in Munich

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                                                                                                    evilcatfish Jul 23, 2007 05:45 PM

                                                                                                    In Wall Street Gordon Gekko tells Charlie Sheen to order the steak tartare
                                                                                                    "its not on the menu"

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                                                                                                      Tehama Sep 17, 2009 04:27 PM

                                                                                                      OMG. I am laughing so hard! Thank you! I can't believe you found the recipe!

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                                                                                                      SpyderRogue Jul 23, 2007 01:49 AM

                                                                                                      FOOLS RUSH IN -
                                                                                                      Matthew Perry's character lives nearby and raves about the hotdogs.

                                                                                                      For Love or Money.-- Michael J. Fox and Gabrielle Anwar enjoy Gray's Papaya hot dogs while chatting about the piano player on the street corner from the window of the restaurant in 1993's

                                                                                                      Gray's Papaya is a hot dog restaurant with three locations on the West Side of Manhattan, open 24 hours a day year-round. The three locations of Gray's Papaya in Manhattan are: 539 Eighth Avenue at 37th Street, 402 Sixth Avenue at 8th Street, and 2090 Broadway at 72nd Street. Somewhere between a street vendor and a fast food restaurant, Gray's Papaya is famous for its very inexpensive, high-quality hot dogs. The "papaya" in the name refers to the fruit drinks sold at the establishment, which include orange, grape, piña colada, coconut champagne (non-alcoholic), and banana daiquiri (non-alcoholic) in addition to papaya. As of November 2006, the "Recession Special," (2 Hot Dogs & a Drink) is $3.50

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                                                                                                        mpalmer6c Jul 22, 2007 04:56 PM

                                                                                                        Something .like: (to waiter) "Would you please serve the nuts. That is, would you please serve the nuts to the guests." Myrna Loy in "The Thin Man."

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                                                                                                          kkak97 Jul 21, 2007 07:04 AM

                                                                                                          Aurora's Chicken Pepperoni from Seems Like Old Times

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                                                                                                            Fydeaux Jul 21, 2007 06:51 AM

                                                                                                            I'm not sure of exactly what was in it, and I havent seen the movie for a while, but it was a heck of a fine looking sandwich that Kevin Kline made in "Dave".

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                                                                                                              jmckee Aug 6, 2009 08:34 AM

                                                                                                              What was in it? EVERYTHING. Great scene.

                                                                                                            2. janetofreno Jul 20, 2007 10:41 PM

                                                                                                              Well, its not that famous of a movie, and arguably not easy or homemaking-friendly, but when I read this I had to laugh, as earlier this evening my husband and I were recalling the "full Indian dinner" from Bend it Like Beckham.

                                                                                                              (He had made a tasty okra/potato curry, and some spicy dal. When I asked him if he was going to make rice to go with the dal, he blurted "What, you want me to make full Indian dinner?" We both immediately laughed, thinking of the movie.....)

                                                                                                              1. Tartinet Jul 20, 2007 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                Sea bass and six martinis at once, from the Thin Man movies.

                                                                                                                NORA: how many of those have you had?
                                                                                                                NICK: this'll make six, I b'leive.
                                                                                                                NORA: Waiter! Bring me five more of these, and just line them right up here in front of me. I've got to catch up.

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                                                                                                                  pgokey Jul 20, 2007 09:01 PM

                                                                                                                  The lobsters in Annie Hall, anyone?

                                                                                                                  Can I slide in a TV reference or two? Bass-o-matic and "cheeseburger cheeseburger, pepsi pepsi, chips chips."

                                                                                                                  When Harry Met Sally - I'll have what she's having. And the apple pie a la mode.

                                                                                                                  Speaking of a la mode - Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine, getting waffles alamodey.

                                                                                                                  Ratatouille? Or is that too obvious?

                                                                                                                  9 1/2 Weeks. You know what I'm talking about. ;)

                                                                                                                  I recall Tess taking about 10 minutes to eat a strawberry.

                                                                                                                  God, I could go on and on.

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                                                                                                                    Non Cognomina Jul 23, 2007 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                    I thought Ratatouille was obvious, too. Obviously not, since you made first mention of it. =)

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                                                                                                                      melcarr Jul 26, 2007 02:19 PM

                                                                                                                      As long as you're using SNL episodes, let us not forget Schweaty Balls. Truly hysterical

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                                                                                                                        aurora50 Jul 26, 2007 02:21 PM

                                                                                                                        Yes - a new Christmas classic. : )

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                                                                                                                        aggiecat Aug 5, 2009 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                        Also when Harry met Sally the Veal Paprikash fromt he museum scene, I always loved saying pakprikash.

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                                                                                                                      Sharuf Jun 29, 2007 04:23 AM

                                                                                                                      In THE IPCRESS FILE, Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) has a lady friend over to his little London pad, and puts together an impromptu meal of omelet, petite pois and I forget what else. The deftness with which he does this would impress any female visitor.

