Now that you’ve stocked up on water, soup, and booze, we suggest you make like the New York Stock Exchange and take the rest of the day off. To help combat fears of Armageddon, curl up on the couch and spend a few hours with one of our five favorite food movies. Did your favorite film make the list?
Big Night (1996): Turns out Stanley Tucci is seriously into cooking. Surprising fact, he also has a writing credit on the film.
Julie and Julia (2009): Combining two of the world’s greatest ingredients: Meryl Streep and butter.
American Pie(1999): Sure, there’s only one food scene in this movie. But it’s memorable enough that it deserves some recognition in the culinary world.
Tortilla Soup (2001): Adapted from another food movie favorite,Eat Drink Man Woman, a Mexican-American dad cooks for his charmingly quirky daughters.
Tampopo (1985): Watch with ramen.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 29, 2012