Friday, August 20, 2010

CHOCOLAT...our September Flick!

How will Chocolat inspire you in the kitchen?
"Nominated for 5 Academy Awards...Chocolat is the beautiful and captivating comedy...Nobody could have imagined the impact that the striking Vianne would make when she arrived in a tranquil, old-fashioned French town.  In her very unusual chocolate shop, Vianne begins to create mouth-watering confections that almost magically inspire the straitlaced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and hapiness!  But it is not until another stranger, the handsome Roux, arrives in town that Vianne is finally able to recognize her own desires!"  ~from the description on the back of the case
  
Are you inspired by Vianne...do you want to concoct food...no, magical food to feed to those in need?
Will you strive to figure out the desire of a handsome stranger?
Or will you cook up a feast bound to make everybody forget themselves and focus on the magic, love, and lure of food?
Will you be inspired to bring a basket of homemade goodness just to be friendly and welcoming?

Although this is a bit early, I thought I'd get Food 'n Flix off to a start and introduce our first monthly flick...Chocolat!  This is a long-time favorite of mine, but I haven't taken the time to sit down and get lost in it for quite a while!  So, get your hands on a copy of Chocolat and see what foodie magic it inspires in you!  Post it on your blog between now and September 30th.  Send me a link to your (specific) post girlichef at yahoo dot com w/ Food 'n Flix: Chocolat in the subject line (see Guidelines if you have any questions) and watch for what is sure to be a delicious roundup!

13 comments:

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

This is awesome! My chocolate-walnut cake was inspired by 'Chocolat'. Great film. Great premise. I was thinking about putting something together myself where I cook food based on some of my favorite movies, but you've done the work, so that's even better! LOL. I can just follow your lead. =)


Here it is:

http://igobyree.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-miss-you-chocolate-walnut-cake-with.html

Kim said...

This is a fantastic idea Heather!! I love movies and I certainly watch a lot of them :-)

The site looks great!!

Brenda said...

Brilliant!!! I'm in! :o)

Debinhawaii said...

Very fun--count me in! I just re-watched a bunch of these titles (it's scary how many of them I actually own) ;-) and moved Chocolat up to the top of my "watch next" pile so your choice and timing are perfect.

Chef E said...

I love this idea, so count me in, I will get my friend Alisandra to come over and do it with me!

Pierce said...

I just became a follower...but I'm not sure if that links to blog at Squirrel Head Manor, or it's my "test" blog. Either way, I look forward to joining in.

Reeni said...

What a great idea Heather! And you couldn't of picked a more appropriate or more charming movie - one of my all-time favorites.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I love the idea of this - can't wait to join in. Thanks for another great idea.
Sue

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

Can't wait to see what everyone is working up for September's selection, 'Chocolat'. Mine is all ready Heather. =)

ap269 said...

Nice idea! I just added the movie to my to-rent list so I can participate in September. Don't know about the next months, though, because not all movies you guys choose might be available in Germany... But still, I'll follow this blog and participate whenever I can ;o).

Jeannie said...

I'll just hop in and drool over the delicious chocolate recipes you are sure to get here! Would love to participate if I could get hold of a copy of the movie.

Sarah said...

What a fantastic idea! Can't wait to join in next month.

Barbara said...

Bella idea di connettere il cibo ai film...
Barbara