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                                                                                                                        cookiecutter Jun 29, 2007 01:35 AM

                                                                                                                        I just thought of another- Floating Islands from Desk Set with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
                                                                                                                        Spencer Tracy unexpectedly ends up at her apt. for dinner and says,
                                                                                                                        "Is there dessert, madam, and if so what?", to which she replies, "Floating Islands."
                                                                                                                        It always cracks me up that she just happens to have Floating Islands just lying around incase someone happens to drop in for dinner.

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                                                                                                                          sherpa50 Jul 25, 2007 10:46 PM

                                                                                                                          Cookiecutter, that is one of my favorite movies, & every time I see it, I think "She has Floating Islands in the fridge?"...it's so old-fashioned, but sophisticated (wouldn't you think she'd just say "ice cream" or "I have some nice chocolate chip cookies"?). It's the best!

                                                                                                                        2. tastyjon Jun 28, 2007 09:34 PM

                                                                                                                          Anything fed to or poured on Kim Bassinger in 9 1/2 Weeks during the frdige scene.

                                                                                                                          Are those homemaking-friendly dishes?

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                                                                                                                            Zengarden Jun 28, 2007 06:55 PM

                                                                                                                            Sausages and peppers from The Godfather.

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                                                                                                                              alias wade Aug 31, 2007 05:27 AM

                                                                                                                              Leave the car. Take the cannoli.

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                                                                                                                                Hue Aug 31, 2007 05:44 AM

                                                                                                                                Leave the gun, take the cannoli

                                                                                                                            2. Mattdub Jun 28, 2007 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                              I always get a craving for scrambled eggs watching the scene in Star Wars IV with Luke, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. Not sure exactly if there are scrambled eggs on Tatooine but that's what it looks like and that's what it makes me crave.

                                                                                                                              --oh, and every pastery they eat in a Soprano episode.

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                                                                                                                                grubsnob Jun 28, 2007 06:23 PM

                                                                                                                                puerco pibil from "Once Upon A Time in Mexico". recipe found @ www.twigleaf.com/recipes/archives

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                                                                                                                                  ajs228 Jun 29, 2007 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                  One of the bonus features on that DVD is Robert Rodriguez making the dish and walking through the recipe. I wrote it down and tried it. Very tasty, but watch out for those habeneros--they burn anything they touch.

                                                                                                                                2. Tehama Jun 22, 2007 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                                  The LA Times printed an article originally in the Baltimore Sun entitled, "Taking a shot at dishes with ties to 'Sopranos'" By Rob Kasper. I know it is not a movie, per se, but come on... it is the Sopranos! Thought you all might enjoy the recipes in the article: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

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                                                                                                                                    SpyderRogue Jul 23, 2007 01:39 AM

                                                                                                                                    FYI-They must change this daily, because when i went in 135am mon- it is this
                                                                                                                                    Beets: It's easier to leave 'em than take 'em ( baltimore sun)
                                                                                                                                    the sopranos article sounded cool- maybe ill get lucky n find it.

                                                                                                                                  2. Niblet Jun 21, 2007 01:30 PM

                                                                                                                                    Dumb & Dumber: burger with jar of hot peppers. Or tea with...never mind.

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                                                                                                                                      Val Jun 22, 2007 07:49 AM

                                                                                                                                      oh, don't get me started! That hot pepper scene was one of the funniest things I have EVER seen in my life...then, he tries to make a fountain out of the ketchup & mustard containers to put out the fire in his mouth. I'm almost in tears just thinking about it!

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                                                                                                                                        QueenB Jun 22, 2007 09:53 AM

                                                                                                                                        Another from that movie...but not necessarily a food...SeaBass.
                                                                                                                                        God, that pepper scene is funny. Mr. B doesn't get why I find that movie hilarious.
                                                                                                                                        "Great hooters!"

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                                                                                                                                          Niblet Jun 22, 2007 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                          No kidding, it’s the ultimate quotable movie.

                                                                                                                                          Big Gulps, huh? Alright! Well, see ya later!

                                                                                                                                          Dear Gas Man….
                                                                                                                                          “…How does he know I got gas?”
                                                                                                                                          “They must be pros.”

                                                                                                                                    2. QueenB Jun 20, 2007 09:41 AM

                                                                                                                                      Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" - salmon mousse (though I'm not sure I would recommend it) "There's a Mr. Death at the door, something about the reaping"

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                                                                                                                                        MplsM ary Jul 22, 2007 11:36 PM

                                                                                                                                        "And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint."

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                                                                                                                                        Mister F. Jun 18, 2007 08:29 PM

                                                                                                                                        That chicken salad sandwich from Five Easy Pieces.
                                                                                                                                        And, the great cafe scene in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, when John Wayne says "that's my steak, Valance. You pick it up."

