|Pistachio and Rosewater Ice Cream|
When I looked at the title, I wrote movies but I THOUGHT "other blogs." I've been blogging for a while, so this one, Julie/Julia was the blog first, the movie second. I was a big fan of the blog and it was Julie's blog that finally had me in the store asking for Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1. (I don't know if you can even find the original blog, but the book is pretty much the blog.) I loved the blog, the book and the movie.
There aren't many others that inspired my blogging. There are plenty that inspire my writing in general, though.
So here are four other food-related movies that have inspired me to love what I write about food even more:
Big Night. This is one of my all time favorite movies. A huge spread is planned by a pair of brothers who own a struggling-but-fabulous restaurant. Louis Prima is to be the guest of honor. This movie is all about food and love. The final scene? Still gives me chills as I write these words, it is that loving and lovely and perfect.
Chocolat. Ah. The magic of food and the wonders it can work.
Tampopo. In search of the perfect noodle. Perfect for me because it is about food and, more precisely, PASTA.
It's Complicated. Not about food at all, but the garden in this movie? To die for (I am convinced each fruit/vegie/whatever was probably wired onto the plants for the shots, it is that perfect. Still, a girl can dream.).
And now, not a movie, but a book that inspired me to cook: Language of Baklava by Diane Abu Jaber. In fact, it inspired cooking and blogging about cooking here (rosewater and pistachio ice cream) and here (falafel) and about the book itself, here.