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Most Mouth Watering Scenes in Film

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  1. not really "film" and they never really ate, but I've always liked the m*a*s*h* episode about ordering takeout from adam's ribs in chicago. If you don't get a hankering for ribs after watching that, your Joie de vivre needs a major kick in the ass

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      1. re: BiscuitBoy

        That was mouth-watering for sure...but as soon as I read it; the Spam Lamb popped in my head. Umm...not so mouth-watering!

      2. Watching Sean Connery eat in The Hunt For Red October. Makes me want to go buy a steak and a bottle of wine every time.

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        1. re: Bunson

          you mean the scene in the wardroom? Ramius is chowing on something, but it sure aint steak

          1. re: BiscuitBoy

            Yeah I forget what exactly it was but he was eating but it was in the sub...just something about the way he chewed his food.

        2. I always thought the big thick bloody chunks of meat being cut in Bram Stroker's Dracula.

          1. harold and kumar tearing into the big pile of sliders at the end of the first H&K movie..

            makes me wish there was a white castle near my house for fresh ones...

            frozen will only do once in a while...

            1. I can't believe I actually remembered this... Been a long time, but there's this dinner scene in the movie adaptation of, "Hello, Dolly!" and the spread was just unbelievable. That the only part of the movie that I remember. Not sure if it'd have the same impact now, but as a kid, I was awestruck.

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                1. re: eade

                  Yah ! Am surprised it has not been named.

                  1. re: Parigi

                    There's a video in the OP...

              1. The wonderful Italian spreads shown in nearly every Mafia movie (& "The Sopranos" tv series, of course ;) ) & the famous prelude-to-sex dining sequence in "Tom Jones".

                1. Gio'
                  9 & (1/2) Weeks refrigerator scene...oh my!?!

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                  1. Fake orgasm scene with Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. Technically, I believe she was eating something at the time - I just can't remember what it was.

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                    1. re: bobbert

                      It was at Katz's. Pastrami, I think.

                    2. The gazpacho making scene in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

                      1. The final meal in Babette's Feast.

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                        1. re: Leper

                          Oh, my, yes! And the way they built up to that scene, showing the preparations, just made you want to jump thru the screen and join them.

                        2. When Owen Wilson is having that scrumptious breakfast at the secretary's big house in the wedding crasher. The room and the scenery behind him was truly amazing. The muffins and scones...orange juice..fruits...on a nice table..perfect in every sense.
                          Also in the movie Amadeus, Salieri offers Constanze some kind of italian dessert..which were so pretty on a silver tray...i loved the way she ate them...and made me want to try those desserts.

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                          1. re: Monica

                            "Salieri offers Constanze some kind of italian dessert"

                            Nipples of Venus

                            1. re: DougRisk

                              where can i get these nipples?? they looked delicious.

                              1. re: DougRisk

                                I just watched that the other night! I was wondering if anyone was going to say that!

                            2. Johnny Depp eating chocolate in "Chocolat".

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                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                That was one of my favourites...

                                and the dinner in Age of Innocence

                              2. I never saw the whole movie, but I remember a scene from "Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?" where Jacqueline Bisset is constructing this ENORMOUS chocolate-raspberry bombe and using her hands to sculpt most of it.

                                I haven't seen that clip in years, but I was starting to consider cooking school about that time, and that scene in particular caught my attention (and I can still remember it vividly)

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                                1. re: sunshine842

                                  One of my all-time favorites, including all the lines written specifically for Robert Morley. But I think my favorite scene - and pretty damned appetizing for some of us - was Phillipe Noiret's rear end, as he wore nothing but an apron, late at night in the kitchen.

                                  1. re: lemons

                                    I have to find that one and watch it again.

                                2. The oyster eating scence in Tom Jones. Lusty by any definition.

                                  1. How come nobody's mentioned Paul Newman scarfing down fifty eggs in Cool Hand Luke?

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                                    1. re: Bunson

                                      Agreed. One of the best (most gross) food scenes of all time but mouth watering?

                                    2. The serving of a bourride in the Mediterranean seaside town of Sète, in "César et Rosalie".
                                      All the cooking scenes in "Eat Drink Man Woman".
                                      All the cooking scenes in "L'odeur de la papaye verte". In fact I don't remember the plot, but the cooking scenes are tattooed in my memory.

                                      1. Julie's husband gobbling up the bruschetta in Julie and Julia! I can't tell you how much I was drooling over that scene!

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                                        1. re: yummfood

                                          Hahaha! His eating in that movie disgusts me. The food looks good, until he talks while chewing it.

                                          1. re: amandaqtpie

                                            Me too. Smacking never appetizing to me.

                                            1. re: Woodfireguy

                                              The most unappetizing thing about that movie was that whiny Julie character! i wish they'd have just made a Julia Child biopic. It's like it's two separate movies grafted together: one of them is fabulous and the other drives me cursing from the room.

