9 Recipes Inspired by Movie Scenes

Here, we honor films in which food plays a pivotal role. Relive these classic eating and drinking scenes, and get our recipes so you can re-create the magic at home.

"Julie and Julia": Boeuf Bourguignon
In "Julie and Julia," Julie Powell (Amy Adams) attempts to make Julia Child's recipe for boeuf bourguignon, but she falls asleep and burns it to a crisp. That's reason enough for her to call in sick the next day and remake this wonderful dish. Try our recipe, adapted from Julia's original. Get the Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

"Lady and the Tramp": Spaghetti and Meatballs
Who doesn't remember the classic scene in "Lady and the Tramp" when the two dogs share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs under the moonlight? Relive the romance with our quintessential recipe -- and don't forget to save the last meatball for your sweetheart. Get the Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

"Forrest Gump": Shrimp Recipes
In a monotone ramble that seemingly never ends, Forrest Gump's friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson) reminds us of all the ways to cook shrimp: barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan-fried shrimp, stir-fried shrimp. ... We've got recipes for these and more. Get the Shrimp Recipes

"Fried Green Tomatoes"
A bad batch of fried green tomatoes leads to our favorite food-fight scene between Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth Jamison (Mary-Louise Parker), who together run the Whistle Stop Cafe in this '90s classic. We don't know where Idgie's recipe went wrong, but you'll love our easy take on this Southern tomato dish. Get the Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Most people would be horrified to find a rat in their kitchen. But in "Ratatouille," Remy the rat is the secret to chef Linguini's delicious dishes. He even impresses the food critic Anton Ego with what will become his signature dish, ratatouille. Here's our version. Get the Ratatouille Recipe

"Goodfellas": Meat Sauce
Dinner was a big thing for the mobsters doing time in "Goodfellas." Paulie (Paul Sorvino) slices the garlic with a razor, Vinnie (Charles Scorsese) makes a tomato sauce with three meats (and three onions), Johnny (Frank Pellegrino) fries the steak, and the hacks deliver lobsters on ice. For those on the outside, we suggest our recipe for pasta and easy Italian meat sauce. Get the Meat Sauce Recipe

"Waitress": Chocolate-Caramel Cream Pie
In "Waitress," Jenna (Keri Russell) invents a new pie every day and names each after a frustrating circumstance in her life. We're partial to the "I Hate My Husband Pie" -- not for the name, mind you, but the ingredients: a bittersweet chocolate pudding drowned in caramel. Here's our recipe for a similar pie. Get the Chocolate-Caramel Cream Pie Recipe

"Chocolat": Spiced Hot Dark Chocolate
In "Chocolat," Vianne (Juliette Binoche) finds herself in unfriendly territory when she opens a chocolate shop in a conservative town in rural France. But she eventually wins over the villagers with her recipes, including a sensual and spicy hot chocolate drink. Warm up with our version, flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, and cayenne. Get the Spiced Hot Dark Chocolate Recipe

"Bridget Jones's Diary": Potato Leek Soup
In an attempt to impress her friends by cooking an elaborate birthday dinner, Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) accidentally leaves a piece of blue twine in her leek soup, tinting it a vivid shade of ... periwinkle! Try our version of potato-leek soup -- color au naturel. Get the Potato Leek Soup Recipe

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