Slashfood notes that movie blog Cinematical has compiled a list of the seven best films for food enthusiasts. There are of course a million such things online (here’s CHOW’s take), and Cinematical includes some of the classics (Eat Drink Man Woman, Mostly Martha) along with some newer selections (Ratatouille, Waitress). I mostly mention it for one egregious, glaring oversight: Big Night is not even name-checked.
One of my personal favorite food scenes is generally not included on these kinds of lists (although Gastronomica’s canonical list mentions it): the salacious dinner scene in the 1963 film Tom Jones. If watching a handsome young Albert Finney and Joyce Redman conduct a seduction over the dinner table doesn’t whet your appetite, well … I have nothing much to say to you.