The Whole Spectrum - Episode 9 - Food Movies

Over the weekend we put out a call on Facebook for some good "foodie movies," and y'all totally delivered. Thanks for all the great suggestions! We gave a few personal shout outs, but we're thankful for all of you who took the time to give recommendations.

On this episode, you'll hear Catherine (me) do a lot of talking, Erik try to sneak in a film that has almost nothing to do with food (although it does contain a theologically accurate statement on the true owner of our food, in this case chips), and a couple of great quotes from smart people (scroll down to read along, like those books with cassettes from the 80's).


Link list of films referenced in the podcast:

Mostly Martha

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Chef (Rated R for language, including some suggestive references. Not family friendly.)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Julie and Julia

Pieces of April (Caveat here--we have a version that Erik edited a few years back, so that's the one my mom has seen. If you watch this, there is a scene that might need to be skipped at the beginning.)

Nacho Libre (what?!)


Babette's Feast

"Here's a little experiment you can try. Every time you eat out, see how many words like 'decadent,' 'temptation,' 'sin,' and 'guilt' you find on the menu. These are theological sorts of terms, and what they suggest about our culture is very interesting. We have a tendency to regard the sort of foods we most crave and the pleasure they give us as something of a trap. What I suggest is that food is delicious as well as nourishing because God is that and more. Jesus feeds the crowds with actual bread before saying 'I am the bread of life.' We are invited to taste and see that the Lord is good. What I am suggesting is that the pleasures of eating are not accidental or incidental, nor are they ends in and of themselves. The pleasures of eating invite us to taste the goodness of a generous God who gives us the capacity to experience things we don't, strictly speaking, need, such as pleasure and beauty." - Rachel Marie Stone 

"We were given appetites, not to consume the world and forget it, but to taste its goodness and hunger to make it great. That is the inconsolable heartburn, the lifelong disquietude of having been made in the image of God." - Robert Farrar Capon