Sunday, February 21, 2010

Foodie Moovies and Books

Hello fellow foodies!

I was very inspired yesterday after a culinary tour of Boulder by Culinary Connectors (Thanks Diane for the invite!!). We went to Bacaro, The Kitchen and Salt and got a behind-the-scenes tour as well as chef's choice menu of food and wine to sample. It was wonderful!

One great tidbit was finding out that the chef, Fabio at Bacaro was the inpiration for the Primo character in the amazing movie "Big Night." Finding this out made me a bit star-struck...but he was very gracious and warm to all of us food addicts.

So, after a great conversation with my friend Diane about food related media - I started mentally compiling a list of my "must see foodie tv" and "must read foodie books". So - here is what I think and I would LOVE if y'all would add to my humble list! (Please note - this is for fun - so enjoy!)

Food Books I've curled up with:

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Omnivore's Delimna by Michael Pollan
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Liquid Jade by Beatrice Hohenegger
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermiester
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America by Michael Ruhlman
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Eat, Pray, Love (only the Eat part qualifies...) by Elisabeth Gilbert

Movies that made me salivate:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Mostly Martha
Big Night
Chocolat Like Water for Chocolate
Food, Inc
The Botany of Desire
American Psycho (he talks about food a lot)
The Freshman
Goodfellas (the garlic slicing scene)
MoonstruckSideways ( has good wine)
Soylent Green (Ha...ha...)
SuperSize Me
Julie & Julia (I still need to see this...)

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