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                                                                                                                                          The_Pork_Shank_Redemption Jun 20, 2007 06:53 AM

                                                                                                                                          "Did you ever suck the jelly out of a jelly doughnut, and then fill it with chocolate swirl ice cream?"

                                                                                                                                          -Sonny in "Fatso"

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                                                                                                                                            vvvindaloo Jul 20, 2007 10:36 PM

                                                                                                                                            "Did you ever suck the jelly out of a jelly doughnut, and then fill it with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and melt it in the oven?"

                                                                                                                                        2. viperlush Jun 18, 2007 02:41 PM

                                                                                                                                          I thought of another one. The dinner party scene in Beetlejuice when the shrimp cocktail became a hand and attacked the diners.

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                                                                                                                                            PhoebeB Jun 18, 2007 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                            I looked for it but don't see it, can't believe no one's mentioned it: the baby corn from "Big" that Tom Hanks eats like corn-on-the-cob. (There's the caviar, of course, but we won't go there.)

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                                                                                                                                              coney with everything Jul 22, 2007 05:27 AM

                                                                                                                                              My choice was the Tom Hanks/Darryl Hannah scene in "Splash" where she eats the lobster, shell and all. "She was REALLY hungry"

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                                                                                                                                                aurora50 Jul 23, 2007 10:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                Yeah, did you know that that "lobster" was really mashed potatoes in there?

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                                                                                                                                                  vicsailgarden Sep 30, 2007 02:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                  . . . lobster . . . or mashed potatoes

                                                                                                                                                  poor Darryl!

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                                                                                                                                              melly Jun 17, 2007 09:01 AM

                                                                                                                                              Keep it simple..the fridge scene from 9 1/2 weeks.

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                                                                                                                                                Phil_A_Mignon Jun 15, 2007 09:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                Does that guy's frozen ass count, from the movie "Alive"? I mean, it was a meal, no? Just curious.

                                                                                                                                                Yeah, I'm disgusting.


                                                                                                                                                1. ajs228 Jun 15, 2007 03:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Anyone ever notice in Ocean's 11 that Brad Pitt's character is eating in almost every scene he's in? Just something I thought was funny.

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                                                                                                                                                      chocabot Aug 31, 2007 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                      i heard that Brad Pitt's "thing" is to have a scene eating in all of his movies. I haven't seen all his movies so i can't confirm.

                                                                                                                                                      My fave movie food scene is the bbq pork and fried egg on rice during the shaolin cook off that made Stephen Chow weep in God of Cookery. It's hilarious...

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                                                                                                                                                        LNG212 Aug 31, 2007 10:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                        I fell into "Ocean's 11" last night and was once again in fits of giggles because in nearly *every* scene Pitt is eating something. It's hilarious.

                                                                                                                                                    2. SweetPhyl Jun 15, 2007 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                      "That's easy, Pez, cherry flavored Pez" from Stand By Me

                                                                                                                                                      1. cookiejesus Jun 15, 2007 08:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                        I always wanted to know what the sludge from "Matrix" tasted like... or what about the food in Star Wars?

                                                                                                                                                        1. ElsieDee Jun 14, 2007 05:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                          A steak, bloody - from Moonstruck
                                                                                                                                                          Also from Moonstruck, Egg-In-a-Basket (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_in_t... ).

                                                                                                                                                          1. MC Slim JB Jun 14, 2007 02:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Roast thief in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover.

                                                                                                                                                            Drunken prawns in Tampopo.

                                                                                                                                                            Five raw eggs, chugged, in Rocky.

                                                                                                                                                            Boiled shoe, with the laces as linguini, in The Gold Rush.

                                                                                                                                                            Machine-made breakfast and Mr. T. cereal in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

                                                                                                                                                            Scrambled eggs with forgiveness in Big Night.

                                                                                                                                                            Tropical-fish sushi in A Fish Called Wanda.

                                                                                                                                                            Chinese turkey in A Christmas Story.

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                                                                                                                                                              jacquelyncoffey Jul 23, 2007 07:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Has anyone noticed that in "A Fish Called Wanda", everytime Kevin Kline speaks "Italian" he's just saying the names of italian food?

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                                                                                                                                                                diva360 Jul 23, 2007 10:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                I think it's a roasted duck in A Christmas Story.

                                                                                                                                                                These dishes may not work for the OP, but I think it would be fun to try something from Eat Drink Man Woman. Things I remember are jade prawns and lotus blossom soup. But something that the old man makes for the little girl to bring for lunch would also work.

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                                                                                                                                                                  ajs228 Jul 24, 2007 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  It is a roast duck, but they call it Chinese turkey, as in "it's the Chinese version of turkey".

