COOKING UP A STORM

By Christopher Zoukis

Some friends of mine were playing ‘Name That Movie,’ which is where one person quotes a line from a movie and the others guess the movie.  It’s a fun game to play, but not nearly as fun as going to a movie, hoping it might have one of those memorable scenes that you’ll never forget. 

For some unexplainable reason, cooking movies have always mesmerized me.  Probably because food, especially sharing food with others – in a restaurant for example – carries so much meaning.  To me, eating dinner at a restaurant with friends or family is almost a religious experience, because of the sacramental elements.  But now I’m getting maudlin.  And the point of this article is to enumerate my favorite cooking movies, which all had great kitchens with just the right equipment that gave them just the right look and just the right feel.  That’s why they’re so memorable.

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