                                              1. re: dingey

                                                Don't read the book under any circumstances then, the portrayal in the movie was sweetened up a lot.

                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                  I enjoyed the movie, so looked up the blog -- made it through about 6 weeks before I erased it from my bookmarks.

                                          2. re: yummfood

                                            OH YEAH! from that point on, i've only made bruschetta by sauteing the bread first - it's SOOOO good that way. gets really crispy and absorbs the juices from the tomatoes without getting soggy right away. where o where are summer tomatoes?? (she wails from cold and drizzly san francisco....)

                                            oops, this was supposed to be in response to yummfood's Julie & Julia post.

                                          3. The scene in "I Am Love" where Tilda Swinton's character eats the succulent prawns that the young chef has prepared specially for her.

                                            1. I actually love the end of Big Night when they make the scrambled eggs. There's nothing like perfect, fluffy scrambled eggs with good italian bread.

                                              Big Kahuna burger scene from Pulp Fiction. My friends and I in college once had to stop the movie to go get burgers and shakes.

                                              The food prep in Soul Food

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                                              1. re: lawgirl3278

                                                <"I actually love the end of Big Night when they make the scrambled eggs. There's nothing like perfect, fluffy scrambled eggs with good italian bread.">

                                                I love that scene too. Here it is:

                                                1. re: Gio

                                                  yum me too. saw that movie with my mom & dad in the theater, and my dad said at the end, what was so big about that, just plain eggs with bread? but my mother and i were swooning. it's no wonder he's so difficult to cook for.

                                                2. re: lawgirl3278

                                                  LOVE LOVE LOVE the movie Soul Food. I'd love to have been in Big Mama's house on Sundays. :-)

                                                  1. re: lawgirl3278

                                                    YES...good call. I remember thinking to myself, Stanley Tucci really knows how to cook by the way he broke the eggs. How about, Tony Shalhoup’s passion.

                                                    “now that’s a tasty burger”

                                                  2. The perfect sandwich in Spanglish.

                                                    1. Some great scenes in Last Holiday with Queen Latifah and Gerard Depardieu, who know the secret to life = butter.

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                                                      1. re: momjamin

                                                        <"...who know the secret to life = butter.">

                                                        Marlon Brando.

                                                        1. re: Gio

                                                          and sadly the woman from that film just passed away recently....

                                                      2. I like the backyard bbq scene in Goodfella's with all the sausage on the grill. And for some reason whenever I watch The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance I get hungry for steak, potato and cowboy beans served on a big ironstone platter.

                                                        1. Peter Greenaway's "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover" has some strange dishes.

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                                                          1. re: Kagemusha

                                                            But mouth-watering? I had the opposite reaction...
                                                            Would actually recommend the movie to all dieters.

                                                            1. re: Parigi

                                                              Probably should have appended some sort of advisory but much of it is set in a bizarre resto.

                                                            2. re: Kagemusha

                                                              is that the one where a naked woman lying on the dining table is decorated as in prepped for dining; i.e. parsley, lemon,etc,?

                                                              1. re: betsydiver

                                                                Naked man, i believe. she forces her husband to eat some of her dead lover's cooked body. then she shoots her horrible husband. love that movie, need to watch it again.

                                                            3. Ocean's 11 when Rusty (Brad Pitt) stands in the Bellagio "casing the joint" and he's eating jumbo shrimp cocktail. Man, do I want shrimp when watching that!
                                                              It's also a hysterical, beyond obvious goof when cutting back and forth in the scene, the shrimp goes from being served in a glass, to on a plate, then back to the glass. Hello editing!

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                                                              1. re: monavano

                                                                Have you ever noticed that Brad Pitt eats almost throughout the entire movie?

                                                                1. re: lawgirl3278

                                                                  It's kind of the running joke in those films!

                                                              2. Many scenes in "Tortilla Soup", not just the soup itself.

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                                                                1. re: DonShirer

                                                                  I Love Tortilla Soup the movie...!
                                                                  "I love toppings."

                                                                2. Those were all good, maybe not mouthwatering but memorable ...I also liked the shrimp cocktail & heiniken john travolta scarfed down from room service in perfect (jamie lee curtis?)

                                                                  1. I adore the role of food in "The Four Seasons" (Alan Alda, Carol Burnett et al.) The "Spring" segment of the movie, where the men cook the Chinese dinner, and the discussion that follows the next day in the rowboat ("a warm antipasti over a bed of Florentine spinach"), the giant bowl of baked beans, the clams casino, the hot fudge sundaes, the big, crusty loaf of French bread...I'm probably alone in this, but it always gave me such a warm feeling about food.

                                                                    1. A while back my husband was watching a Seinfeld rerun where the bald guy grabs an eclair out of the trash. A couple days later DH asks why I never make eclairs anymore.

                                                                      I still do not know what makes men tick.

