"Cakes are like books: There are new ones you want to read and old favorites you want to reread." - Ellen Rose, cookbook author
Food is part of our everyday lives and it seeps into movies, books, poetry and songs. This page contains favorite movie clips, TV shows, book passages, song lyrics and poems about food from Siskiyou County residents. It has become my favorite part of this blog.
One of my favorite books relating to food is Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler. The story is about a Baltimore family who are a human and quirky as the rest of us. In the novel we read about Erza and his love of feeding people. Link here to read more the full Blog
Nikolas Allen says, "Chef, Burnt, The Hundred Foot Journey, and Ratatouille all come to mind. I love the concept of a “tortured genius” who has to suffer in order to achieve greatness. That story line occurs in many movies, and I find it especially enjoyable when it’s set within the world of food service."
Jean Marie is a ukulele & piano teacher, founder of the State of Jefferson Ukulele Club, board member of Music by the Mountain, piano accompanist at Sisson Elementary and College of the Siskiyous. Her favorite food related song is the meatball song . It's a vintage English nursery rhyme sung in his you tube clip by folk singer Tom Gazer ... On Top of Spaghetti Be prepared to sing along!! Jean's favorite book is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Shelly Turner's favorite movie scene in the pie scene from Men in Black 3.
Agent K: We need pie.
Agent J: What?
Agent K: My granddaddy always said: "If you got a problem you can't solve, it helps to get out of your head." Pie. It's good.
Agent J: Pie?
Agent K: Yeah.
Brenda Eastman, is an artist and Deep Muscle Release massage therapist. "I love a whole lot of things about The Fifth Element (French science-fiction action film). I love the scene where Ian Holmes as Cornelius and his assistant are discussing what to do next. Meanwhile Milla Jovovich as Leeloo is fixing herself another plate of chicken and veggies, "Chicken...Good!"
David Clarno co-owner of Dunsmuir Brewery Works favorite movie scene is Jack Nicholson ordering food in a diner in Five Easy Pieces. He says it reminds him that it's not so difficult to give his customers what they want to eat.
This links to a conversation with Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson on Five Easy Pieces’ Diner Scene. This one contains the F-bomb, but it's interesting back story on the scene that was based on a real life event. Read my interview with David
Brad Ish, pictured with his family, is tattoo artist from Yreka. His favorite movie scene is rocky road from The Goonies - Rocky Road
Sandra Vaughan's favorite movie scene is the cooking sequence in Fried Green Tomatoes.
Sandra Vaughan "Well this is kind of self serving but my favorite scene in a book centered around food; is from my book “Two Thousand Minnows” when Louise the cook at our hotel restaurant teaches me how to make southern style biscuits."
David Edmondson, "I was a waiter in Los Angeles for far longer than I ever expected to be. My favorite dining scene is in LA Story with Steve Martin – the meal is finished and everyone is ordering coffee. When its Steve’s character’s turn to order, he asks for a “half a double decaffeinated half-caf with a twist of lemon”, and then everybody else has to add that they too want a twist of lemon. The waiter in me didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry because it was just so LA."