Five Foods From Movies and TV Shows We MUST Try Five Foods From Movies and TV Shows We MUST Try

05 Aug , 2019

I love the role that food and cooking can play in movies. Sometimes food can look delicious and other times it can make your skin crawl (looking at you, Hannibal). Either way, there’s a cosmic injustice about eating popcorn in the theater while the characters on screen chow down on something gourmet. In fact, after I watched Chef for the first time, I just HAD to go find a Cubano. 

In light of tasty eats, here’s a list of the top 5 foods that I’ve seen in movies and TV shows that I really want to try. Sorry in advance if you’re snacking on something healthy right now. 

Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction

Everyone knows that the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast is a hamburger. Wash it down with a Sprite, and you’re good to go. Seriously though, that must be one tasty burger. There are certain foods that always look better on the big screen than they do in real life. Burgers are one of those foods (pizza, too, actually). The only unsettling thing that I noticed about this burger is that there appears to be a big glob of ketchup on there... Ketchup is too sweet, it overpowers the taste of the burger! Would you put ketchup on steak? Save your ketchup for the fries, that’s all I’m saying. 

The MoistMaker from Friends

This choice makes me curious because Ross specifies that this super-duper special sandwich is made super-duper special by the gravy-soaked piece of bread in the middle. I don’t know about you, but I personally think soggy bread is probably better said than done. But there are probably monsters out there who think that’s a great idea. My brother used to dunk his PB&Js in milk.

Either way, I’ve never EVER made a sandwich from my thanksgiving leftovers, and soggy bread or no soggy bread, I can’t imagine a world where a sandwich composed of thanksgiving ingredients doesn’t taste good.

Kronk's Spinach Puffs from The Emperor's New Groove

Oh, Kronk. He’s so kind, you just know those spinach puffs are made with love. He cared way more about those puffs than he did murdering the emperor. I’m imagining that these little balls of love basically taste like some sort of spinach cheese concoction wrapped up in fluffy puff pastry. I really can’t ask for more than that. 

They probably wouldn’t be hard to cook at home, but would I be able to add as much love as Kronk did? Probably not.

Rum French Toast from Mad Men

This is the only non-movie food on this list, but Mad Men episodes really feel like mini-movies, so I’m not sorry. 

What’s there to say here? I like rum and I like french toast. For those who haven't seen it, what happens here is Don’s daughter makes the two of them french toast for breakfast, but she mistakes the bottle of rum for maple syrup. Don takes a bite, recognizes her mistake, but concedes that “it’s not that bad”. 

Would I really pour straight up rum on to my perfectly good french toast? Probably not, but I’ll think about it...until I finally do it.

Pasta Aglio E Olio from Chef

 

If this pasta was good enough for Scarlet Johanssen, it’s good enough for me. This scene from Chef is easily one of the most seductive food scenes I’ve ever seen. Jon Favreau earned it, too, Fun fact: He spent over two months learning to cook from Roy Choi, the guy who started the food truck Kogi, which spearheaded the food truck craze. 

In any case, this pasta is packed with so much garlic that you won’t have any vampire problems for a month... get it? I like garlic, I like Jon Favreau, and I want to eat this pasta.

Which one of these foods would YOU like to try? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments! 

I love the role that food and cooking can play in movies. Sometimes food can look delicious and other times it can make your skin crawl (looking at you, Hannibal). Either way, there’s a cosmic injustice about eating popcorn in the theater while the characters on screen chow down on something gourmet. In fact, after I watched Chef for the first time, I just HAD to go find a Cubano. 

In light of tasty eats, here’s a list of the top 5 foods that I’ve seen in movies and TV shows that I really want to try. Sorry in advance if you’re snacking on something healthy right now. 

Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction

Everyone knows that the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast is a hamburger. Wash it down with a Sprite, and you’re good to go. Seriously though, that must be one tasty burger. There are certain foods that always look better on the big screen than they do in real life. Burgers are one of those foods (pizza, too, actually). The only unsettling thing that I noticed about this burger is that there appears to be a big glob of ketchup on there... Ketchup is too sweet, it overpowers the taste of the burger! Would you put ketchup on steak? Save your ketchup for the fries, that’s all I’m saying. 

The MoistMaker from Friends

This choice makes me curious because Ross specifies that this super-duper special sandwich is made super-duper special by the gravy-soaked piece of bread in the middle. I don’t know about you, but I personally think soggy bread is probably better said than done. But there are probably monsters out there who think that’s a great idea. My brother used to dunk his PB&Js in milk.

Either way, I’ve never EVER made a sandwich from my thanksgiving leftovers, and soggy bread or no soggy bread, I can’t imagine a world where a sandwich composed of thanksgiving ingredients doesn’t taste good.

Kronk's Spinach Puffs from The Emperor's New Groove

Oh, Kronk. He’s so kind, you just know those spinach puffs are made with love. He cared way more about those puffs than he did murdering the emperor. I’m imagining that these little balls of love basically taste like some sort of spinach cheese concoction wrapped up in fluffy puff pastry. I really can’t ask for more than that. 

They probably wouldn’t be hard to cook at home, but would I be able to add as much love as Kronk did? Probably not.

Rum French Toast from Mad Men

This is the only non-movie food on this list, but Mad Men episodes really feel like mini-movies, so I’m not sorry. 

What’s there to say here? I like rum and I like french toast. For those who haven't seen it, what happens here is Don’s daughter makes the two of them french toast for breakfast, but she mistakes the bottle of rum for maple syrup. Don takes a bite, recognizes her mistake, but concedes that “it’s not that bad”. 

Would I really pour straight up rum on to my perfectly good french toast? Probably not, but I’ll think about it...until I finally do it.

Pasta Aglio E Olio from Chef

 

If this pasta was good enough for Scarlet Johanssen, it’s good enough for me. This scene from Chef is easily one of the most seductive food scenes I’ve ever seen. Jon Favreau earned it, too, Fun fact: He spent over two months learning to cook from Roy Choi, the guy who started the food truck Kogi, which spearheaded the food truck craze. 

In any case, this pasta is packed with so much garlic that you won’t have any vampire problems for a month... get it? I like garlic, I like Jon Favreau, and I want to eat this pasta.

Which one of these foods would YOU like to try? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments! 

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