You might not be able to taste or even smell food in the
movies, but that doesn’t mean it won’t make your mouth water. That’s not all it’s
there for though!
Food is used to communicate with the viewer. It signifies relationships between characters, it sets a scene, it unveils something about the character that you don’t get from what they’re saying or doing.
Food is at the centre of how people live their lives, and that’s reflected in the movies too.
Whether it’s a simple pizza, a fancy milkshake, or even a magnificent feast, there are hundreds of movie scenes that will have you thumbing through your recipe books along with Netflix or running to the nearest restaurant when you come out of the cinema.
You would hope that a movie called Chef would throw up some good food scenes. And you won’t be disappointed! The comedy has some serious A-list cameos including Robert Downey Jr, Dustin Hoffmann, and Scarlett Johansson. But it’s protagonist Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) who steals the limelight… or at least his food does.
Leaving his high-pressure job in a restaurant, Casper takes a food truck on the road to rediscover his love for cooking and get his family back together. While he’s worked in fancy restaurants the whole time, it’s more of a humble dish that catches the attention in Chef.
Making a grilled sandwich to the backdrop of Lucky Man by Courtney John, you can almost smell the cheese melting on the hot plate. Although at first it looks like a restaurant kitchen, dad is actually preparing lunch for his son. How he doesn’t burn his mouth after it comes straight off the grill is a mystery…