"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!
Food and films are two of my most favorite things. When I'm longing for escape to a land far away but just can't manage to leave, I reach for: