Recipes for Perfect Meals
with Your Favorite Films

By Francine Segan

Movie Menus pairs classic movies with easy recipes updated from historic cook-books to help you create a sensation 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 westerns, and romantic comedies to gangster flicks. 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 line, and bloopers, Movie Menus is as fun to read as it is to use.



My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'
Forrest Gump


Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
The Godfather


Arrange food, drink, entertainment, and a sit-down orgy for forty.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


I merely chewed in self defense, but I never swallowed.
Braveheart


Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.
Auntie Mame


..never be hungry again!
Gone with the Wind


It's better to be looked over than overlooked.
Belle of the Nineties, 1934


This is terrific! I either have a monster in my refrigerator or I'm completely crazy.
Ghostbusters


Please sir, I want some more.
Oliver!


It's the face powder that gets a man interested, but it's the baking powder that keeps him home.
Bonnie and Clyde


…there's a little bit of don Juan in every man.
Adventures of Don Juan


You will join me for dinner! That is not a request!
Beauty and the Beast

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