Best Cooking Movie?
Here's an odd query...
I find this time of year that I turn more attention to both good cooking and quality movies. Does anyone have a film they treasure that has to do with cooking and food and the conviviality they bring? I'm not especially asking about films that instruct, but rather those that somehow convey the joy and importance of good food.
An example of what I'm looking for is "Babbette's Feast".
Thanks and Happy Holidays.
Chocolat, Soul Food, Eat Drink Man Woman; let me get back to ya on this 'cause I'll surely think of a few more.
"Here's an odd query..."
not exactly ;)
Why, thanks. I'll remember your kind-hearted help.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/409794 -- 2007
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/302328 -- 2005
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/675300 -- 2009
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/329236 -- 2006
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/613469 -- 2009
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/416718 -- 2007
A few movies made since then. Have some choices of your own?
man i just re-watched dinner rush the other day. it always seriously skeeved me out-- the stereotypical nyc-italian kitchen where nobody ever washes their hands, no matter what. . . activities they are up to :)
but it has some beautiful, real line cooking sequences and a lot of foh/boh & funny behind the scenes action. i've always loved the scene where the specials of the day are being dictated & practiced by the waitstaff, written on the chalkboard, and then shouted to the line cooks as they are working. during the dinner service, the restaurant has some "customers from hell" including the guy who keeps touching the female servers, the food critic, and the guy who sneeringly responds "my name is ___, and i'll be your customer. . . don't you just hate it when they tell you their names?" when the server introduces herself, which i find humorous.
to the op-- dinner rush is not so much a "feel good" movie like babette's feast, it's about gangsters & greed, but family too, in its own way. it's a little bit of a gritty movie with some fun to it, which takes place almost entirely inside a restaurant, with everyone's issues coming out on the table, as it were-- but the food is always happening. not sure it's what you're looking for exactly, but then again it could be a fun watch for you.
LMAO! yeah it's one of those movies where you may just wind up hating most of the personalities portrayed, and the human race, a little bit more than when you began the film-- definitely written by a bitter & poor, writer/artist working part time as a server, i'll wager!
to the op, & on a lighter note: how about kamome shokudo?