Here you’ll find an ever-growing list of cinematic culinary treats available to purchase, or to make from one of our featured cookbooks, and the clips in which they appear:
AMADEUS: CAPEZZOLI DI VENERE
In Milos Foreman’s stellar Amadeus (1984), jealous court composer Antonio Salieri, played by the superb F. Murray Abraham, attempts to charm Mozart’s wife, Constanze (Elizabeth Berridge), into leaving with him a folio of Mozart’s original compositions by plying her with Capezzoli di Venere (Nipples of Venus), a decadent truffle of chocolate-covered chestnuts in brandy. These hard to find treats can be purchased from the fine British chocolatier Rococo here, or you can make them yourself from My French Kitchen: A Book of 120 Treasured Recipes, Joanne Harris’s marvelous collection of Gallic classics.
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE: BERTIE BOTT’S EVERY FLAVOUR BEANS
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), the first, and arguably most light-hearted movie in the Harry Potter Franchise, Dumbledore (played by the late, great Richard Harris) has the misfortune of sampling an ear-wax flavored Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Bean. Now, we can’t guarantee that you won’t suffer a similar fate, but that’s actually a perverse part of the fun when sampling the myriad types of jelly beans (many of them quite tasty) found here in the actual, real-life Harry Potter Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans ~ 6 Pack. For flavor reference, we also find the charmingly illustrated list on the bottom of this page handy. Good luck!
HEDVIG AND THE ANGRY INCH: HARIBO GUMMI GOLD-BEARS
In Hedvig and the Angry Inch (2001), John Cameron Mitchell’s and Stephen Trask’s tragicomic musical odyssey about a transexual punk rocker’s heart-breaking journey from East Berlin to America, the titular character (while still a boy known as Hansel) meets a sugar-daddy, Sergeant Luther Robinson, who plies him with Gummi Bears. We maintain that the pure, sweet, fruity flavors of the original German Haribo Gummi Candy Gold-Bears, 5-Pound Bag are the best.