Only a Master of Film and Food Can Get 14/40 on This Quiz
By: Dustyn Deerman
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About This Quiz
Whether you're a professional food critic or a total novice in the world of cooking, there is no denying the place that food has held in film over the years. With its ability to layer on meaning, capture the decadent, provoke audiences with the grotesque and invoke feelings of nostalgia, food has continued to be a powerful tool for filmmakers.
It should come as no surprise that some of the most iconic moments on film have involved food-- from our favorite Goodfellas dining like kings in an unexpected place to one of the most memorable lines from "The Goonies" being inspired by a candy bar (and let's not forget everyone's favorite scene from "Lady & the Tramp") -- food propels our most loved stories on film. We have compiled a list of the best moments from our most beloved classics, hilarious comedies, and treasured love stories and we want to see what you can remember about how they used food to make them memorable.
So are you a foodie ... film buff ... or both?! Test your knowledge of the most classic and iconic films and the foods we have seen in them. Can you remember every little detail? Find out with our latest quiz!
In what movie does an unexpected chef win the approval and praise of Paris' most terrifying food critic?
"Julie and Julia"
At the end of "Ratatouille", Remy creates his own take on the film's namesake dish serves it to Ego. Even after it is revealed to him that Remy was actually the chef, he leaves a glowing review. The restaurant shuts down because of rats, but we do see the happy ending Remy deserves in him getting his own restaurant.
Of these classic mobster movies, which one has "Fat Pete" Clemenza teaching Michael how to cook red sauce?
In "The Godfather" Clemenza, who is Don Corleone's right hand man, teaches Michael to create his classic red sauce. This scene is important because there is the understanding that Michael will one day be in charge of the family.
"Fizzy lifting drinks" cause a young boy and his uncle to float like hot air balloons in which movie?
"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
It is likely hard to pick a favorite scene from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," but our money is on most fans picking the scene when Charlie and Uncle Joe drink the Fizzy Lifting Drinks that are made of "old ginger ale, ginger pop, ginger beer, beer bubbles, bubbleade, bubblecola, double cola, double-bubble-burple-cola, and all the crazy carbonated stuff that tickles your nose."
In what comedy does a group of best friends enjoy a frozen coffee drink before a fateful gasoline fight?
"Breakfast at Tiffany's"
"Confessions of a Shopaholic"
Who can forget the scene where Zoolander's model friends try to cheer him up with Orange Mocha Frappucinos, a drive around town, and eventually, a gasoline fight? Unfortunately, all the friends perish in the "freak gasoline fight accident." Tragic, yet still hilarious.
An unreasonable love of syrup is personified in what Christmas movie?
"The Polar Express"
Really, Buddy puts syrup on everything, but it is his first encounter with spaghetti that we will always remember. Let's not forget either, the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!
What film features an assortment of beautifully mouth-watering treats fit for a queen?
"Farewell, My Queen"
"Madame Du Barry"
"Marie Antoinette," if anything, was a visually stunning piece of film, even if it didn't totally get the facts straight about her story. Still, the delightfully bright and pretty treats we see throughout were created by the French bakery Maison Ladurée, which can be found in New York City.
What movie has a memorable scene involving a young boy convincing a pizza delivery guy that he is being shot at?
"Baby's Day Out"
One of many classic scenes in "Home Alone" shows us just how clever little Kevin McCallister really is. Using the audio from a violent film he is watching, he convinces the pizza delivery guy that he is actually being shot at.
Of these comedies, which one ends with the protagonists finally enjoying a meal after a series of wacky adventures?
"Dude, Where's my Car?
"Harold and Kumar go to White Castle"
"Harold & Kumar" remains a cult classic with its take on the "two friends surmounting bizarre challenges" trope in order to get what they want. We have to wonder what would have happened if that had just gone to Hot Dog Heaven with Rosenberg and Goldstein.
In which movie does a dragon make a happy breakfast?
Women everywhere had to appreciate Disney finally showing us a heroine who also wakes up exhausted and disheveled in the morning. What's even better is that she has a friend there to lift her up with a happy breakfast, which he also even helps feed to her!
What Christmas movie ends with the family eating "Christmas Turkey" instead of their planned meal?
"A Christmas Story"
Yes, this iconic scene in "A Christmas Story" hasn't exactly aged well, with the rather offensive take on the Chinese accent, but nonetheless it is still iconic. Who else loved how Ralphie's mom reacted when the duck's head was chopped off?
In what movie do the two protagonists take a ride in this iconic pizza delivery truck?
The Pizza Planet truck alone became iconic in this film, with people everywhere wanting to block out the letters on their Toyotas so they, too, would say "Yo." The truck makes appearances throughout Pixar films like "The Incredibles".
What film shows the audience an elaborate and delicious looking meal being made inside prison?
As arguably one of the best mob movies of all time, just about anyone who loves film can recall the scene where we see our Goodfellas enjoying pasta, cooked with "garlic sliced so thin with a razor blade that it would liquefy in the pan with just a little oil", lobster, steak, wine, and scotch from the comforts of their "cells" in prison.
In what movie does one of the main characters wear a string of hot dogs around their neck?
"Oliver and Company"
We first see Dodger come up to Oliver as he is trying to snag a string of sausages from a hot dog vendor cart, at which point Dodger offers his help. Together, they distract the vendor and abscond with their food, wrapped around Dodger's neck.
In what film series do characters enjoy every flavor imaginable in the form of jelly beans?
These jelly beans are the real deal! And you can actually buy Bertie Botts Every Flavor Jelly Beans now too. Just like Harry and the gang, we can all try out flavors like black pepper, cinnamon, marshmallow, tutti-frutti, and some of the interesting ones like soap, grass, ear wax and vomit.
