Slideshow: Staff Picks: Our Favorite Food Moments in Movies

Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp

"Who can resist a plate of spaghetti for two? So sweet, I'm always reminded of it when I serve pasta." Maggie Hoffman, Serious Eats: Drinks Editor

Moonstruck
Moonstruck

"In general, I love how food plays a supporting roll in Moonstruck. From when Loretta orders dinner for Johnny because he's a giant baby-man, to Ronny losing his hand in the bread slicer, to Rose (the amazing Olympia Dukakis) offering everyone oatmeal in the super awkward Johnny-Ronny confrontation scene. But the best is when Olympia Dukakis/Rose makes eggs in purgatory for Loretta/Cher. Because when there's nothing else to say, Italian mothers are going to make you eggs, and you know it's going to be all right." Carrie Vasios, Serious Eats: Sweets Editor

Ratatouille
Ratatouille

"The scene where the rat Remy finally makes the title in Ratatouille and melts the mean old critic's heart. Am I the only one who found this movie a total tearjerker?" Carey Jones, Senior Managing Editor

"This one is really hard, but the first thing that comes to mind is when Anton Ego tastes the title dish in Ratatouille and is instantly transported back to his boyhood in the French countryside. It says so much about the power of taste and memory in such an economical ten or so seconds of film." Ben Fishner, Technical Support and Project Management

Troll 2
Troll 2

"The entire length of Troll 2, a sequel built on the success of Troll 1 that's about woodland goblins who turn people into gooey vegetable matter and then eat them, is a prolonged best food moment, and really the best movie moment in the history of B cinema. There's the expertly delivered line,They're eating her…then they're going to eat me! Or the child hero saving the day by stopping time and taking a leak over the poisoned family dinner. Or the goblin witch seducing a teenage boy in an RV full of popcorn…that all starts popping. Oh, just watch the trailer already. And do the full movie tonight." Max Falkowitz, Serious Eats: New York Editor

Spirited Away
Spirited Away

"The scene in Miyazaki's Spirited Away when the parents eat at the abandoned restaurant and turn into pigs." Leandra Palermo, Ad Sales & Marketing

Simply Irresistible
Simply Irresistible

"Simply Irresistible, the 1999 sleeper hit starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. It's the classic story of a young, bumbling female chef who buys magical crabs that transform her into an incredible cook. And she finds love along the way. Only in NYC, right?" Jessica Leibowitz, Videographer

My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro

"Another favorite food scene of mine is from My Neighbor Totoro, where Satsuki is making bento boxes for her family, appropriately sized for her dad, her little sister, and herself. When I was a kid I WANTED ONE OF THOSE BENTO BOXES SO BADLY. I couldn't find a video clip, but bento-master Anna the Red has a tutorial on how to make a bento box similar to the one in the movie." Robyn Lee, AHT and Photo Editor

Tampopo
Tampopo

"Damn, I've got one more: the omurice-making scene from Tampopo. I just really like omurice." Robyn Lee, AHT and Photo Editor

Eddie Izzard Impersonating Darth Vader
Eddie Izzard Impersonating Darth Vader

"Ok, so it never really happened, but my favorite food scene from a movie would have been the one Eddie Izzard describes in which Darth Vader has to wait in line at the Death Star Canteen. [READ IN JAMES EARL JONES VOICE] "I will have the penne arrabiatta." If that ain't good imaginary filmmaking, I don't know what is." J.Kenji Lopez-Alt, Chief Creative Officer