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Love Film, Love Food

Would you eat spaghetti bolognese while watching Saw?

Watching a movie without the right meal to complement it can be disastrous for your digestion. However, when done right, food and film can be perfect partners. Here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s is one of the most iconic films of the 1960’s starring Audrey Hepburn as the delightful Holly Golightly. Miss Hepburn radiates glamour and charm throughout the film. Indulge in a glass of champagne or sparkling wine with some French pastry and fresh strawberries to heighten the romance of this classic. You’ll feel every bit as glamorous as Holly Golightly in her little black dress.

If your taste lies in foreign films Babette’s Feast is one for the collection. As the name suggests, this 1987 Danish film revolves around food. Protagonist Babette prepares a decadent feast in a token of gratitude to her neighbours. To get a taste of France to accompany this film why not try a glass of red wine with some paté spread on French bread followed by duck a l’orange. The rich food complements the sumptiousness of the film.

It is impossble to talk about food and film without mentioning Chocolat. The culinary partner for this flick is a no-brainer. It’s the perfect excuse to get your chocolate fix.  As Vianne Rocher discerns in the film everyone has different tastes when it comes to this delight. You may prefer to nurse a mug of hot cocoa or nibble on a piece of chilli chocolate or indulge in a bag of white chocolate kisses. Whatever your choice, indulging in this cheeky treat will add to the warm feeling this romance gives out.

It does not matter what film you are watching; if you do not have the right dish to go with it, the magic will be lost.



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