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, […]
In Tortilla Soup food plays several roles. First, as Robin Balthrope writes in Reel Food, food represents ethnicity and culture. The opening scenes show the father character, Martin, grilling cactus and peppers, creating a colorful feast for his family. The chef in the film is the protector of tradition.
A sequel to the 2009 surprise hit, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, was never a sure thing. The animated film was a hit with both audiences and critics. Not only that, the movie went on to do huge business on home video, hence why we’re seeing Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 next week. The […]
Looks like a new food movie is coming up on the horizon. And luckily it’s not titled Chef. Dreamworks has signed on Swedish director Lasse Hallström(Chocolat, Cider House Rules) to direct The Hundred-Foot Journey, an adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel by the same name. It will be produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. (Oscar bait, perhaps?) The only […]
The Lunchbox movie is about a mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system that connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. The Lunchbox Movie Via sonyclassics.com Director: Ritesh Batra Writers: Ritesh Batra (screenplay), Rutvik Oza Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui