Sometimes we recall a great movie the way we would a really fine meal—as a rich, flavorful experience. And food captured on-screen can have a particularly seductive appeal. There’s a long history of victuals visualized on film, and we have a particularly delectable selection on the menu here in the collection. Whether prepared at home (take notes on Isabella’s streusel recipe in Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator) or enjoyed at a restaurant (My Dinner with André), whether a gut-busting dinner (The Secret of the Grain) or just a little something (The Bakery Girl of Monceau), here’s food for thought.
For the list of Food on Film movies in the Criterion Collection click here.