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Quiz about The Right Ingredients   Films for Foodies

The Right Ingredients - Films for Foodies Quiz


For all you foodie fans, here is a curated list of films in which food takes center stage.

A multiple-choice quiz by Whitney37. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Whitney37
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
369,453
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. This classic 1987 foodie film revolves around two spinster sisters living in a remote Danish village who take in a young French refugee fleeing the Paris Commune. After 14 years working as an unpaid cook/housekeeper, the young woman comes into a large sum of money which she uses to prepare a lavish feast for the sisters and villagers who sheltered her. What is the name of the film? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Volatile chef de cuisine Carl Casper (Jon Favereau) plans to serve an influential Los Angeles food critic his new tasting menu. The innovations get a thumbs down from restaurant owner Riva (Dustin Hoffman) who wants to stick with the classics. After a scathing review by the critic, who pans the dishes as "completely and utterly passé", Chef Carl attacks him on Twitter, has a tirade in the restaurant dining room, and quits his job. What is his next move? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. When the Kadam family is burned out of their Mumbai restaurant because of political unrest, patriarch Papa Kadam (Om Puri) emigrates to Europe with his five children to start over. Their van breaks down in a picturesque village in the south of France, and when an empty restaurant there is for sale, Papa feels karma has spoken. The fun and feuding begin when the haughty and joyless Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), who owns a one star Michelin restaurant across the street, objects to her new neighbors. What is the name of this film? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. When an unabashedly unwed mother, Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a tranquil village in France with her daughter Anouk in the '60s to open a chocolate shop, the local scold and mayor, the Comte de Renaud (Alfred Molina), enlists the parish priest and villagers in his plan to drive her out of business and out of town. Name the film. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In this charming fable, set in Mexico in the early '20s, star-crossed lovers Tita and Pedro cannot marry because as the youngest daughter, Tita must remain unwed to care for her mother. Despite losing Pedro to her sister, Tita sublimates her passion into culinary magic thus ensuring that Pedro remains devoted to her. What is the title of this classic 1992 foodie film? Hint: Mexicans use water rather than milk to make hot chocolate and the temperature of the water is a euphemism for sensual arousal.) Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. It's the 1950s at the Jersey shore and immigrant brothers, Primo (Tony Shaloub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci), are struggling to keep their restaurant open in the face of competitors who serve Americanized Italian food rather than authentic Italian dishes. Primo's delicate risottos are unparalleled but unappreciated. Traditional fare is no match for the heaping bowls of spaghetti and meatballs churned out by Italian-American restaurants. The film recounts the brothers' last, and ultimately unsuccessful, roll of the dice to keep the wolf from the door. What is the name of this touching masterpiece? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The antithesis of dorm room packaged ramen, this film relates the dream of a widowed Japanese mother, who owns a run-down roadside noodle shop, to create what amounts to the Holy Grail of ramen, perfect noodles in a pitch-perfect broth, and the motley crew of friends who assist in her quest. Which film is this? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Playing fictional versions of themselves, British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a foodie road trip. Portraying a journalist tasked by "The Observer" newspaper to review the latest gourmet restaurants in northern England, Coogan had initially planned the trip as a romantic getaway. However when his (fictional) girlfriend begs off he recruits "frenemy" Brydon to accompany him. As the road trip unfolds, we are treated to their musings on life, love, sex, competition, fame and food as well as subtle parodies of the precious presentations and verbal descriptions of trendy British cuisine. Name this film derived from a television series. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. It's high summer in Vietnam, and to mark the one year anniversary of their mother's death three sisters gather to prepare a memorial feast for family and friends. Two of the sisters are presented as happily married while the youngest sister shares an apartment with their brother. The story unfolds as post dinner reminiscing gives way to the unraveling of willful ignorance surrounding family secrets that threaten their solidarity. Which movie is this? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This film, written and directed by the late Nora Ephron, intertwines the lives of two women separated by time and space, but each striving to create wonderful food. What film was Ephron's last hurrah? Hint



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1. This classic 1987 foodie film revolves around two spinster sisters living in a remote Danish village who take in a young French refugee fleeing the Paris Commune. After 14 years working as an unpaid cook/housekeeper, the young woman comes into a large sum of money which she uses to prepare a lavish feast for the sisters and villagers who sheltered her. What is the name of the film?

Answer: Babette's Feast

Over the years Babette had remained in contact with one Parisian friend who continued to purchase an annual lottery ticket for her. When she wins 10,000 francs, Babette uses it all to prepare a lavish French banquet. The film makes the point that a gifted cook is a true artist, and indeed, when the sisters bemoan the fact that Babette has used all her winnings and is now poor again, she replies, "An artist is never poor!" The film won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
2. Volatile chef de cuisine Carl Casper (Jon Favereau) plans to serve an influential Los Angeles food critic his new tasting menu. The innovations get a thumbs down from restaurant owner Riva (Dustin Hoffman) who wants to stick with the classics. After a scathing review by the critic, who pans the dishes as "completely and utterly passé", Chef Carl attacks him on Twitter, has a tirade in the restaurant dining room, and quits his job. What is his next move?

Answer: Goes on the road with a food truck

This delightful comedy combines the best of three genres... the buddy film, the road trip and the foodie film. Traveling cross-country from Miami to LA, Chef Carl reconnects with his ex-wife and son, aided by his sous chef who has quit Riva's restaurant in solidarity. During the trip Carl reawakens his desire to "honor the food" with his creativity and passion for cooking. You will leave the theater with a smile on your face, a lightness in your step, and a hankering for a perfect Cubano sandwich. Chef was awarded Best Picture at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
3. When the Kadam family is burned out of their Mumbai restaurant because of political unrest, patriarch Papa Kadam (Om Puri) emigrates to Europe with his five children to start over. Their van breaks down in a picturesque village in the south of France, and when an empty restaurant there is for sale, Papa feels karma has spoken. The fun and feuding begin when the haughty and joyless Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), who owns a one star Michelin restaurant across the street, objects to her new neighbors. What is the name of this film?

