No reservations required: foodie flicks for big nights in

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No reservations required: foodie flicks for big nights in

From cult classics to animations, nine cooking-inspired movies to feast on during lockdown

Candice Botha

You might not be able to go out to your favourite eatery this weekend, but you can visit some of cinema’s best restaurants. Here are nine culinary-themed films, all feel-good and filled with food.

1. JULIE & JULIA

Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia tells the tale of famed American chef, cookbook author and quirky personality Julia Child (Meryl Streep in a role that plays to her every strength) and blogger Julie Powell, an earnest and relatable Amy Adams, who sets herself the task of cooking, in one year, every recipe in Child’s iconic cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, with unexpected consequences. The dual narratives are expertly woven together in a delightful concoction of food and finding yourself outside your comfort zone in the face of uncertainty — ideal for these unprecedented times. ..

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