What better way to enjoy Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel than to make the Courtesan Au Chocolat!
Some artists are drawn to beginnings, to the spirited waters of hope, apprehension and expectation. Other artists are drawn to endings, to where the stream peters out, a hollow foggy with nostalgia, wistfulness and what the Japanese call mono-no-aware. Filmmaker Wes Anderson is an end-watcher. His new film, and one of his best, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a […]
Greenpoint has undergone massive changes, like so much of Brooklyn has, changing from quiet Polish enclave to the Vogue-endorsed Girls setting it is today. And while that’s meant a lot of displacement and gentrification, Peter Pan Bakery has been a constant in the neighborhood for 50 years. The donut shop/breakfast spot is a star attraction in Greenpoint, and its […]
Here is a teaser trailer for the upcoming movie Tammy, a road trip comedy which stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon. In the video below, McCarthy uses a paper takeout bag as a mask and attempts to rob a fast food restaurant. After clumsily making her way across the counter, McCarthy demands cash and “the good pies.” Click here to […]
We have been making our food show, Munchies, for four years now. As much as we love it, it only gives us a few hours with chefs that we find extremely intriguing. We thought, fuck it? Why don’t we make a full on documentary? That leads us to our first feature, Farang, with none other than chef Andy […]
The representation of food and drink in film has a storied history. From the hard-boiled egg extravaganza in Cool Hand Luke to the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp, food is often used to convey information about a moment in time, a place, or a subtle aspect of a character we’re trying to understand. This year’s field of contenders […]
Forget about setting the salt shaker on your TV tray. The big fat tears rolling down your cheeks will scratch out any need for table salt. I’ve been feeling like Tita in “Como agua para chocolate,” seasoning my food with my sorrows, ever since I first heard the news that legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is retiring from movie-making.
Here are new photos straight from actor/writer/director Jon Favreau’supcoming film Chef. Chef tells the story of chef Carl Casper (Favreau), who quits his fine dining job and launches a food truck called El Jefe Cubanos with his family. (Favreau got some real life food trucking mentorship from LA food truck king Roy Choi during filming.) Casper takes El Jefe Cubanos on the road; filming locations […]
Our annual Oscar movie menus are the ultimate intersection of food and film, and feature recipes and drinks inspired by each of the nine Best Picture nominees. This year, we’re cooking up spicy clams and “piccata of the gods” for American Hustle, outer space–themed dishes for Gravity, fruitcake and tea for Philomena, and an over-the-top menu that includes sushi, steak, lobster, […]