If you think that the only way to enjoy food is to eat it, think again! While nothing matches the glorious sensations of actually smelling, tasting, and savoring delicious food, watching TV shows and movies about it is not such a bad deal either. If you love food and movie nights, here are some of the best films for the foodie in you.
Babette’s Feast (1987)
This film is about a Parisian refugee named Babette Hersant who found refuge in a coastal town in Denmark. It follows her story as a servant to two rigidly austere siblings. For many years, her duties included cooking simple and bland meals that suit the taste of the two sisters. It was only after she won the lottery that she unleashed her true talents and potentials by cooking delicious meals.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
This movie provides a compelling glimpse into family traditions. It depicts a father with traditional views and his three daughters who share regular Sunday meals together. This film touches on different ways people express affections that may not be usually revealed or spoken out. Here, it is through food that the father expresses his true self and devotion to family and food.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary about the life and path to mastery of world-famous sushi chef Jiro Ono. It shows the challenges, commitment, and devotion to one’s craft.
This animated film is a beautiful tale about a rat named Remy who is passionate about cooking. It is a fun, inspiring, and heartwarming story about the love for food and pursuing a dream.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Two words – chocolate factory. A visit to chocolate overflowing with everything chocolate is the stuff many childhood (and adult!) dreams are made of. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a classic film for many chocolate lovers out there. The chocolate room is one of the things you cannot unsee.