16 Favorite Food Movies and Food-Centric Scenes of Valley Chefs

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Aaron Eckburg, Owner, Go Lb. Salt
Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It's an interesting juxtaposition to see the passion and devotion with which Jiro has approached his craft for the last 50-plus years. It's equally sobering to see the sadness in his eyes visiting family graves. It's good to be committed to your craft, but no so good that we lose sight of the rest of the world in pursuit of perfecting it.

Gio Osso, Chef and Owner, Virtu
The scene in The Godfather when Clemenza is showing Michael how to make sauce!

Chef Jimmy Hernandez, Monti's and Tempe's Front Porch
My favorite food scene is in Goodfellas when they're in prison and cooking up a storm in the cell.

Eddie Castillo, Chef and Co-Owner, AZ Food Crafters
There are several, but a few that always crack me up are Tom Hanks in Big when he's nibbling on the baby corn at the buffet and Darryl Hanna chowing down on lobster in Splash. One of my all time faves is Hank Azaria in The Birdcage as the houseboy trying to cook dinner -- "Wait, wait, there's shrimps!"

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Alicia Geier
Alicia Geier

Love Big Night when the finally give in cook the meal for friends w/o Prima, all of Tampopo & Eat Drink Man Woman but CAN NOT believe no mention of the feast in Babettes Feast. Simply marvelous food.


What about you Laura? You're quite the movie connoisseur...what is your favorite.

Rebecca Golden
Rebecca Golden

Seriously I was cracking up, Oh Tommy Boy. Also love the Godfather scene where he's cutting garlic with a razor. Oh the good ole days :) Thanks Laura Hahnefeld for mentioning 32 Shea!

Natalie Morris
Natalie Morris

Yes! Love this. Agree with The Birdcage and Big Night, especially. Those were great movies to study food on film.

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