Hope Breakfast Movie Challenge: The Foodie Edition – Hope 103.2

Hope Breakfast Movie Challenge: The Foodie Edition

Films that will inspire your cooking or at least make you hungry – here's a list for all ages to enjoy solo or together as a family.

Listen: Ally Barnes chats with Russ Matthews about films that will whet your appetite and inspire your cooking

By Ally BarnesFriday 22 Oct 2021Hope BreakfastMoviesReading Time: 2 minutes

Why is it that whenever we visit family, we all end up in the kitchen?

It could be the warmth of the oven or this is where the best conversations happen. Or perhaps if we stand in the kitchen, we’ll get a nibble of dinner or dessert.

October 20 was International Chefs Day so, this week, Reel Dialogue’s Russ Matthews created a list of films for everyone who loves being in the kitchen to cook or eat!

Food films for the whole family

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Princess and the Frog

Reel Dialogue pick: Ratatouille  (Disney+)

Synopsis: A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.


Films about dessert

  • Chocolat
  • Waitress
  • No Reservations (based on the wonderful French film Mostly Martha)

Reel Dialogue pick: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Amazon Prime)

Synopsis: ​​A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker. A new version is coming out soon… Wonka.

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Culture clash in the kitchen

  • The 100 Foot Journey
  • Julie & Julia
  • Chef
  • Burnt

Reel Dialogue pick: Big Night (Amazon Prime, Apple)

Synopsis: ​​New Jersey, 1950s. Two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan to put on an evening of incredible food. Tony Shaloub and Stanley Tucci. A hidden delicacy worth discovering. Bon Appétit at the Movies!


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Listen to the full review chat on Hope Breakfast in the player above.