People’s passion for good food is often equally rivaled by their passion for watching good movies. What happens when you combine the two? You get a treat that is just as soul-satisfying as it is mouth-watering.Though there is a lack of movies about cooking in Bollywood, there are various movies about food. Let’s treat ourselves to some good movies about cooking, chefs, and everything in between.
1. Julie & Julia (2009)
A story about a blogger, Julia, who’s trying to emulate the recipes of the famous cook Julie Child while documenting her successes and failures in doing so online. The film is an ode to the famous American cook of the 20th century.
2. Ratatouille (2007)
One of the most beautifully crafted animated films of all time, Ratatouille tells the story of the Remy, a rat who dreams of becoming a renowned chef in France. Though fate has a few ups and downs in store for him, he does somehow end up cooking just like he always wanted to. But he’s forgetting one thing - humans and rodents don’t get along.
3. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)
Flint Lockwood, a nerd, always keeps coming up with weird experiments that are supposed to make life easy for everyone but fails in doing so. One day he comes up with a machine that can create food with the water vapour present in the clouds. Has he finally created something successful or is it just another nightmare prepared in salad dressing?
4. Chef (2014)
Chef Carl Casper, after losing his job at a prominent restaurant, takes a trip across America with his son while he tries to set up a food truck. In doing so, he rediscovers what it’s like to cook for himself and gets closer to his son.
5. The Lunchbox (2013)
The Lunchbox is the kind of a story that happens by chance. Saajan, receives a tiffin meant for Ila’s husband due to a twist of fate. This leads to an unlikely friendship between Saajan and Ila and they both become each others’ beacon of hope while they try to survive the daily grind.
6. Burnt (2015)
This is the story of a chef who fell from grace due to his arrogant nature and is now trying to resurrect his career and regain his lost fame and the prestigious michelin star.
7. Ramji Londonwaley (2005)
Ramji, an aspiring cook from a small town of India arrives in London with hopes of making a living only to find his employer dead. What ensues is a trial of his luck and how he survives the various obstacles in his ways.
8. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)
Omi flees from a gangster in London and comes back to his hometown. Upon arriving he discovers his old family restaurant is in a state of crisis. Now, he must rediscover his family’s old chicken recipe in order to revive the restaurant but just when it seemed like he had a grip on things, the gangster from London shows up.
9. Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Stanley, a schoolboy doesn’t carry his tiffin box everyday. This is noticed by one of his teachers and forces Stanley to carry his tiffin box if he wants to keep attending classes. This movie is an interesting take on the age-old problem of underage children who are forced to earn when they should be playing with toys.
10. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
When an Indian family moves to France and opens their restaurant opposite a well established eatery, an intense rivalry breaks out between the two. However, things turn sweet when the owners of the two restaurants start falling for each other.