You can't say that The Perfect Pantry doesn't try to keep you entertained! There are so many great movies where food plays a part that we had to split the list in two. Get ready to start searching; most are available on Netflix or Amazon Prime, but for some of the older films, you'll have to hit the library. Today, food-related flicks up to the year 2000. (See our list of films since the year 2000 here.)
How many have you seen? Which ones are new to you? Did we forget any?
Like Water for Chocolate
Le Grande Bouffe
Eat Drink Man Woman
My Dinner with Andre
Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original, with Gene Wilder)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Woman on Top
The Wedding Banquet
Bread and Chocolate
The Scent of Green Papaya
Eat a Bowl of Tea
The Baker's Wife
The Van (The 1996 film with Colm Meany)
Next week: films made since 2000. Stay tuned, and get your pen and paper ready to make another list of food flicks to watch.
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