Films and food: 12 recipes to match movies

Films and food: 12 recipes to match movies

By Izzy Brimeau

It’s always the food scenes in films that I remember the most – from that grilled cheese sandwich in Chef to the giant chocolate cake in Matilda. Forget popcorn, I’m all about eating something more substantial when I watch a movie.

I’ve selected 12 of my favourite films with recipes to match the food scenes so, for the next time you want to Netflix and chomp, you can taste the action as if you were in the film yourself.

Ready? Bites, camera, action…

1. Eat Pray Love (2010)

“I’m in love. I’m having a relationship with my pizza.” – Liz Gilbert

Eat it: Calabrese pizza

2. Pulp Fiction (1994)

“They call it ‘royale with cheese'” – Jules

Eat it: The ultimate BBQ burger

3. Chef (2014)

Carl makes a grilled cheese sandwich for him and his son.

Eat it: Grilled cheese sandwich

4. Julie and Julia (2009)

“I have to murder and dismember a crustacean” – Julie Powell

Eat it: Connecticut hot lobster rolls

5. Shrek (2001)

“Ogres are like onions.”  – Shrek

Eat it: Caramelised onion tarte tatin

6. Forrest Gump (1994)

“My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.'” – Forrest Gump

Eat it: Chocolate truffles

7. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

“Now, here you are-a, the best-a spaghetti in-a town.” – Tony

Eat it: Spaghetti and meatballs

8. Matilda (1996)

“You wanted cake, you got cake! Now EAT IT!” – Agatha Trunchbull

Eat it: Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake

9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Holly Golightly eats a croissant while peering through Tiffany’s shop window.

Eat it: Quick almond croissants

10. Inglorious Basterds (2004)

“Wait for the crème” – Col. Hans Landa (while eating apple strudel)

Eat it: Apple strudel

11. Ratatouille (2007)

Anton Ego is pleasantly surprised by the simple dish, made with fresh vegetables, which brings back childhood memories.

Eat it: Ratatouille with fennel

12. Goldfinger (1964)

“A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” – James Bond

Drink it: Vesper martini

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