5 Food Movies Every Foodie Needs To Watch
This is what an average day for a foodie looks like: wake up, eat, think about food, eat, think about food, eat, sleep. Doesn’t it?
Well, lucky for you and gracious of us, we came up with a suggestion to bump your every day routine by an added task. Ever consider WATCHING food-related stuff as well? And we’re not talking about those quick recipe videos that keeping popping up on your Instagram feed. We’re talking legit feature films. The ones that are carefully crafted with designer food shots to make hungry even after if you’ve just eaten. Yep, those types. This is to fill up those one-and-a-half to two hours you spend thinking about things other than food.
- No Reservations (2007)Picture a quintessential top chef who settles for nothing less than perfection in her kitchen and acts like she’s married to cooking. Now imagine how this chef’s life would turn upside down if she were to care for her young niece after her sister’s untimely death. Top that up with an array of mouth-watering food shots and you’ve got yourself the storyline of Catherine Zeta-Jones’ No Reservations.
- Julie and Julia (2009)Two words: Meryl Streep. Need we say more? Okay, perhaps we should say more. Based on two-real life stories of infamous chef Julia Child and blogger Julie Powell, which unfolded in different time periods, Julie and Julia intertwines their stories to a bittersweet effect. The film follows Child’s journey of bringing French cuisine to the American public during the 1960s and parallels it with Powell’s challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book during the early 2000s. The twist: Powell assigns herself 365 days to cook up 524 recipes from her tiny apartment’s kitchen.
- It’s Complicated (2009)
What happens when two people start spending a little too much time together? Now let’s reword that. What happens when two exes starting spending a little too much time together, especially after they have been divorced for a decade? Oh and get this: one of them is remarried and the other’s judgement is clouded with the remodeling of her house. Throw in a lot of pastry making and you’ve got yourself a visual treat. Also, two words: Meryl Streep.
- Chef (2014)
This is a must-watch for anyone trying to reconnect with someone/something. Watch as the head chef of a restaurant quits his job and trades it for a food truck so he can be true to his creativity again. Also, so he can make amends with his estranged family. Seriously, what’s not to like?
- The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
The Kadam family leaves India for France and opens a restaurant directly across the road from a Michelin-starred eatery. But little do they know that their beloved son, who wants to pursue cooking as a career, would have to abandon his home and walk the hundred steps if he wants to get somewhere in life. This film is a godsend for anyone looking to get a taste of both, Indian and French cuisine.