"Do you know what I'd like to do, Wall? I'd like to drink a glass of wine
in the country where the grape was grown. Sitting by the sea, just sipping wine
and watching the sun go down." — Shirley Valentine
Sometimes we long to visit a favorite corner of the globe but for various reasons (time, commitments, economy) we just can't get away. One way I appease my hunger for both travel and food is to cook up a meal based on the country or region I'm pining for and then afterwards screen a film that most expresses my yearning for that place. Read on for my list of cuisines and films, and please add your favorites to it!