- May 3: “Big Night”
- Aug. 9: “Eat, Drink, Man, Woman”
- Sept. 27: “Babette’s Feast”
- Dec. 6: “Like Water for Chocolate”
Nice Choices. But for those who can’t make it to California, or won’t feel sated after four feature films, I’ve put together a small list of books about movies about food!
Food, Film and Culture: A Genre Study
James R. Keller, 2006
Food in Film: A Culinary Performance of Communication
Jane Ferry, 2003
Food in the Movies
Steve Zimmerman and Ken Weiss, 2005
Reel Food: Essays on Food and Film
Anne Bower, 2004
Reel Meals, Set Meals
Gaye Poole, 1999
I’ve looked at the books by Zimmerman and Bower I don’t really know how the rest are. I just remember browsing the stacks at the Van Pelt library and being amazed that there were multiple books about food movies. I had a vague idea that I might spend a year watching only food movies, but I have not yet made that happen.