FRIED CHICKEN FANTASIA: THE HELP / PANN’S

The Help Poster

In The Help, Tate Taylor’s heartfelt adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel, Minny Jackson, the outspoken maid played by Octavia Spencer, the role for which she won an Academy Award, claims that “frying chicken just tends to make you feel better about life,” and we agree with one caveat: eating fried chicken makes us feel even better.

How to Make the Prison Feast from Goodfellas via Shortlist

Goodfellas Prison Feast

While the chance of us actually being in a movie is diminishing by the day, it’s not going to stop us from trying to blur the line between us and them as much as Hollywood possible. Which is why we’re starting a new feature whereby we get an expert chef to recreate iconic movie meals and then tell you exactly how to do them at home.

Culinary Cinema: Food Movies at the 64th Berlinale

Food Movies Berlinale

“We like it hot… but don’t let it burn” is the motto of the Culinary Cinema of the 64th Berlinale, which will be held from February 9 to 14, 2014. “The use of fire and our ability to cook distinguishes us from all other living beings. Yet fire also poses a threat to future generations, for global warming […]

PASSIONATE SOLE: JULIE & JULIA / SOUTH BEVERLY GRILL

Julie and Julia Sole

Despite some terrific French restaurants in the Los Angeles area (the superb and trés cher Melisse on Wilshire comes to mind, as does the wonderful upscale bistro, Marché Moderne in Costa Mesa) finding a classic preparation of sole meunière (with actual Dover sole) is no easy feat.