Cooking with the Movies enables readers to recreate the fabulous meals depicted in
14 all-time favorite "food" films.
|Watch the authors prepare and serve the fantastic meal from "Babette's Feast."
"Interview with the Authors": click here to view video.
What were Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet really eating in Titanic? Where can one find recipes for the life-changing
delicacies featured in Chocolat or Like Water for Chocolat? Even if you weren’t on the set with Kate
or Leo or Johnny, you can enjoy some of the same sumptuous feasts and intriguing cuisines as your favorite movie
has always been a key ingredient on the big screen, yet no book has ever been devoted to recreating the meals served in famous
films. Now, for film buffs—and anyone else whose mouth has watered over on-screen culinary delights—there is the
delicious Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels.
Cooking with the Movies recreates featured
meals from 14 noted feature films—including Babette's Feast, Big Night, Chocolat, Goodfellas,
Tampopo, Titanic, and Tortilla Soup—that span a wide range of cuisines and cultures, from
French to Mexican to Japanese. Each chapter provides the menu and full recipes for preparing and cooking the dishes depicted
on screen, with photos of how each can be served. Along with precise directions, the authors analyze the importance of the
foods served and the context of the meals in the storyline of the film. Illuminated with plot summaries, dialogue from the
movies, and interviews with actors, Cooking with the Movies provides fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for "foodies"
and film buffs alike.
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From The Midwest Book
The collaborative work
of film buffs and culinary enthusiasts Anthony F. Chiffolo and Rayner W. Hesse, Jr., "Cooking with the Movies: Meals
on Reels" is a 227-page compendium showcasing recipes associated with on-screen dishes featured in fourteen Hollywood
movies. The genres of these films ranges from Mafia gangster epics to romantic comedies to doomed ships at sea. Enhanced throughout
with black and white illustrations, each selected work of cinematic art is provided with a succinctly descriptive introduction
and synopsis, with occasional 'spoiler alerts' and 'fun facts', as well as an 'In Brief' summary including release dates,
director, writer, and cast citations, as well as awards won. The recipes themselves (again, each one being taken directly
from meals served as part of the featured film) span an impressive culinary spectrum ranging from Pan-seared Rare Steak (Goodfellas);
Salmon with Mousseline Sauce and Cucumber (Titanic); and Barbequed Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Walnuts (What's Cooking?); to
Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Guacamole (Tortilla Soup); Florentines with Whipped Cream and Fruit (Mostly Martha); and Lemon
Poppy Seed Cake (Gosford Park). Supplemented with an informed and informative introduction, a list of abbreviations, a substantial
bibliography, and a comprehensive index, a film enthusiast's delight and thoroughly kitchen cook friendly, "Cooking with
the Movies: Meals on Reels" is especially recommended for film buff culinary shelves and community library cookbook collections.