Friday, June 21, 2013

Food in Movies

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about food in movies. It seems like every movie has food involved at some point. What are your faves? Here are few memorable food scenes that come to mind:

YEAST (Baby Mama)
Kate and Rob eat yeast on their first date. "All right, here's your blue-green algae and a yeast bowl for the table."

TATER TOTS (Kate & Leopold)
Kate serves tater tots to Leopold. "I'm ready for the next course."

Norman serves Marion a sandwich. "You eat like a bird."

HAMBURGER (Pulp Fiction)
Jules eats a Big Kahuna Burger just before he blows Brett away. "Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast."

LINGUINE (The Odd Couple)
Oscar smashes a plate of linguine against the wall. "I'm not cleaning that up!"

Paulie tosses the Thanksgiving turkey out the door. "You want the bird? Go in the alley and eat the bird!"

APPLE PIE ALA MODE (When Harry Met Sally)
Sally orders apple pie. "But I'd like the pie heated, and I don't want the ice cream on top. I want it on the side, and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it's real. If it's out of the can, then nothing."


  1. Well you have to love the feasts at Hogwarts. I liked the breakfast scene on the first day of school in TKAM when Scout is embarrassed about wearing a dress and picking at her eggs, and then the lunch scene that same day when Walter Cunningham dines with the Finches and Atticus explains why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

  2. So much food in so many movies - I'll pick just one - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) - Elvira goes to make a love potion stew to get the hunky guy in town to fall for her - but she substitutes some ingredients from her aunt's spell book, and the resulting concoction conjures up a monster in the pot - once it goes down the garbage disposal, the stew in the pot actually serves as an aphrodisiac - which beomes a real issue when the stew is served at the town picnic!