Some of my favorite movies revolve around cooking, gardening, or homey settings. Looking for a movie for your Blockbuster or Netflix queue? I recommend 'The Big Night.' And of course the more-recent 'Julie & Julia' is not to be missed. 'Something's Gotta Give,' with that amazing house and kitchen and take out from the Hampton's delis, gives a viewer the warm feeling of hearth and home (and there's writing!). Then there's 'Moonstruck'--that kitchen! And Under the Tuscan Sun--all that pasta and limoncello.
Alors, we mustn't leave out 'Chocolat.' Did you ever SEE so much luscious chocolate (and luscious Johnnie Depp). Speaking of Paris (we were, weren't we?), if you've never been to Angelina on rue de Rivoli, you gotta go. Put it on your short list. The hot chocolate they serve looks an awful lot like the tempting drink Juliette Binoche serves in the movie. Oh la la!