A New Sub-Genre of “Cooking Movies”

You may have heard me mention that I have a list of favorite movies I call, “Cooking Movies.”   Probably my all-time favorite is a young Katie Holmes in the film, Pieces of April.  This is a priceless movie that I watch at least once a year.  Among my other favorites are ChocolatLike Water for ChocolateRatatouille, the original Sabrina starring Audrey Hepburn, No Reservations and of course, Julie and Julia.  There’s also an old Sarah Michelle Geller movie that is kind of magical but I can never remember the name of it because it’s not actually a favorite.

However as of today, I am adding a whole new sub-genre of Cooking Movies to my list— “Horror Cooking Movies.”

And first on my list is a movie I recently saw on television—the terrifying 1990 movie based on a Stephen King novel, Misery.  It is fascinating watching Kathy Bates play a psycho-killer nurse named Annie Wilkes who rescues Jame Caan who plays a famous author named Paul Sheldon who has a devastating car accident on a snowy Colorado mountain road. She keeps him captive in her lone and creepy cabin.

Why would I add this to a list of Horror Cooking Movies?  No, it’s not the hobbling scene . .

They eat in awkward silence. Finally:

			PAUL
	I've never had meatloaf this good,
	what do you do to it?

			ANNIE
	My secret is I only use fresh
	tomatoes, never canned. And to give
	it that little extra zip, I mix in
	some Spam with the ground beef.	

                        PAUL
	Oh.
		(pause)
	You can't get this in a restaurant
	in New York.

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4 thoughts on “A New Sub-Genre of “Cooking Movies”

  1. Oh no! Horror cooking movies! They can’t do this, can they? I remember crying after watching Julie and Julia. I watched it with my mom a few days after finishing my one-year daily commitment to writing an outdoor blog. I SO related to this movie! (And enjoyed some of the others you mentioned here, as well.)

    • Me too – I related to Julie and Julia, especially now because it is really not just about cooking but also about blogging! I have an idea based on that movie. Will write to you because I don’t want to ~reveal~ it yet!

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