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                                                                                                                                                                  tealilly Aug 30, 2007 11:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Well done, MC Slim JB! Almost exactly my list. Let's not forget peppers and eggs from the Sopranos (or any of their meals for that matter). 91/2 weeks, definitely yes. The food styling in Marie Antoinette was quite impressive. Caille en Sarcophage from Babbette's Feast ...

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                                                                                                                                                                    alias wade Aug 31, 2007 05:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    wouldn't it be tropical fish sashimi?

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                                                                                                                                                                      MC Slim JB Oct 4, 2007 04:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      You are correct, sir, it should be "tropical fish sashimi": there was no rice anywhere in sight in that scene.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. viperlush Jun 14, 2007 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Not easy or homemaking- friendly, but definately memorable. The monkey brain dish from Temple of Doom. For obvious reasons you can't replicate it exactly, but what about substitutions? A coconut for the head and jello/ice cream/etc. for the brain.

                                                                                                                                                                    How about some nice venision chops? Although it wasn't shown in the movie we can assume that the hunter went home and cooked up Bambi's dad.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Boston Foodie Jun 14, 2007 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      What about Tortilla Soup from the movie Tortilla Soup? Or even "Beef ragout, Cheese souffle, Pie and pudding "en flambe"" quoted from the Beauty and the Beast Classic "Be Our Guest."

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                                                                                                                                                                        rHairing Jun 15, 2007 09:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Oh you just reminded me of the scene in The Long Long Trailer where Tacy is trying to prepare dinner in the trailer while in transit. I think it was ragout of beef and a caesar salad.

                                                                                                                                                                      2. creativeusername Jun 14, 2007 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        An unrelated post on another thread just prompted a memory of Kevin Kline's great 'torture' scene in A Fish Called Wanda..."Who was the philosopher who developed the concept of the superman in Also sprach Zarathustra? No? That's a chip up the nose, I'm afraid." Good excuse for some french fries at least. ;>)

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Will Owen Jun 13, 2007 04:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          I canNOT believe nobody's mentioned Caille en Sarcophage from Babette's Feast. Much more input on how to prepare that from the movie than there is for the Timpano in Big Night. And the ingredients are easy to find and not particularly expensive, if you don't mind frozen quail.

                                                                                                                                                                          I would love to have a whole reel of outtakes from that movie!

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                                                                                                                                                                            Veggo Jun 13, 2007 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Gio volunteered Babette's Feast above, with other stuff.

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                                                                                                                                                                              aurora50 Jun 13, 2007 04:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              My sister and I actually went to a recreation of Babette's Feast once, at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. It was one of the most fabulous meals I've ever eaten.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Gio Jun 14, 2007 08:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                And - I just remembered "My Dinner With Andre."
                                                                                                                                                                                Of course the film is more about conversation than food but some of the dialogue is priceless as in this quote I found at the LondonFoodFilmFiesta site:

                                                                                                                                                                                "ANDRE: ...And then, to begin with, a terrine de poisson.
                                                                                                                                                                                WAITER: Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                WALLACE: What is that?
                                                                                                                                                                                ANDRE: It's, uh, a pâté, light, made of fish.
                                                                                                                                                                                WALLACE: Does it have bones in it?
                                                                                                                                                                                ANDRE: No bones.
                                                                                                                                                                                WALLACE: Well, um, what is the, uh, bramborová polévka?
                                                                                                                                                                                WAITER: It's a potato soup. It's quite delicious.
                                                                                                                                                                                WALLACE: Oh. Well, great. I'll have that."



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                                                                                                                                                                              Elyssa Jun 13, 2007 01:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              How about all the delicious pies made in the new movie "Waitress." I've been trying to find a listing of her recipes on the internet for days now.

                                                                                                                                                                              Also I LOVE the pasta in jail scene in Goodfellas. Make sure to slice the garlic reaaaaaaal thin...with a razor.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. creativeusername Jun 13, 2007 01:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Anything from "The Waitress." I hate my husband Earl pie, bad baby pie, naughty pumpkin pie, marshmallow mermaid pie, peachy keen tarts...

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                                                                                                                                                                                  cor Jun 13, 2007 01:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Dom Perignon '53 from the old James Bond movies :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                    aurora50 Jun 13, 2007 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    ph, what are you going to do with all these suggestions? Are you going to have some kind of party or something? Just curious --

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Mr. S Jun 13, 2007 11:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Eagle eggs from the Oscar winning film, Nacho Libre.

                                                                                                                                                                                      "Those eggs were a lie, Esqueleto. A LIE! They give me no eagle powers! The give me no nutrients!"

