Comfort Food

April 17, 2020

Food is the ultimate and most fundamental of social activities which is why during this time of social distancing, people are turning to food, especially baking, to find some of that missing comfort. So while you wait for that bread to rise, the sauce to simmer or the instapot to do its magic, why not do the next best thing to cooking – feast your eyes on a good food movie.

These three food movies revolve around the business of food and the struggle between business and the art of food.  Share your Culinary Art creations on facebook or instagram with our #StayStrongMakeArt

Big Night

This 1996 film staring Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub and Marc Anthony takes us to 1950s New Jersey, with two Italian brothers struggling to keep their restaurant open while their neighbor’s restaurant thrives. It highlights the struggle between artistry and “the customer is always right”, which they aren’t.  Try Timpano, the signature dish from the film yourself.

Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, Tubi and Vudu.


This 1985 comedy is a brilliant Japanese film about a woman learning to make great ramen. We meet a wonderful and quirky cast of characters, all who have a great love for food in their own way. Try making Tampop Raman yourself.

Available on Youtube, Itunes, Vudu and Google Play.


Jon Favreau writes, directs and stars in this entertaining comedy about a chef starting from scratch with a food truck.  Try the Pasta Aglio e Olio for a quick flirty dish from the film or some pastry goodness with Cafe DuMonde Beignets.

Available on Youtube, Itunes, Amazon, Vudu and Google Play

– Ellyane Hutchinson