Cooking In Motion

What a smooth night would be to prepare a delicious meal and stay at home with your beloved enjoying a good movie and a good bite. And the greater thing for me is to watch a movie about cooking, about food.

Oh what a pleasure!!

I will be sharing with you the cooking movies that i have watched and liked and that have left a memory in my mind, a dream about becoming a chef, about having my own big kitchen, about belonging to the culinary world.


The Ramen girl Abby (Brittany Murphy) went to Tokyo to see her boyfriend but instead she discovered her passion for this noodle soup called Ramen, and she struggles with herself to learn to be a Ramen chef, under the supervision of a tyrannical boss. On her way to master the soup, she discovers her inner self and discovers the beauty and magic of Japanese cuisine, a cuisine simmered with love and passion. A beautiful movie where you find that life and work are cooked with love and passion. “The pursue of happiness”


Ratatouille An animation movie for all the family, for every age. I won’t say much about it, you just can’t miss Ratatouille. It’s a nice comic movie about Rémy, a rat whose dream is to become a chef and what a chef life would be for a rat in a French restaurant. He uses a garbage boy, Linguini, at the restaurant to enter the culinary world. A brilliant movie. I just loved it. It takes you into the streets of Paris and into the savoury ratatouille dish. As Chef Auguste Gusteau says ” Anyone can cook” …


No Reservations It’s a family drama movie, about a master chef who gives anything to her work. But that could change when her niece Zoe ( Abigail Breslin) comes to live with her. A colorful scenes where food is being exposed by the chefs very beautifully with delicacy and fineness. Every meal is being well displayed to perfection by the chef Kate ( Catherine Zeta-Jones) who feels threatened by another head chef Nick ( Aaron Eckhart) who joined the staff, and has different style of running the kitchen. I desire to work in such kitchens. The scene that i liked the most evolves food, of course; it is when all the three, Kate, Zoe and Nick have spent an evening together baking pizza, Nick has prepared for dessert a whole dish of tiramisu and he sits with Kate eating and enjoying every bite of it. Oh, what a wish!!!


Waitress. Jenna (Keri Russell) an unhappily married pregnant waitress who finds herself stuck with a bad, selfish husband, tries to ease her rage and resentment by expressing her emotions through baking phenomenal pies. Each pie represents different emotion, either Jenna was sad, angry, happy, satisfied, anxious, worried, lonely… She enters a pie-baking contest where she hopes to find a way out of her miserable life and attempts a new happy life with her new-born child. Great performances for Jeremy Sisto (the husband Earl), Cheryl Hines (Becky). You will crave a pie after you see this movie. Beautiful, delicious pies.


Chocolat, an outstanding movie in its savoury scenes; it awakes our senses, moves our imagination, satisfies our hungry eyes. When you reach the end of the movie, you will crave for chocolate, anything chocolatey. It leaves your mind wandering with its simple story and mouthwatering treats confectioned by Vianne (Juliette Binoche). Great performances by Johnny Depp (Roux), Judi Dench (Armande Voizin) and Alfred Molina (Comte de Reynaud).


What i liked the most about this movie Big Night starring Tony Shalhoub as Primo, Stanley Tucci as Secondo, Marc Anthony as Cristiano, is that it has a unique italian “flavor”; Oh! I was so thrilled, pleased and happy watching this movie. The food serving is presented so beautifully and lovingly. I loved the way they’re cooking with passion and emotions. The amazing and emotional scene i liked the most is the final, a wordless scene, where an omelette is being prepared, the two brothers and Cristiano are present together in the kitchen. A warm-hearted movie. I recommend you to watch it.


Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep as Julia child and Amy Adams as Julie Powell. Two persons without occupation found their passion in cuisine. Food blogging was new for me at that time; I liked the idea alot but didn’t occur to me to start my own blog until my friend Loulou began hers and encouraged me to do so, as she knows my passion for food.

“With some passion, ambition and butter, anything is possible”.



14 Responses to “Cooking In Motion”

  1. Caterina April 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Hi, I’ve just discovered your blog…sigh. Am reading this older post and am wondering if you’ve ever seen Babette’s Feast? A beautiful movie. Enjoy!

    • Fragolina April 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed the post! I’ve never seen the movie but I’m gonna try to find it somewhere and watch it. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  2. diana February 17, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    love your blog mimi. I’m from deirmimas too and would love to know more about your impressive passions. your pics are beautiful.

    • Fragolina February 17, 2011 at 7:25 am #

      From Deirmimas, wow!!! Do you live in the village or not? You knew about my blog by accident?? Glad you liked the blog, it has alot of pictures from my beloved Deirmimas…I try to take the best of pictures with a non-professional camera. Nice meeting you, thank you for stopping by… 🙂

  3. George June 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more, the pizza, the tiramisu, the hangout…all of these combine together to make it a great and smooth night. Of course it would be even better to watch a movie after it.

    I can’t wait for your to start working in such a kitchen, in the end I’ll be harvesting the delicious meals made from your delicate and soft hands.

    Then there’s one thing left for me to say to myself “Sa7tein Salaf” :).

    • Fragolina June 18, 2010 at 6:05 am #

      I can’t wait either… and wow how many delicious things you will be eating…!! 🙂

  4. George June 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Yes confettina I’ll always support mimi.

    I’m thinking about the pies and to be honest I can’t wait to taste one when you cook it. Don’t worry I won’t eat a lot just a small portion to satisfy my curiosity and hunger for sweet.

  5. confettina June 7, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Oh, and thanks for the mention 😉 very sweet of you!

  6. confettina June 7, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Very nice page! I haven’t seen Big Night. I will get it and watch it soon. Hopefully you will fulfill your dreams, and as you said, with your husband by your side, everything is possible. All the best cara.

    • Fragolina June 7, 2010 at 11:01 am #

      it’s a very nice movie, personally i loved it. of course the screenplay is not just about food… but you can see their food passion through cooking. when you see it tell me your opinion.

    • Fragolina June 7, 2010 at 11:04 am #

      oh, and i will be adding one movie every week, from the ones i have watched. and maybe rent some new when the list is over. 🙂

  7. Danielle June 3, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    Mimi, i realllllllly believe that your dream will become true. Good luck my friend…

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