This Month's Well-Stocked Celluloid Kitchen

8.8.2014

By R. Kurt Osenlund

Whether you’re craving sensible, refined fare or an artery-clogging Graceland favorite, August’s food-porn film slate will keep you full. We weigh in.

The Trip to Italy
The Plot In this sequel to The Trip, biting Brits Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return as their celebrity-impersonating selves, hitting up primo Italian eateries like Rome’s Ristorante Oliver Glowig.
The Dish Tartare of red tuna with smoked milk on lettuce cream.
Would We Eat It? Why not? Sounds iffy, but looks delish!

The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Plot Helen Mirren is France’s steeliest iron chef; fresh meat Manish Dayal is the Mumbai-born prodigy who cracks her hard exterior.
The Dish Beef bourguignon à la Hassan
Would We Eat It? We’d eat dog food if Dayal put it in front of us.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Plot They’re back at it in this inevitable 3-D update, alongside producer Michael Bay’s go-to side order, Megan Fox.
The Dish Pizza (duh)
Would We Eat It? As long as we didn’t have to leave the couch.

What If
The Plot Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) engage in quaint foreplay in a Gen Y riff on When Harry Met Sally.
The Dish Elvis’s famous Fool’s Gold Sandwich: one loaf of Italian bread, one jar of peanut butter, one jar of jam, one pound of bacon, one stick of butter
Would We Eat It? Not without an emergency contact.
 

 

Photo credits: François Duhamel (The Hundred-Foot Journey). Oliver Glowig (Tartare Of Red Tuna). Shutterstock (Pizza). Courtesy Of CBS Films (Fool’s Gold Sandwich)

 

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