Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

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Two of the great eccentrics of English cinema, Robert Morley and John Le Mesurier (best known as Wilson in Dad's Army), matched for the only time in their careers... and happily in a scene about food!

 
It's Complicated

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Meryl Streep occasionally lets her hair down and when she does she's sexy and fun. Watch her teach Steve Martin how to make a chocolate croissant in It's Complicated.

 
Big Night

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Tony Shaloub and Stanley Tucci in The Big Night, a delightful film about two brothers from Italy opening a restaurant in America which becomes a cultural battleground between the old world and the new. If you haven't seen it check it out... it's great.

 
Bullets over Broadway

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In Woody Allen's wonderful valentine to Broadway Jim Broadbent deservedly won an Oscar for his portrayal of Warner Purcell, an actor who cannot stop eating the moment he's under strain. A gem.

 
Sabrina

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Marcel Hillaire, one of the screen's great character actors, teaches a class of would be Cordon Bleu graduates that includes Audrey Hepburn how to crack an egg. A scene from Billy Wilder's frothy comedy "Sabrina".

 
They Still Call Me Trinity

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The two Trinity movies were the first "Comedy Westerns" produced in Italy in the early 1970s starring Terence Hill as Trinity and Bud Spencer as Bambino,  Trinity's older half-brother. Trinity has just won a large amount of money as a card-sharp and so they're taking themselves to the smart, members-only restaurant in town ... the result is ... watch and see.

 
The Ipcress File

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Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, that unlikely agent who takes great pleasure in culinary skills.

 
Breakfast at Tiffany's

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One of the most beloved of actresses, Audrey Hepburn, in one of the most memorable openings of a film

 
Five Easy Pieces

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One of the truly great food scenes in modern cinema. Jack Nicholson somehow manages to be both patient, sarcastic and frightening all at the same time.

 
Inspector Lavardin

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The  French director Claude Chabrol takes his food very seriously. Even the humble fried egg must be cooked perfectly.

 
Harry Potter

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Simply an explosion of joy!

 
The Happiest Days of Your Life

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The magisterial Margaret Rutherford quizzing a hapless Alastair Sim about digestive biscuits.

 
To Catch a Thief

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Alfred Hitchcock's wicked sense of humour at work again.

 
The Importance of Being Earnest

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Michael Redgrave, Michael Dennison and Dame Edith Evans give as much importance to a cucumber sandwich as they do to being earnest.

 
Tom Jones

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Albert Finney and Joyce Redmond in one of the most celebrated of all eating scenes. Talk about circumventing the censor's disapproval!

 
Murder She Said

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Can anyone describe a recipe in quite the same wonderful way as the great Margaret Rutherford?