30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18 – My 5 Favourite Foodie Movies

Hello lovely people!

It is the Bellyfull Bajan here with day 18 of my 30 day blog challenge. Today it is all about the foodie movies!

I love movies! Always have and always will. When I find a movie I really like I can watch it over and over again and never get sick of it (to my boyfriend’s utter horror). I want to share with you my 5 favourite foodie movies that I have watched a countless  number of times and still enjoy.

  • Tortilla Soup (2001) is a story about a Mexican American family whose lives are centered around food and family meals. It is a comedy, but has some of the most alluring food preparation scenes ever! This movie awoke my passion for experimentation and the beauty in preparation. I was quite young when it came out but it still has the same jaw dropping affect on me today.
  • The recent street food sensation Chef  (2014) has become a massive favourite of mine. I do think it is a little bit of a romantic idea, and does not entirely portray the honest reality of the street food scene, BUT it is an amazing movie. I have Chef to thank for really bringing my love for food back which had died away a bit while working in the kitchen, ironically.
  • The best comedy about working in a restaurant goes to *drum roll* Waiting (2005). If you have not seen this movie, stop what you are doing now and watch this movie! It is very rude and crude and will make you cringe, but it will also make you laugh so hard you might pee yourself a little.
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009) was the last place I expected to feel inspired by food, but it happened! It has an amazing quote, which is said by Tiana’s father: “you know the thing about good food? It brings folks together from all walks of life. It warms them right up and it puts little smiles on their faces.” The truth in that statement is universal! This movie tugged on my heart strings from the get go and will for a long time.
  • And finally, Ratatouille (2007), the story of the little chef on all fours! This movie is adorable, really amusing and has a great little lesson to it. I do believe anyone can cook once you approach the kitchen with confidence, the desire to experiment and the desire to learn. Of course excellent sense of smell would always be a plus but unfortunately I don’t think that we could ever be as good as rat.

And there we have them – my favourite foodie movies!

Pick one to watch on the couch this evening. I guarantee they will put you in a good mood and bring out the passionate foodie in everyone!

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2 thoughts on “30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18 – My 5 Favourite Foodie Movies

  1. Truly Cozy says:

    I loved Chef! You’re right about it being a bit of a romanticized version of the food truck industry, but the music, locations and food, of course, were so fun and lively. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

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