The Gourmand and the Reel

Hello movie buffs!

We thought we’d dedicate a post just to celebrate how much fun and effort food really is.

No Reservations-

Kate, a renowned and busy chef (Catherine Zeta Jones) has to parent her niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin) when her mother (Kate’s sister) dies in a car crash. As Kate struggles to strike a balance between parenting and work, she tries her restaurant’s perfect recipes at home, not realizing that Zoe doesn’t want perfect.

Julie & Julia

Julia, (Amy Adams)a bored newly married aims at perfecting Julia child’s 500+ recipes in a year. She writes down her experiences in a blog which soon becomes one the most read blogs in America. The film describes both their lives, running parallel to each other.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-

Who doesn’t love this classic? Those small Oompa Loompas just HAVE to steal your heart. And the Chocolate river!

Charlie, a poor school boy who lives with all 4 of his grandparents and his mother wins a ticket to visit Willy Wonka, the country’s most famous chocolatier’s factory. Little does he know what is in store for him at the end of the visit. Till then, his experiences in the factory shall never fail entertain us.

PS- Do not confuse this with the newer version called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The old one trumps, by far.


Who’d think a rat would want to be a chef? Remy the rat comes to the rescue of an amatuer chef and helps him with his daily jobs in the kitchen. All is well, till the rat community get wind of this, and come charging at him.


A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community


Not many may have heard of this, but this is quite a film. Jenna (Keri Rusell) is pregnant waitress and ends up in a relationship with her gynaecologist. Inspite of a number of events that follow, she religiously makes pies everyday. A pie for every occassion.

Do tell us which film you liked best!

-Avanti Adivarekar

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