Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep stars as the famous chef and cookbook writer Julia Child in this charming ode to the romance of cooking. Stanley Tucci shines as her devoted husband. Half the film follows Child’s adventures, while the other half focuses on Julie, played by the fetching Amy Adams. She plays the real-life blogger who struggled to follow Child’s recipes and documented her success and disasters online. These are the baking mistakes you probably don’t know you’re making.
Cooking movies don’t have to be just for grown-ups—parents and kids alike will enjoy Disney Pixar’s ode to French cuisine. Ratatouille follows a determined little rodent, Remy, on his adventures to become a chef. Remy befriends a garbage boy named Alfredo Linguini with the same dream. The two aspiring chefs clash with a villainous restaurant owner to perfect the famous soup. Everything rests on getting a great review from a food critic. At the end the two friends open a bistro, “La Ratatouille.” Bon Appetit! Here are some more children’s movies that the whole family will enjoy.