>I could have titled this Film and Food, but Movies and Mastication just has a certain ring to it.
Okay, so I have this reoccurring tendency to compare watching movies with eating food, and the preparation of a meal with the making of a film. I know the link between the two is technically weak. I know I am not the first person to think of it either. And I also know that in many cases the analogy can offer some interesting insights. A simple example is that one’s taste in both categories can greatly improve with some guidance and education. Another example is that a diet of either only junk food or junk films will lead to a kind of jelly-fied bloating.
Lately, however, I’ve been thinking of the combination of food and film. That is, the selection of particular comestible spreads with particular cinematic fare for an overall enhanced experience. I figure this is a little like choosing an ideal double feature combo. For example, one might say that pizza and film “X” make a great combo (although I am imagining gourmet food as well). Imagine you have invited some friends over to watch one of your all-time favorite films and you also have to provide dinner (or lunch); what would be the film and what would be the meal?
Truth is, I love to cook, and I’ve been thinking for a long time about working on a cookbook. Today I had the idea of writing a cookbook that combined my passion for cooking and my passion for good films into a food/film combination book. And although I know the concept just might work, I am stumped for ideas. Plus, I want to start inviting more friends over for films and food on a more regular basis. So I’m looking for any ideas anyone has. Let me know what you think.
I think it would be appropriate to include a list of drinks as well – good wines, mixed drinks, iced tea, whatever.
Also, has a book like this been done before? I’m curious.