Movie Menus: Recipes for Perfect Meals with Your Favorite Films

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Villard, 2004 - Cooking - 221 pages
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Movie Menus pairs classic movies with easy recipes updated from historic cookbooks to help you create a sensational dining experience for any film genre.

Both foodies and film buffs will find their passions fulfilled in this deliciously cinematic cookbook, which gathers authentic recipes from the cultures and eras portrayed in your favorite films: Old-Fashioned Southern Fried Chicken with Gravy to savor with Gone with the Wind; Spaghetti and Meatballs with Eggplant for The Godfather; Pan-Seared Steak and Onions with The Alamo; a Victory Garden Salad for Patton.

The chapters are organized into ten distinct film genres—everything from “Pharaohs and Philosophers” and “Knights and Kings” to “The Wild West” and “Romantic Dinner for Two”—with a dozen or so recipes each. Treat your family to a complete meal served in popcorn bowls while watching Shrek, or enjoy a Renaissance feast with Shakespeare in Love. Spiced with film factoids, black-and-white movie stills, famous lines, and bloopers, Movie Menus is as fun to read as it is to use, and promises to be a classic.

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Movie menus: recipes for perfect meals with your favorite films

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Thanks to this captivating collection of recipes, movie trivia and culinary history, plain popcorn will have a hard time cutting it as a movie snack again. Food historian Segan (Shakespeare's Kitchen ... Read full review

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The food part was great - but the book needed more movie stuff, and the ties between movie quotes and recipes were often... strained. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Food historian and lecturer FRANCINE SEGAN is a supremely accomplished cook and ardent film and theater fan. She has appeared on many television programs, including the Today show, and is the author of Shakespeare’s Kitchen: Renaissance Recipes for the Contemporary Cook (available from Random House). Segan lives with her husband and their two children in New York City.

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