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Cooking with the movies; meals on reels.

9780313350306

Cooking with the movies; meals on reels.

Chiffolo, Anthony F. and Rayner W. Hesse.

Greenwood Press

2010

277 pages

$55.00

Hardcover

PN1995

Film and food aficionados Chiffolo, an author and editor of books on food and religion, and Hesse, an Episcopal priest who co-wrote a book on biblical meals with Chiffolo, recreate meals from 14 films--Babette's Feast, Big Night, Chocolat, Goodfellas, Tampopo, Titanic, Tortilla Soup, Like Water for Chocolate, Dinner Rush, What's Cooking, Gosford Park, Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored, Mostly Martha, and Waitress. Organized by film release date, each chapter includes an introduction to the film and its culinary highlights, a synopsis (including spoiler alerts), brief notes about the film's cast and awards, menus, recipes, and a b&w photo of each dish. The authors developed the majority of the 200+ recipes from scratch by watching the movies repeatedly and based on their cooking expertise. If a recipe is not original and their own work, it is so noted.

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