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12 of Our Favorite Food Movies

With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, we felt like looking back at our favorite food movies over the years. Some of these picks aren't food movies per se but they still have some amazing scenes involving food. Take, for example, the notorious "I'll have what she's having" scene in When Harry Met Sally. We've also included the classics, like Babette's Feast and Tampopo. What are your favorites? More

Pizza on the Silver Screen

Ah, Hollywood. Land of broken dreams... Pshhh. Right. Maybe if you're a loser. But obviously, pizza is not a loser. Fact: Pizza is most decidedly a winner. Proof: Pizza is a big movie star. So, without further ado, here's a brilliant montage of pizza's greatest celebrity appearances. More

9 Oscar Dogs Inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Nominees

Oscars and hot dogs might not seem like the most likely combination. That is, of course, until you think of one of America's most beloved hot dogs, the Oscar Mayer Wiener, and then you wonder why the two haven't been paired together earlier. Here are nine Oscar-themed hot dogs inspired by each of the films nominated for Best Picture. Everything from "The Parisian Dog" for Midnight in Paris with pâté and Dijon vinaigrette to the pineapple and Sriracha "Hawaii Dog" for The Descendants. More

See the Di Fara Documentary Followed by Q&A with DeMarco Family

You might have already seen the Di Fara short documentary The Best Thing I Ever Done here on Slice (indeed, I just embedded it above again), but if you live in NYC, you can see it again, on the big screen, followed by a Q&A session with proprietor Dom DeMarco's daughter Margaret — and possibly Dom himself, if he's feeling up to it, says M. Emily MacKenzie, the film's director. More

Punny Oscar Foods 2011

Need last minute menu ideas for tonight's Academy Awards viewing? Here are some punny dishes we came up with inspired by tonight's nominees and some of our favorite recipes. True Cheese Grits, Winter's Bone Marrow, Mark Ruffalo Wings, and more. Yeah, we're pretty big nerds. More

Where Does Julia Roberts Eat Pizza in 'Eat, Pray, Love'? L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

[Photograph: Sony Pictures] Famed Naples pizzeria L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele gets a star turn in the book-cum-movie Eat, Pray, Love, when Julia Roberts eats pizza there. Pizzeria Da Michele: Via Cesare Sersale 1, 80139, Naples, Italy (map); 081 5539204; damichele.net. [Photograph courtesy of Robert Sietsema] The scene is inspired from the following passage (after the jump) in Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling feel-good memoir.... More

Is 'Eat Pray Love' a Foodie Movie?

Like the majority of other females between the ages of 20 and 60, I read Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. And I'm not ashamed to say, I enjoyed it, in a braincandy-beach-read kind of way. Today the film adaptation starring Julia Roberts comes out, and after an early screening, I must warn moviegoers: you will leave craving pasta. And gelato. Eaten with a teeny plastic spoon on a park bench next to nuns. More

The New York Food Film Festival: Florent, Queen of the Meat Market

This past week saw the first events of the Fourth Annual New York City Food Film Festival. On Thursday, I checked out the world-wide premiere of Florent: Queen of the Meat Market, a new documentary from director David Sigal. The film profiles famed NYC restauranteur Florent Morellet, whose eponymous restaurant in the meatpacking district transformed the neighborhood during its nearly 25 years of operation. More

Revisiting 'Fast Food Nation,' the Book and Film

While the book came out in 2002 and the film in 2006, Fast Food Nation is still as relevant as ever. I checked out a film screening and Q&A with the film's director, Richard Linklater, and the book's author, Eric Schlosser. Many of the food policy issues are still unresolved. More

Planning Your Oscar Party Menu

Tonight marks the 82nd Annual Academy Awards—and any event that brings people together for extended television sessions demands a snack plan. We've rounded up some of our favorite Oscar-worthy recipes for your eating pleasure. All a big step up from plain old popcorn. More

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