Which fictional chefs (TV and movies) am I missing?
- HungryHanh Nov 12, 2008 07:00 AM
So in honor of the premiere of "Top Chef: New York" today, I had made this photo gallery of my favorite Top Chefs from the world of TV and movies. I stuck with strictly fictional once since the real world of the celebrity chef/cook was just too unwieldy for me!
And then my friend pointed out I had missed the titular chef from "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"! Argh! I remember being so traumatized from that film that perhaps I blanked it out.
The remainder of my list seems okay though. I tried to stick with those whose main function or job in the story/entertainment.
Am I missing any other obvious ones?
You may want to check a few other threads that were related to movies & food:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/302328 -- Favorite Movies About Food?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/367292 -- MOVIES w/ food themes
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/410154 -- Famous dishes from famous movies!
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/409794 -- Best cooking/food themed movies?
And there's a dozen more if you do a search.
EDIT: Robert Irvine, formerly of Dinner Impossible, might be considered a fictional chef....
EDIT 2: Gerard Depardieu as Chef Didier in Last Holiday; Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina in Sabrina.
Hop Sing was the cook on Bonanza and Private Igor was the poor cook on M*A*S*H. :-)
And even better - there's a cookbook with Private Igor's recipes - including cocktails - a must in any M*A*S*H cookbook!
Some sample recipe names:
* Hawkeye and Trapper's Swamp Spaghetti
* Winchester's Upper Crusted Chicken
* Hot Lips Tri-Tips
* Pork Choppers with Barbeque Sauce
* Stuffed Seoul
* Radar's Teddy Bear Turkey Loaf
* The Colonel's Kernel Stew
* Toasted Tank Tuna
* Hunnicut's Homesick Cookies
* Intravenous Drip Dip