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. hrhboo Jun 13, 2007 09:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Egg sandwich from Spanglish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Faraway11 Jun 21, 2007 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yeah! That sandwich is REALLY good! Nothing like cheese and eggs and bacon all smashed together. Mmm, I might have to make that for dinner tonight!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Boston Foodie Jun 21, 2007 02:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Just in case anyone is interested in the real thing, it was developed based on a chef featured in this month's Food and Wine and the recipe is included in the magazine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              faijay Jul 1, 2007 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Not just any chef--Thomas Keller of The French Laudrey eats it as his favourite.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                southernitalian Sep 18, 2007 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                That's one of the most beautifully shot food scenes I've ever seen. The way the egg brakes? Does anyone know off the top of their head how to do it? i hope it wasn't basil.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  lynnlato Oct 9, 2007 07:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Southernitalian, see my post below w/ the recipe. One of my personal favorite sandwiches. You know, here in Charlotte, they offer them at Global Restaurant behind Earthfare in Ballantyne. Very good! I may need to make one for lunch now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    southernitalian Oct 9, 2007 08:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wonderful Lynn! Thank you so much for th erecipe and the information. I have not been to Global but will make a point of it. Actually, this look pretty easy!

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                                                                                                                                                                                              JayVaBeach Sep 18, 2007 04:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              That was pretty amazing - literally!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                lynnlato Oct 9, 2007 07:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes! I am a huge fan of the Croque Madam (ham & chs w/ fried egg)... Adam Sandler's version was "cooked" up by Thomas Keller. Here is the recipe:

                                                                                                                                                                                                3-4 slices of bacon
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 slices of toasted rustic country loaf (or other GOOD bread)
                                                                                                                                                                                                1 tbsp of mayo
                                                                                                                                                                                                4 tomato slices
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 leaves of butter lettuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                1 teaspoon butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                1 egg

                                                                                                                                                                                                Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels
                                                                                                                                                                                                Place slices of cheese on one side of toasted bread. Place in toaster oven or in oven under broiler to melt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Spread mayo on other slice of bread top with bacon, sliced tomato, and lettuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                On non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Fry egg, turning over briefly (keeping the yolk runny)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Slide finished egg on top of lettuce, top with other slice of bread (recommend cheese-side down)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Place sandwich on plate and slice in half, letting yolk run down sandwich

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                                                                                                                                                                                                weezycom Jun 11, 2007 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Spaghetti & meatballs from Lady & The Tramp

                                                                                                                                                                                                Pizza, of course, from Mystic Pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                Fried chicken and green beans from Driving Miss Daisy

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. cgfan Jun 11, 2007 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Who can ever forget the scene in "Good Fellas" where Paulie (Paul Sorvino) is slicing the garlic meltingly thin with a razor blade in order to assemble the pasta sauce. That alone has inspired me to use a truffle slicer to cut similarly thin slices of garlic, though due to the slicer's unprotected blade its resulted in making the occaisional offering of skin to the food gods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'll also second Marsha's vote for ramen in Tampopo, though it doesn't easily fall into the easy category for the average home cook... (Actually the raw egg scene is pretty memorable, and you don't even need to know how to cook!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Veggo Jun 11, 2007 03:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Like the proverbial butcher who backed into his meat grinder and got a little behind in his work?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      cgfan Jun 11, 2007 03:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Come to think of it Dr. Lechter may not mind such an accidental recipe...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Veggo Jun 11, 2007 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The famous scene with Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris when he....oh, nevermind.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Serve your fava beans with a little margarine instead, along with a nice Chianti.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Boston Foodie Jun 14, 2007 09:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      That was going to be mine liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. From the Silence of the Lambs quote "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        cookiejesus Jun 15, 2007 08:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        That was the first one that popped into my mind too... followed by some of the chocolates in Chocolat

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marsha Jun 11, 2007 03:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ramen - from Tampopo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        ajs228 Jun 15, 2007 09:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh man, no movie has ever made me so hungry as Tampopo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          E Eto Jun 19, 2007 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Actually, what might be the most famous dish from the movie Tampopo might be the omu-raisu (rice omelette) from the scene where the homeless man sneaks into the restaurant and makes a perfect version of it. That dish was specially created at the famous yoshoku restaurant Taimeiken in Tokyo, and it has been featured on their menu since the movie opened (aka tampopo omu-raisu).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marsha Jun 21, 2007 01:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes - thank you. And what a wonderful web site. I justify my sometimes excessive internet time by the fact that it yields just such nuggets of information as you have provided.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          PhoebeB Jun 11, 2007 02:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, the Three Stooges' cream pies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          If TV is OK, one of the Soup Nazi's soups--you can find the ones on his menu at some Seinfeld website. And some of that last loaf of Marble Rye to go with the soup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Veggo Jun 11, 2007 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cook up a bowl of linguini and post a note on it "do not hurl against wall". Remember Felix serving the plate to Oscar in The Odd Couple? ***hurl*** "Now it's garbage!"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              FAL Jun 11, 2007 02:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Timballo . BIG NIGHT with Stanley Tucci

