Food Movies To Inspire Your Cooking

Everybody's talking about what they're eating and what they're cooking during these coronavirus days, posting all over social media,as we must stay indoors and to stay safe. Most restaurants and bars have closed their doors. To see the ones that are still open for take out in and around Philly click HERE.

But you know, it's never been a better time to experiment with your pantry and home-cooked meals.

If you're feeling stumped in the kitchen, and want to take a break and watch a movie to get some inspiration, here's a list of food movies courtesy of CNN that will inspire your quarantine cooking:

  • “Chef” (2014):This Jon Favreau film follows a chef who opens a food truck “El Jefe” in Miami after his restaurant in Los Angeles fails. With limited space and ingredients, they cook up delicious dishes like berries & cream and mojo pork cubanos.
  • “Babette’s Feast” (1987):The whole movie is a build up to a French refugee’s “sinfully decadent” feast as a cook for a religious Danish family.
  • “Like Water for Chocolate” (1992): In this romantic and mouth-watering film, a forbidden love affair in Mexico inspires a woman to channel her passion for cooking.
  • “Soul Food” (1997): Viveca A Fox and Vannessa L Williams star in this family drama about a tight family that loves each other as much as they love cooking on Sunday.
  • “Burnt” (2015): Philly's own Bradley Cooper stars as a troubled chef seeking redemption at a fine-dining restaurant.
  • “Big Night” (1996): Marc Anthony, Tony Shalhoub and Minnie Driver star in this carb-loaded film about a failing Italian restaurant that turns their luck around in a single night.
  • “Ratatouille” (2007):Disney-Pixar’s hit animated film follows a rat who can cook helping a young chef out undercover at a fancy French restaurant.
  • “Julie & Julia” (2009): Amy Adams plays a blogger who tries to replicate the recipes of Meryl Streep's Julia Child.
  • “The Ramen Girl” (2009):The late Brittany murphy plays an American girl who ships off to Japan to learn how to cook noodles.

Good luck cooking and creating, and stay healthy, as we stay in and stay safe. If this isn't enough inspiration, Click HERE for more food movies from CNN.

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