Movie Menu

popcornFood and films are two of my favorite things. It’s even more fun when you combine them. A movie just isn’t complete without some buttered popcorn to enjoy while glued to the silver screen.

So a normal combination of food and film is snacks during a movie. But what if you got creative and made a meal from food in the movies? I challenged myself to come up with a menu exclusively containing food which appeared in films. It was fun but harder than you might think.

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raw eggs (drunk by Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky”)

real, not instant, grits (key testimony at trial in “My Cousin Vinny”)

Danish and coffee (the choice of Holly Golightly in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”)



Tots (if you can get them away from “Napoleon Dynamite”)

2 slices of pizza (eat them folded over a la Tony Manero in “Saturday Night Fever”)

Vienna sausages (roasted in the woods in “The Blair Witch Project”)

$5 milkshake (investigated by John Travolta and Uma Thurman in “Pulp Fiction”)



Gruel (if you are on a diet, enjoy this “Oliver” fare)

Ratatouille (hopefully not prepared by a rodent as in “Ratatouille”)

Whole potatoes (eaten with ketchup or Vicodin in “The Martian”)

Mashed potatoes (played with by Richard Dreyfuss in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”)

Peas (use a fork and not your hands as “Edward Scissorhands” tried)

Chicken (eaten every night for dinner according to Grandpa in “Little Miss Sunshine”)

Turkey (get it before the Bumpus’ dogs in “A Christmas Story” do)

Spaghetti and meatballs (romantic plate for two shared in “Lady and the Tramp”)



Peach pie (made from scratch in “Labor Day”)

Honey lavender ice cream (made by Meryl Streep and enjoyed by Alec Baldwin in “It’s Complicated”)

Chocolate pie (contained a secret ingredient in “The Help”)

A Box of Chocolates (neither you nor “Forrest Gump” know what you’re going to get)

While it is entertaining to come up with these menu items, I think I would prefer to eat real food instead of reel food.


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