Answer: The Hundred-Foot Journey

In this charming "Hollywood meets Bollywood" story, the feuding between the families is not exactly Shakespearian in the Montague/Capulet mode, but there is a touch of that in the romance that develops between the Maison Munbai chef Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) and the lovely sous chef of Le Saule Pleurer, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon).

The difference is that in "The Hundred-Foot Journey" we are treated to a happy ending as the two disparate cultures, cuisines, and characters find a path to harmony and even love.

When "La Vie en Rose" starts playing toward the end, even the most jaded filmgoer will reach for a tissue.
4. When an unabashedly unwed mother, Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a tranquil village in France with her daughter Anouk in the '60s to open a chocolate shop, the local scold and mayor, the Comte de Renaud (Alfred Molina), enlists the parish priest and villagers in his plan to drive her out of business and out of town. Name the film.

Answer: Chocolat

With stars like Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina, Dame Judi Dench and luscious chocolate - light, dark, soft, hard, twirled, swirled and melted with a pinch of chili into a magical hot chocolate as the ultimate star, you couldn't ask for more as the film explores the conflict between self-denial and sensual gratification. You don't have to guess which one wins!
5. In this charming fable, set in Mexico in the early '20s, star-crossed lovers Tita and Pedro cannot marry because as the youngest daughter, Tita must remain unwed to care for her mother. Despite losing Pedro to her sister, Tita sublimates her passion into culinary magic thus ensuring that Pedro remains devoted to her. What is the title of this classic 1992 foodie film? Hint: Mexicans use water rather than milk to make hot chocolate and the temperature of the water is a euphemism for sensual arousal.)

Answer: Like Water for Chocolate

Based on a novel by Laura Esquival, this fabulous tale is recounted by a great-niece as family legend passed down through the years along with Tita's tattered recipe book. Had she lived in Salem, Massachusetts the locals would surely have burned her at the stake for her bewitching culinary arts! Tita's food produces surprising effects - starting with the wedding cake she bakes for her sister and Pedro. Rent the film, kick back with a cup of hot chocolate, and watch the sparks fly!
6. It's the 1950s at the Jersey shore and immigrant brothers, Primo (Tony Shaloub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci), are struggling to keep their restaurant open in the face of competitors who serve Americanized Italian food rather than authentic Italian dishes. Primo's delicate risottos are unparalleled but unappreciated. Traditional fare is no match for the heaping bowls of spaghetti and meatballs churned out by Italian-American restaurants. The film recounts the brothers' last, and ultimately unsuccessful, roll of the dice to keep the wolf from the door. What is the name of this touching masterpiece?

Answer: Big Night

The story is a parable of food and love, food and sex, food and money, food and tradition, and ultimately of food and family. The film ends on a lovely grace note with Primo preparing, in real time no less, that classic chef's favorite - the perfect omelette. The film, co-written and directed by Stanley Tucci, enjoyed a ninety-six percent "fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
7. The antithesis of dorm room packaged ramen, this film relates the dream of a widowed Japanese mother, who owns a run-down roadside noodle shop, to create what amounts to the Holy Grail of ramen, perfect noodles in a pitch-perfect broth, and the motley crew of friends who assist in her quest. Which film is this?

Answer: Tampopo

Although released in 1985, this heartwarming comedy/drama with lovingly photographed food preparation and multiple food related sub-plots, still holds its own in the foodie film pantheon.
8. Playing fictional versions of themselves, British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a foodie road trip. Portraying a journalist tasked by "The Observer" newspaper to review the latest gourmet restaurants in northern England, Coogan had initially planned the trip as a romantic getaway. However when his (fictional) girlfriend begs off he recruits "frenemy" Brydon to accompany him. As the road trip unfolds, we are treated to their musings on life, love, sex, competition, fame and food as well as subtle parodies of the precious presentations and verbal descriptions of trendy British cuisine. Name this film derived from a television series.

Answer: The Trip

The Trip was such a commercial success the comic duo released a sequel, "The Trip to Italy", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.
9. It's high summer in Vietnam, and to mark the one year anniversary of their mother's death three sisters gather to prepare a memorial feast for family and friends. Two of the sisters are presented as happily married while the youngest sister shares an apartment with their brother. The story unfolds as post dinner reminiscing gives way to the unraveling of willful ignorance surrounding family secrets that threaten their solidarity. Which movie is this?

Answer: The Vertical Ray of the Sun

My all time favorite film for the cinematography alone! Add to that the beautifully filmed scene of the youngest sister and her brother doing their morning exercises as The Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes" plays softly in the background. Then add in food preparation scenes filmed in the lush garden kitchen, the location shots of Ha Long Bay, and you'll quite possibly end up like me, watching it over and over, and putting a trip to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on your "bucket list".
10. This film, written and directed by the late Nora Ephron, intertwines the lives of two women separated by time and space, but each striving to create wonderful food. What film was Ephron's last hurrah?

Answer: Julie & Julia

In making this film Ephron adapted Julia Childs's autobiography "My Life in France" and Julie Powell's "Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen", paperback edition titled "Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously". The seminal book connecting both stories is "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" which Childs published in 1961.
Source: Author Whitney37

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