Food and Film

What are some of the best films that center around food? Ratatouille, Julie and Julia, Chocolat, and Fried Green Tomatoes to name a few. How does the cooking/food influence the themes of the film and the actions of the characters?

  • This is an interesting topic. Maybe think about the symbolism of food and its different appreciation throughout the films and in different countries. What is the significance of food? Does it relate or generate any socio-cultural debates? Gender issues? This would make the article richer instead of treating food just as a theme or in relation to characters. – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 7 years ago
  • A wonderful film involving food is Babette's Feast. It is Swedish, I believe, in subtitles, but it addresses the issues of food as being the basis of human bonding, the correlation of food and spiritual nurturing, community building, food as transcendence. – RJWolfe 7 years ago

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