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
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