Tossin It Out There – What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Moment Involving Food?

Ok, folks. Thanksgiving is right around the corner… and that means a bunch of FOOD. Eatin’s. Mmmmm.

So I thought we’d turn today’s topic to the subject of food. Will it be a tricky one? Maybe… but let’s try to come up with our favorite scenes or moments from movies involving eating, or food.

Plenty of comedies deal in food… obviously, there’s the food fight in Animal House. SpicoliΒ ordering a pizza in class. The lunch scene in the Breakfast Club. But horror goes there too. How about the dinner scene in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or the octopus scene in Old Boy? There’s plenty of dramatic scenes that happen at the dinner table… American Beauty has a family dinner scene from hell, for example. Jack Nicholson tells Helen Hunt “You make me want to be a better man” over dinner.

“Look Mr Frodo. Lembas!”

πŸ˜€ There’s tons of ammunition out there for you today, and I promise the judges will be lenient. So let’s hear it! What areΒ YOUR favorite movie scenes involving food?!


144 thoughts on “Tossin It Out There – What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Moment Involving Food?

  1. Hmm… Maybe Animal House, when Belushi did that zit joke LOL.

    It’s also a great moment when Harold and Kumar finally get that White Castle burger.

    Or when Adam Sandler is speaking incoherent gibberish at the dinner table in Billy Madison.

    Or when John Coffey breaks up his corn bread and he doesn’t give any to Wild Bill.

    Norman Bates asking Marion if she wants sandwiches is pretty great.

    I love whenever Harry Potter and his buddies are dining.

    Okay, okay. You asked for my favourite. I got a little carried away πŸ˜‰

    My favourite: When Hannibal Lecter says, “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” LOL. That’s food, right πŸ˜‰

    • Thats alright, man, this was a good topic, a lot of people came up with a lot of good answers. πŸ˜€

      Even though its not actually present at that exact moment, that fava beans line is definitely a good one. LOL. Even though the meal in question has human liver as the main course! Ew. LOL!

      Some good other ones there too. That Harold and Kumar moment IS pretty funny, too. πŸ˜€

  2. “Show mommy how the piggies eat”, the apple pie scene in American Pie, Fried Green Tomatoes (pretty much the whole movie), and the opening scene from jaws (does that count?)

    • Finally someone mentioned the pie. I was about to reprimand this site for failing to mention the pie. You saved them, deb, you saved them. πŸ˜‰

      I couldn’t myself, you see, because I’ve never actually seen American Pie.

      • Yeah, I know it’s surprising. But you have to realize that I was *in* high school when that movie came out, so I was pretty reluctant and skeptical about seeing it at the time it hit theaters. Teen movies just didn’t sell to me as a teenager because they fell terribly short of the actual experience.

        Maybe it’s just me, though. I’m still not fond of teen movies. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Napoleon Dynamite are the only two I can think of that I like, and those only because I love the Cameron and Napoleon characters so much.

        And yes, on your recommendation, I bought and watched The Breakfast Club. And yes, I returned it for my money back a week later. Not that it was terrible, just not my thing. Only part I really enjoyed was Emilio’s crazed state after getting high. πŸ˜‰

  3. As I was Christmas shopping today, I suddenly recalled a recent movie with Andy Garcia called City Island that I just watched by chance one afternoon because it came on at my parents’ house.

    There’s an entire subplot of the movie involving some fat web-based foodie porn actress who lives across the street from the main family. The teenage son is obsessed with her because he’s a closet foodie himself. While bizarre, it unfolds pleasantly into a cute mentor relationship.

    I mention it for the food, yes, but also because it probably hasn’t been seen by many people, and it was a pretty decent “dysfunctional family” genre film. The characters felt genuine, and it never gets overly cynical about the family as a lot of movies like that seem too. Reminded me a bit of The Sopranos and Death of a Salesman, simultaneously.

  4. Easy– Anton Ego being time-warped after eating a single bite of Remy’s ratatouille in, uh, Ratatouille. I think for me that’s one of the only moments in cinema where the medium manages to accurately and artfully convey the power of food and the meaning we get out of it in addition to simple human sustenance.

  5. I’m having a hard time thinking of a great movie food scene that I love. All that comes to mind is the scene in Day of the Dead where Joe Pilato gets eaten by the zombies and while that’s happening he screams, “CHOKE ON ‘EM!”

    Oh, I thought of a good one! The scene where they’re making the sauce in prison from Goodfellas. That close-up of slicing the garlic with the razor blade always comes to mind when I’m slicing garlic.

    • Therrrrrrre you go. How many onions you using? Not many… Two, T’ree little onions. Three Onions??


      Or the scene where they stop at Tommy’s moms in the middle of the night πŸ˜€ That one’s a winner, too. “One of ’ems going this way, the other one’s goin that way, and this guy’s in the middle goin’ Whaddya want from me?” πŸ˜€

      I paraphrase, of course, but I love that flick!

      Day of the Dead is the forgotten Romeo for me. Not as huge a fan of it as the other two, thus I’ve seen it the least. Good answer, too though

  6. without a doubt, the ‘mmm that is a tasty burger scene’ scene from Pulp Fiction! Samuel L Jackson never better!

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