The Best Movie Food

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

Best Movie Food - AmadeusIn 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

Harry PotterIn 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 

Hedvig PosterIn 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.

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