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                PhoebeB Jun 11, 2007 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Also from The Odd Couple, "Green sandwiches..... either very new cheese or very old meat".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aurora50 Jun 11, 2007 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LOL!!! One of my favorite movies EVER!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                mattrapp Jun 11, 2007 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                One of the recipes from "Like Water for Chocolate"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sidwich Jun 11, 2007 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  An old one, but much of the plot in the old Cary Grant movie "The Talk of the Town" hinges on borscht with an egg in it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KaimukiMan Jun 11, 2007 12:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaking of Cary Grant.... Anyone for some Elderberry Wine?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LindaWhit Jun 11, 2007 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh good one! One of my FAVORITE movies! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        chef chicklet Jun 20, 2007 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GREAT movie!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cookiefiend Jun 11, 2007 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How about the Elderberry quote from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of Elderberries"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Firegoat Sep 6, 2009 06:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But then you need the "waaafer thin" mint from meaning of life as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. KaimukiMan Jun 11, 2007 11:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Does Popcorn Count? OK, it was supposed to be rice, but the theatre owners kinda put a stop to that. (Rocky Horror) I'm just not going there with meatloaf......

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Sam Fujisaka Jun 11, 2007 11:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fifty boiled eggs--Cool Hand Luke.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grapefruit half--James Cagney in (I think) Scarface.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glencora Jun 11, 2007 02:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Actually it was in The Public Enemy. Good one, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FoodFuser Jun 11, 2007 03:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Newman also does a single boiled egg on his picnic with Joanne Woodward in "Long Hot Summer"... sort of a warmup for Luke a few years later.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rHairing Jun 11, 2007 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Put out a big bowl of cherries, Witches of Eastwick. Choose a wine from Sideways...just not merlot. Split pea soup...made infamous by The Exorcist, though it wasn't actually used as food. I would mention the food scene from Temple of Doom but I doubt you would want to make chilled monkey brains. Mashed potatoes, Animal House...I'm a zit..get it? I would say do something from When Harry Met Sally but I don't know what she was eating during the "I'll have what she is having" scene. Looked like chicken salad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vicsailgarden Jun 11, 2007 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and then of course there's Soylent Green

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cookiefiend Jun 11, 2007 03:14 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inuksuk Jun 14, 2007 06:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Then you really don't want to watch Eating Raoul. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_R...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cookiefiend Jun 15, 2007 08:32 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at any rate I certainly wouldn't want to eat at the Bland's home!


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Boston Foodie Jun 14, 2007 09:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was breakfast -- wasn't it? Eggs and Toast?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh Robin Jun 14, 2007 12:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Some sort of deli sandwich. I remember because Harry was already eating and she had taken the top slice of bread off and was perhaps "re-arranging" the meat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Veggo Jun 11, 2007 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Another one to skip: The last scene in John Waters' Pink Flamingos

