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Lately I have been tracking how food is used in the movies and television shows that I watch.
Love & Olive Oil is one of my favorite blogs, I’m way to lazy to use the recipes but the photographs are my eye candy. The Splendid Table is one of my favorite podcasts. In a recent repeat broadcast there was an interview with Darra Goldstein about her her dissertation, entitled Crime and Nourishmentwhich focused on the food and foodways of Hollywood gangster films – you can find more here in Gastronomica. I ran across this growing list in Quora: What are the best food-related movies?
However, my curiosity is more about the food used in all story telling. From the Ginger Bread Man and the Cookie Monster to Fried Green Tomatoes and Clyde calling Bonnie Peaches.
Take notice along with me the way food is used to both tell a story and invoke a character’s development.
Consider this quote from Antonin Careme 1784-183: “The arts are five in number: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, architecture –whose main branch is confectionery.”