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Our Top 10 Foodie Films

With the big movie award show this weekend, we thought it would be fun to share with you our Top 10 Foodie Films!  Have you ever watched a movie and felt inspired to re-create the food prepared in the movie?  Or just get hungry afterwards?  These movies, in no particular order; do just that for us...inspire!  Whether to desire to cook your way through Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," or fell in love with Remy and his longing to become a great chef, we think you will find inspiration in each of these films to take your cooking to a whole new level.  Most films are available for streaming or rental on Netflix, Amazon or iTunes.

  • Bottle Shock (2008) - tells the story of the early days of California wine making and the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1978 that has come to be known as "Judgement of Paris".  Starring: Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman and others. (PG-13 rated)
  • The Trip (2010) - Steve Coogan is asked to tour the some of the finest restaurants in Northern England.  When his girlfriend backs out, he asks his best friend to join him.  Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Paul Popplewell (Not rated)
  • Chef (2014) - a head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to get back his creativity all while trying to mend his relationship with his family.  Starring: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson (R rated)
  • Julie & Julia (2009) - a young woman in a disheartening job decides to cook her way through Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".  It also shares the story of Julia Child's start in the cooking profession. Starring: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci (PG-13 rated)
  • Ratatouille (2007) - an animated film where a cute country rat comes to Paris to become a French chef.  He directs a young man named Linguini to cook his superb creations.  Make Rustic Ratatouille for your movie night! Starring: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo (G rated)
  • Chocolat (2000) - a woman opens a chocolate shop in a small French village and disturbs the morality of the community.  We dare you not to eat a piece of chocolate during or after watching this one - or at least make some chocolate brownies! Starring: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp (PG-13 rated)
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) a documentary about an 85 year old sushi master chef who runs a 10-seat, sushi-only Michelin-starred restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station. Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono (PG rated)
  • Babette's Feast (1987) a Paris chef, now French refugee, Babette, is taken in by two spinster sisters who host an extravagant feast for their village.  Starring: Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel (G rated)
  • Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) this Oscar-nominated foreign film is about a Chinese father and master chef who cooks dinner for his three unmarried daughters every Sunday.  The stability of these Sunday meals gives the girls strength as they deal with their own lives.  Starring: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu (Not rated)
  • Big Night (1996) -  two Italian brothers put everything on one special night to save their failing restaurant.  The featured dish in this movie is Timpano - an Italian pasta dish made famous in this movie.  Have you ever heard of this massive pasta dome? 

We hope you enjoyed this list.  If you don't see your favorite foodie film listed, share with us your favorite!  Have you seen any or all of these?  Which is your favorite?  Happy Oscar-watching!

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