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mattrapp Jun 11, 2007 11:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Something from Delicatessen?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mawrter Jul 23, 2007 09:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'll pass on that. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh Robin Jun 11, 2007 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How about a five dollar shake? Martin & Lewis or Amos & Andy?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    xman887 Jun 14, 2007 06:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUDDY - Hi I'm Buddy, what can I get'cha?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - I'll have the Douglas Sirk steak.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUDDY - How d'ya want it, burnt to a crisp, or bloody as hell?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - Bloody as hell. And to drink, a vanilla coke.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUDDY - How 'bout you, Peggy Sue?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - I'll have the Durwood Kirby burger -- bloody -- and a five-dollar shake.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUDDY - How d'ya want that shake, Martin and Lewis, or Amos and Andy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - Martin and Lewis.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - Did you just order a five-dollar shake?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - Sure did.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - A shake? Milk and ice cream?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - Uh-huh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - It costs five dollars?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUDDY - Yep.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - You don't put bourbon in it or anything?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUDDY - Nope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - Just checking.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Buddy comes back with the drinks. Mia wraps her lips around the straw of her shake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - Yummy!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - Can I have a sip of that? I'd like to know what a five-dollar shake tastes like.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - Be my guest. She slides the shake over to him.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - You can use my straw, I don't have kooties.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vincent smiles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - Yeah, but maybe I do.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - Kooties I can handle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He takes a sip.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - G&^%amn! That's a pretty f*&%in' good milk shake.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIA - Told ya.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VINCENT - I don't know if it's worth five dollars, but it's pretty f*&%in' good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. enbell Jun 11, 2007 10:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Forgive me, but what is actually served for dinner in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also, I cannot get the scene at the Lobster Resaturant in "My Best Friend's Wedding" where everybody Breaks into the bigh song and dance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The elaborate scenes in the Harry Potter movies amaze me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edit to add the Reses Pieces in E.T. (I can't believe I almost forgot!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Veggo Jun 11, 2007 11:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The dinner in '"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"? It's just like the breakfast in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". We never find out. Katharine and Audrey Hepburn never share the secrets of their slender figures!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aurora50 Jun 11, 2007 12:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Actually, Audrey's "breakfast" was simply her eating a piece of pastry out of a bag while she admired Tiffany's window. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Elyssa Jun 13, 2007 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I believe she was eating a croissant out of a bag with a coffee in a paper cup...probably from some NYC breakfast cart.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Adrienne Jun 17, 2007 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was on last night, so I can report that the main course was beef, some kind of steak I think -- Tilly has to order two more steaks when she finds out the Prentices are coming to dinner -- and there are two of her famous pies, and though what's in them isn't mentioned, I could have sworn she was meringuing the tops in one scene, which limits the possibilities. Probably not enough to go on to actually replicate it though :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            foodseek Jul 21, 2007 01:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Although I don't remember what they had for dinner, I often think of the scene with Tracey and Hepburn at the drive-in. The elusive berry ice cream, (boysenberry) I think, he describes so well makes me want to find the same everytime I visit an ice cream parlor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              aurora50 Jul 23, 2007 10:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When he gets mad after the accident in the parking lot, he calls it "Boosenberry" - I always crack up right along with Hepburn!! LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Gio Jun 11, 2007 09:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From the movie 'Dinner Rush':
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fusilli con melanzana with fresh basil and ricotta;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          grilled pears with robiola cheese and speck;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          panelle: wild mushroom and chickpea fritters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Then of course there's everthing from 'Babette's Feast'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            littlegreenpea Jun 13, 2007 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            yeah, I guess turtle soup is out of the question?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            weezycom Jun 11, 2007 09:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cowboy beans from Blazing Saddles

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AreBe Jun 11, 2007 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Candygram for Mongo. Candygram for Mongo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And there's the cake the Townswoman (Mrs. Johnson?) delivers to Sherriff Bart.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. AreBe Jun 11, 2007 09:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              four fried chickens and a coke; some white bread

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                funkymonkey Jun 12, 2007 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i clicked on this thread purely because i wanted to write that. i can't believe you beat me to it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  schoenick Jun 15, 2007 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What movie is that from?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ajs228 Jun 15, 2007 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Blues Brothers - Jake orders the fried chicken and Elwood orders dry white toast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jmckee Aug 6, 2009 07:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "You better think -- think about whatchoo tryin' to do to me."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mojoeater Jun 11, 2007 09:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How about a "Royale with Cheese" from Pulp Fiction?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tastyjon Jun 28, 2007 09:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They talked about a Royale with Cheese, but for actual eating, Jules took a big old bite from a Big Kahuna Burger - the cornerstone of any nutritional breakfast!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ajs228 Jun 29, 2007 09:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That's a Tarantino staple. He and George Clooney eat Big Kahuna in From Dusk Till Dawn too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pgokey Jul 20, 2007 08:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There is a bar here in Minneapolis that serves the Big Kahuna Burger. It's got pineapple on it, and some other Hawaiian type toppings.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cookiecutter Jun 29, 2007 01:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That's hilarious! I thought of Pulp Fiction too, but not for burgers, for blueberry pancakes and a vanilla shake (2 different scenes). After I saw the movie I craved both for weeks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JayVaBeach Oct 6, 2007 01:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pulp Fiction is still one of my favorites - the soundtrack too !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Next time I watch it, I'll be sure to have my Royale ready with my favorite cheese...Tartufello - Tuscan Raw Milk Pecorino with Truffle - it's divine!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Veggo Jun 11, 2007 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maybe a gin and Tonic before dinner, with Gordon's gin? Recall Rosie pouring out Charlie's 2-case stash after a bender while the African Queen navigated to Lake Victoria.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      P.S. steer clear from the foodie items in Papillon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. LindaWhit Jun 11, 2007 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A plain omelette with a side of wheat toast - "Five Easy Pieces"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lamb - "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (Aunt Voula: What do you mean he don't eat no meat? Oh, that's okay. I make lamb.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rHairing Jun 11, 2007 11:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Don't forget the Boondt cake..tee hee....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One more thought.. Turkey Curry and Gherkins from Bridget Jones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. xnyorkr Jun 11, 2007 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There is a scene in the cult movie, The Wanderers, in which Terror Baldie, the humongous leader of the Fordham Baldies gang, stuffs an entire piece of pizza into his mouth in one bit. Wow!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            weezycom Jun 11, 2007 06:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Red Velvet armadillo-shaped cake from Steel Magnolias for dessert?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cuccubear Aug 6, 2009 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Don't forget the grey icing!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Aug 6, 2009 08:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                eeeeuuuuuwwww: http://annieoscustomcreations.com/fil...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cuccubear Aug 6, 2009 09:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That one looks a lot better than the one Ann Wedgeworth made. Still kind of creepy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alkapal Aug 6, 2009 09:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    so realistic. maybe that's why so many are road kill; people actually aim FOR them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <<oooooh, hit the floor, there is incoming fire from the animal lovers ;-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    just kidding. i love the little critters. honest. >>>>

