Dishing up memories

Appetizing evenings are on the menu, Winter 2016 Cape Cod Home | capecodlife.com

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With all this talk about “Food on Film,” the hungry minds at Cape Cod Life Publications started to wonder: What foods remind us of our favorite films? Here’s what we had to say:

Oreos and peanut butter/The Parent Trap (1998)

I absolutely adore The Parent Trap—the Lindsay Lohan one, I’ve actually never seen the 1961 original! There’s a touching scene at the beginning of the film where the twins Lindsay plays realize they are indeed sisters. In that scene, there’s a moment when they discover they both love dunking Oreos in peanut butter. So Oreos with peanut butter remind me of Halle and Annie and their special bond. – Haley Cote

PÂtÉ/The War of the Roses (1989)

In this film, Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas play the Roses, a married couple whose relationship is coming to a bitter end. There’s a scene where they are sitting opposite each other at a long beautiful dining room table, a fabulous meal in front of them, and he asks if she has seen his dog (the dog has been missing). Then, while he’s eating, he reflects on the deliciousness of the pâté, saying, “This is superb.” He enjoys several more bites; then she slowly smiles and enunciates beautifully as she says, “Woof.”

– Laura Taylor

(Note: Animal lovers need not fear; the dog was actually alive and well outside.)

Chocolate ice cream/It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Chocolate ice cream evokes the It’s a Wonderful Life scene where young Mary Hatch whispers in George Bailey’s deaf ear, “George Bailey, I’ll love you ‘til the day I die.” Chocolate ice cream reminds me of this masterpiece feel-good movie even on the hottest summer days.

– Stacey Smith

Spaghetti/I Love You to Death (1990)

The character of Rosalie discovers that her husband, Joey, is having a number of flings. She cannot divorce Joey because of their religion, so Rosalie decides to murder him. There is a very funny scene where Joey has been drugged and is attempting to eat his spaghetti; he is so drugged, though, that his face falls into his plate of spaghetti.

– Judy Shortsleeve