Food consumes me as much as I consume food. My insatiable appetite for all things gastronomic touches every facet of my life, including my entertainment preferences — from reading food memoirs to playing food-themed board and video games (even viewing food porn on occasion), and of course, watching food-themed movies.
In these shaky economic times going to the theater is not always in the budget. Sure, some of you movie buffs need that big screen experience, but I prefer viewing movies in the comfort of my own home. It's cheaper, I can sit in my lounge wear, pause for bathroom breaks and consume all of the crunchy, salty and sugary snacks I care to whip up.
Here are some of my favorite food-themed movies, each paired with a recipe for flavored popcorn. Drizzle and sprinkle your popcorn with the suggested oil or butter and seasonings. I prefer the old school stove-top version of popcorn, but you are welcome to try these flavorings with the microwave kind (unsalted, unbuttered would be best). (See recipe below.)
A few of these movies are foreign and therefore subtitled, which is annoying to some, but you'll be crunching your popcorn so loudly that you won't be able to hear the dialogue anyway.