I hate to cook. I love the idea of cooking, but I confess, my oven is used for storage and I'd be lost without a microwave.
|Brooks cooks: Do you honestly |
think Louise knew her way around the kitchen?
But since I love to eat, I really do appreciate the skill and creativity that tales place in the kitchen. And since my Mom's best dish was Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (my Mom was many wonderful things, but she passed the I-can't-cook gene to me), I am always fascinated by the culinary artistry displayed by those who are blessed with the talent. Just like Mickey Mantle was at home on the ball field and Secretariat was in his element in the home stretch, there are those whose true medium is food. Since I didn't get to see this close up and personal at home (see the macaroni & cheese comment above), I always get a kick out of a good cooking scene in the movies. Here are a few of my favorites.
Christmas in Connecticut
Barbara Stanwyck finds her inner domestic goddess and flips those flapjacks!
The Gold Rush
Charlie Chaplin makes do with the ingredients at hand and proves that it is all in the presentation.
A repressed woman whose life has known little pleasure wins a prize and spends it all on a luscious, sensuous banquet that is a celebration of food.
Food as delicious and delightful or immoral and sinful? I vote for yummy!
Julie and Julia
2 women find their creative voice in the kitchen and make us laugh and drool along the way.
A rat with the soul of James Beard.
This is my favorite "foodie" movie. I love the relationship between Primo & Segundo, the fact that the great Louis Prima was the cause for such excitement and I will never, ever order the risotto with pasta! A loving testament to food, love and family.
Did I miss any of your favorite foodie film moments?
p.s. My Mom did teach me that everything I need to know can be found at the movies♥