"I'll have what she's having," is said in which film as a couple dines on pastrami sandwiches?
"Addicted to Love"
"You've Got Mail"
"When Harry Met Sally"
Nothing like having a light-hearted debate over whether women fake orgasms or not over a tasty pastrami and rye at New York's beloved Katz's Delicatessen. Meg Ryan definitely gave quite the performance!
What film was essentially the first of its kind, creating the "noodle western" genre?
"The Ramen Girl"
"A Taxing Woman's Return"
"Tampopo Ramen" is an amusing Japanese film that brought together humor, a love for food and an interesting scene with an egg yolk being shared between a couple. While it shows all of us the art of making noodle soup, it also provides us with a variety of ways food really enhances our lives.
This film features a breakfast scene with some of the messiest consumption of porridge ever seen. What is the name of this childhood favorite?
"Beauty and the Beast"
No one has ever made porridge look as delectable to eat as Beast does in "Beauty and the Beast," While it is a funny scene at first, it is truly endearing as we see him attempt to enjoy his breakfast properly.
Turkish Delight is used by a witch to entice a young boy to betray his family in what film?
"The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"
For those who have not had it before, Turkish Delight, or lokum, is a treat based on a gel of sugar or starch. It can be made in a variety of ways, ranging from pistachios, hazelnuts, bergamot, orange or rosewater.
This can of alphabet soup plays a super touching part in which of these movies?
"The Tigger Movie"
"A Goofy Movie"
While trapped in their car by Bigfoot, Goofy and Max share a can of alphabet soup. Eventually, Max takes a final sip and hands the empty can to Goofy, with the letters at the bottom reading, "Hi Dad." This reminds Goofy of when Max was a kid and did the same thing; Goofy cries as he watches Max fall asleep.
In which film series does Lembas bread help sustain the heroes of the story on their long journey?
"Lord of the Rings"
Lembas is a special bread introduced by the Elves, which when left unbroken and kept in leaf wrappings can stay fresh for months. Obviously, this is perfect for Frodo and Sam as they embark on their incredibly long journey.
What Disney classic features three fairies fighting over the color of a birthday cake?
"The Sword in the Stone"
Flora, Fauna and Merryweather only wanted to give Aurora the most beautiful cake! What is enjoyable in the end is that they do give her what they always wanted to, even if it does keep changing between pink and blue.
In which film does this incredibly unappetizing turkey still get eaten by the family during Christmas dinner?
"Plains, Trains, and Automobiles"
"Jingle All the Way"
Daffy and inappropriate relatives are hard enough around the holidays, but having your dinner ruined with an incredibly dry turkey (that basically explodes open once it's cut) might send just about anyone over the edge!
A beautiful princess is poisoned by an apple in what classic movie?
"Beauty and the Beast"
While in "Snow White" the poisoned apple puts Snow White into a death-like sleep, the poisoned apple has been seen in other folktales and mythologies, where it symbolizes immortality, temptation and knowledge.
What fantastical Peter Pan film showed us the meal of our dreams (and the best food fight on screen)?
Not only was the dinner scene in "Hook" made of our dinner and dessert dreams, but it is followed by the biggest food fight of our dreams. Who else wants to recreate this with some Cool Whip and food coloring?
What movie shows us what the perfect hot chocolate recipe can do to a community?
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
"Like Water for Chocolate"
In the film "Chocolat," Vianne wins over the entire community in her new conservative town in rural France with her chocolate recipes that allow them to give in to their deepest desires. One of her biggest hits is her sensual hot chocolate.
This film features the main character having a best friend who knows how to make shrimp at least 9 different ways. What classic are we referring to?
"Catch Me if You Can"
Bubba was so inspiring in his shrimp-cooking abilities that actual restaurants by his name have opened up since "Forrest Gump" came out. Let's remind ourselves of the various ways he can cook it: barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan-fried shrimp, stir-fried shrimp-- sounds good!
What film does the impossible and has the main character eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in prison?
"The Great Escape"
"The Shawshank Redemption"
"Cool Hand Luke"
Lucas Jackson, played by Paul Newman, earns his fellow inmates' respect by scarfing down 50 hard-boiled eggs in "Cool Hand Luke." In this scene, after he's done the unimaginable, one prisoner describes his stomach as, "like a ripe watermelon that's about to bust itself open."
In what movie does an apple pie get destroyed, and not by eating it?
We had to include this one! No matter what generation you're from, there's no way you do not know the infamous scene with Jim and the apple pie. What's better is Jim's dad's response in telling him that they'll just tell Jim's mom they ate it.
This movie opens with the hero being chased through his town market after stealing a baguette. What is the name of the movie?
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
"The Emperor's New Groove"
This "street rat" obviously outsmarts the armed men who chase him through the market and surrounding area and gets away with his bread, but one has to wonder what type of police would put this sort of effort into catching a bread thief?
Which movie features the Gingerbread Man being held hostage for information?
"Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" While "Shrek" was undoubtedly a comedy, this is definitely a rather dark scene where we see Lord Farquaad crumble Gingerbread Man's leg before threatening to take one of his gum drop buttons.
An unexpected hero has a deep love for Baby Ruth candy bars in this cult classic. What is the name of this film?
"The Princess Bride"
Baby Ruuuuttthhhhh! Sloth and Chunk bond over their shared love of the chocolaty goodness that is this candy bar. A forever friendship is formed when Chunk tries to toss Sloth one, and he breaks his chains in order to get to it after it hits him in the face.