12 food films to watch during quarantine

Eat Pray Love (2010)

As the title implies, the first third of this feel-good film is dedicated to food, as protagonist Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts with characteristic brio) travels to Rome to regain her appetite for life. The film is based on Gilbert’s 2006 memoir of the same name.

Many of the shots in the first third a pure food porn, from steaming bowls of spaghetti all’ Amatriciana to platters of gloriously golden fried artichokes and thick slabs of creamy tiramisu. While in Rome Gilbert travels down Itay’s boot to Naples to sample the paper-thin pizzas from Neapolitan institution, L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, where you’ll receive disapproving looks if you order anything other than a classic margherita.

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