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                                                                      1. re: Sal Vanilla

                                                                        The mentioning of eclairs brought back a memory of Silver Spoons when Ricky buys an entire box of eclairs for a girl he liked, then crushes the entire box with his bare hands. I was in grade school and didn't know what an eclair was, but it looked pretty gross!

                                                                      2. Again perhaps not so mouth-watering, but I love the recurring thing in the Blues Brothers where Elwood lives on bread and water (and maybe a little shrimp cocktail). In the diner when Jake orders four whole fried chickens and Elwood orders dry white toast ... in his flophouse, when he makes toast on a hotplate ... and later in the fancy restaurant when Elwood's pocketing extra rolls, and when he holds out his glass for wine the waiter says "Wrong glass, sir," and he just makes the "come on, fill it up, buster" gesture with his mouth full.

                                                                        that whole restaurant scene is priceless.

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                                                                        1. re: occula

                                                                          I showed that to my classes when I was teaching English in high school in France (it's rated G in France; different standards, folks)...they were *fascinated* by the food, and were completely dumbstruck by the flophouse scene. Whatever brilliant soul did the subtitles translated "Cheese Whiz" as whipped cream...the students couldn't believe that cheese actually comes in an aerosol can, and were somewhere between fascinated and horrified.

                                                                        2. Raise you hand if you want to sit at the family table on Blue Bloods! A running theme of the show is the family Sunday dinner, and the food is so abundant and really looks delicious. They food producers really do a great job of making their table look incredibly inviting.

                                                                          1. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)--Food writer Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) meets up with her boss and boyfriend at the Hungarian restaurant owned by her friend Felix (S.Z. Sakall). It looks like such a nice restaurant. Felix is entertaining the customers with tableside food preparation and then there is the buffet.

                                                                            Houseboat (1958)--Cinzia (Sophia Loren) shows Robert (Charles Herbert) the correct way to fold and eat a slice of pizza.

                                                                            Pollyanna (1960)--Pollyanna (Haley Mills) samples many of the foods at the evening bazaar. The best being the massive slice of layer cake.

                                                                            Michael (1996)--Michael (John Travolta) and his traveling companions stop at a restaurant with an extensive pie menu recited by their waitress. The table orders one of each kind.

                                                                            1. This may gross out some folks but in the movie "Seven" with Brad Pitt, the murderer killing the gluttonous guy by force-feeding him plate after plate of spaghetti and meatballs. I'll spare the rest of the gory details, but I had to make spaghetti and meatballs that night after I saw it. They just looked so delicious! Kind of twisted, I know!

                                                                              1. Have you guys noticed how few movies actually show people eating? There'll be two people sitting at a table, and they spend so much time yakking at each other that they eat at most one or two bites before the scene changes. Whenever I see a scene like that I'm like, "Pan the camera down buddy. Let's see what's on their plates".

                                                                                “Goodfellas”, the scene where the wiseguys are cooking dinner in their prison cell makes me want to make a red sauce with lots of onions, and garlic sliced with a razor blade.

                                                                                "The Road", when a refugee father and son are saved from starvation by finding a fully-stocked bomb shelter in the middle of a wasteland. They eat a meal of canned ham and powdered coffee by gaslight, and it looks like the best thing anyone ever ate.

                                                                                Any movie where people are sitting around a campfire cooking some hardy trail rations, that always makes me crave whatever they’re eating. See "Fellowship of the Ring" and "Rob Roy".

                                                                                This is not exactly mouth-watering, but very evocative: in “Pan’s Labyrinth”, the hideous banquet in the hall of the Pale Man. The effects artists did a great job of coloring ordinary food to make it look sinister and foreboding.

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                                                                                1. re: RealMenJulienne

                                                                                  OK, that is SO bizarre. That's two references to "Pan's Labyrinth" posted within 2 hours of each other on two entirely different message boards that I've just read within the last 5 minutes.

                                                                                  Spooky...as is that movie. :-)

                                                                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                    What was the other reference? It's one of my favorites, and one of the saddest movies I've seen.

                                                                                    1. re: RealMenJulienne

                                                                                      It wasn't here - it was on another blog I read where people comment on what the blogger is answering. It was just *so* odd to read something about "Pan's Labyrinth" on two totally different sites within such a close time period.

                                                                                2. I don't know that it's the most mouthwatering scene for me, but when Adam Sandler cut through that sandwich in Splanglish and the egg yolk ran out, I wanted to taste it REALLY BAD. Upon further research, Thomas Keller was brought in to train Sandler how to cook, and that sandwich recipe was his, the link below covers this topic.


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                                                                                  1. re: picklelicious

                                                                                    Yes, and the link in the OP has the Youtube video of Keller actually teaching Sandler how to make the sandwich while Sandler looks on...

                                                                                  2. The famous "fig scene" in Women in Love - about a minute-and-a-half into this video:

                                                                                    1. There's an eating scene in "Black Swan" that is memorable.