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cuccubear Aug 6, 2009 09:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maybe Armadillo Cakes are doing the animal a disservice because people think they're really running over cakes scattered over the highway and not critters? <wink, wink>

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Gin and It Jun 11, 2007 06:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Clemenza's red sauce recipe, his quick plate of pasta while his victim-to-be waits in the car, and his devotion to his box of cannolis in The Godfather make him a world-class movie chowhound.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Val Jun 12, 2007 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Clemenza says:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Start with a little oil, and fry some garlic. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste, and fry. Be sure it doesn’t stick. When boiling, add the sausages and meatballs. Add some red wine and sugar."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I could swear he ad lib'd a bit and said "ya t'row in your sausages and meatballs." Can anyone find a link to this scene in the movie??? I've checked youtube but could not find that scene from the film.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aurora50 Jun 13, 2007 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Has anyone actually tried this recipe?? Is it any good??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cake Ladies Jul 26, 2007 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    my Italian mother's recipe nearly, minus her addition of oregano and a pinch of sugar only if necessary to cut the tomato's tang. Check imdb for quotes from the movie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My movie dish votes go to Clemenza's sauce, "Big Night's" red, green and white risotto trio, the choco land feast in the original "Willy Wonka" and the blinis Demidof in "Babette's Feast."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      emery_jc Oct 3, 2007 11:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Here's a recipe I found while looking for it a while back:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I've wanted to make Clemenza's sauce for a long time!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Val Sep 6, 2009 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Here's the scene from the movie..."Clemenza cooks"--and now I'm so hungry!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marsha Jun 13, 2007 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Good lord, Gin and It - I just posted a question regarding your name on the Spirits board! Please let me know what the "it" stands for. And I will rent the Godfather again to see that scene. Thanks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mawrter Jul 23, 2007 09:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I always thought the verb "bear" was missing from that user name. Or maybe it's I.T., as in Information Technology, which often could be improved by the addition of gin.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marsha Aug 29, 2007 12:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You've made my day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pettacom Dec 3, 2008 05:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As someone else pointed out, this recipe goes back to the '20s. The "It" was nothing more mysterious than sweet Vermouth, but the title was meant to be lightly naughty. This was the decade of the "It" Girl -- and "It" always meant sexiness. Lots of 20s drinks had slightly naughty names, such as the Angel's Tit, Maiden's Prayer, and Between the Sheets.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ajs228 Jun 18, 2007 12:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just watched this again last night. Never before have I so craved a glass of chianti. Or how about the veal that McCloskey's eating? "It's the best in the city", says Solazzo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          aurora50 Jun 18, 2007 02:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Whenever I'm eating in an Italian restaurant with my brother and sister, we always joke, "Never eat the veal - and don't sit with your back near the window!!" LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jun 11, 2007 06:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fried green tomatoes, of course.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There's great temptation to mention the Timpano from Big Night, but that's special occasion food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          revsharkie Jun 13, 2007 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Well, maybe not the Timpano, but certainly the omelet at the end.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mawrter Jul 23, 2007 09:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really? I always thought that was scrambled eggs. I must need to watch Big Night again! (said eagerly)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've always wanted to make a timpano, too, JK. IIRC there are some timpano recipes in my Bugialli cookbook that are far simpler than the one in the movie. I *think* it's that cookbook - could be wrong. Never made any, but damn, it would be fun!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.amazon.com/Fine-Italian-Co... <-- FYI, looks like there's a new, revised version of this book as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tartinet Jul 25, 2007 04:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My brother and I made timpano once. There was a recipe in the newspaper right after the movie came out--I probably still have it somewhere. We had 20 people over, and only managed to eat half of it (or did we make two... it was a long time ago). But I still remember how much we had left over, and how good it was. It was all we ate for days, of course.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JayVaBeach Sep 18, 2007 12:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "FRIED GREEN TOMATOES"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Biscotti-encrusted fried green tomatoes with a goat cheese mousse, smoky-flavored corn salsa and a blackened poblano pepper and scallion-spiked cream. The tower of Southern/Mediterranean/Mexican ingredients melds into simple lip-smacking deliciousness. <GRIN>

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Oct 3, 2007 05:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              biscotti? what kind?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JayVaBeach Oct 6, 2007 12:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Plain & classic biscotti - sugar, anise & coarsely chopped nuts.

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