With all this cold weather, there’s nothing more we want to do than curl up by the fire and watch a movie – about food!! We share with you a few of our all-time favorite films about food.
Julie & Julia (2009)
Julie & Julia is a movie whose plate is full of impressive acting performances. It stars arguably the greatest actress of all time, Meryl Streep, and one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood today – as evident by her performance inAmerican Hustle – Amy Adams. Julie and Julia is about the true story of blogger Julie Powell (Adams) as she cooks her way through the classic cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” by culinary icon Julia Child. Meryl Streep gives an incredibly believable performance as Child, and one which earned her a well deserved nomination for Best Actress.
One of Pixar’s absolute best, Ratatouille is a delight from start to finish. Winner of best animated film in 2007, it is about an aspiring chef and the master chef rat that helps him cook all his dishes. Don’t let the animation full you either, this charming film has a great understanding of cooking and the principles of food!
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
For our top spot we are going with a classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Yes, it’s a movie about junk food, but the film itself is anything but junk. There’s just nothing like being led by Mr. Wonka, played by Gene Wilder in an iconic performance, as you tour the fantastical, unpredictable rollercoaster ride that is his Chocolate Factory with our hero Charlie, the winner of Wonka’s mythical Golden Ticket. It features numerous musical numbers, wonky contraptions and best of all, the Oompa Loompas!
What’s your favorite film about food? Let us know in the comments!