6 great films to pair with food Image

20th May 2016 -

We love organising pop-up cinema nights and we also love food. As a team, we literally talk about food all the time, from sharing recipe ideas, to restaurants recommendations and team picnics. Combining food and film is therefore, naturally, also a favourite thing and we thought we'd share some inspiration for those who wish to do the same. Here are some of our suggestions below: 


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Who does not love sweets? For Chitty Chitty Bang Bang create a pick-and-mix counter for your friends and voila, you've nailed the food pairing vibe - bonus points if they’re musical. “You see, I've invented these sweets.”- Caratacus Potts

Grease: American diner food is having something of a rivival, especially in Sheffield with the opening of lots of amazing burger places and some fantastic independent street food traders (we love Cow Boys). We would recommend devouring a chocolate ice cream sundae during this film with a cherry on top. “I'm not very hungry; just give me a double Polar Burger with everything and a cherry soda with chocolate ice cream.” – Danny Zuko

Home Alone: We know that Home Alone is technically a Christmas film but we like to watch it all year round. It's such a family favourite. Why not order the largest cheese pizza you can possibly find for this film, but don’t eat it alone! “A lovely cheese pizza, just for me.” – Kevin McCallister

Ratatouille: Simple French food is literally one of our most favourite things and a bowl of ratatouille with some fresh bread is divine (plus healthy and delicious). Serve this up whilst watching one of the cutest foodie films out there. “Ratatouille. It's like a stew, right?” - Linguini

When Harry Met Sally: This film is beaming with food references - who can forget the "I'll have what she's having" scene in the Katz deli. We'd recommend purchasing some rye bread,  good quality pastrami, mustard and gherkins and throwing it together to recreate the famous New York snack. 

And of course, no foodie film list would be complete without Chef and When Harry Met Sally. We’ll be screening them in the Winter Gardens at the end of the month, to coincide with the Sheffield Food Festival. Not only will there be the showing, but a tasting menu especially catered to the film, so you can eat and watch to your heart’s content!

By Claire Hunt and Heyla Arbabha 

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