Food for the senses

Food for the senses

Food is pretty important to us humans, considering that if we didn't eat, we'd die!

Perhaps that's why the subject so often pops up in movies and music.

The best thing about watching a foodie flick or listening to a foodie song? They contain zero calories.

Here are some examples that will whet your appetite - or not.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (2009, photo above)

"You may have seen a meteor shower, but I bet you've never seen a shower 'meatier' than this." A boy invents a machine that creates food out of water, but it goes crazy and starts spitting giant food out of the sky, threatening the whole town! Great food gags AND a hilarious monkey for the win.

Hunger rating: 5/10

JULIE & JULIA (2009)

"Miss Child, you have no real talent for cooking, but the Americans will never know the difference!" Cutting back and forth between past and present, it tells the story of how the great Julia Child (Meryl Streep) created her seminal cookbook and then how present-day gal Julia (Amy Adams) set out to cook every recipe inside. True foodie love.

Hunger Rating: 9/10

HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (2004)

"I want 30 sliders, five French fries, and four large cherry cokes." Anyone who's ever been young and dumb would relate to the plight of BFFs Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn), whose trip to a local burger joint turns into an epically hilarious quest. Raunchy fun, and it helped Neil Patrick Harris with his comeback.

Hunger rating: 7/10

RATATOUILLE (2007)

"Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist CAN come from ANYWHERE." A lowly rat lives out his chef dreams by using an incompetent human cook as his puppet.

Hunger rating: 8/10

SPANGLISH (2004)

"Wantonness, lustfulness, sex, food...all that is best in life." Adam Sandler plays a chef who gets in trouble with his wife after he falls for their maid. At one point, Sandler makes a sandwich, and it looks amazing.

Hunger rating: 10/10

CHINESE FOOD BY ALISON GOLD (2013)

"I love fried rice/ I love noodles / I love Chow mein... I like the egg rolls / and the wonton soup / This makes me feel so so good." Remember Friday by Rebecca Black? Well, the same guy who wrote that also wrote this and it's just as silly.

Hunge rating: 5/10

BIRTHDAY CAKE BY RIHANNA FT CHRIS BROWN (2012)

"He want that cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake cake..." Rihanna teams up with the guy who punched her repeatedly in the face for this tasteless ode to her, uh, cake. Cake should be nice, not dirty!

Hunger rating: 6/10

COOKIE JAR BY GYM CLASS HEROES (2008)

"My girl be setting booby traps / To catch me eating Scooby snacks." There's nothing worse than getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar because OH MAN, BUSTED!

Hunger rating: 7/10

STRAWBERRY SWING BY COLDPLAY (2009)

"They were sitting, they were sitting in the strawberry swing / And every moment was so precious." Not sure what a strawberry swing is, but it sounds fun.

Hunger rating: 8/10

MILKSHAKE BY KELIS (2003)

"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard / And they're like / It's better than yours." I'm not entirely certain that Milkshake is just about milkshakes, but one thing's for sure: This is one raunchy, sassy 'shake from da street, yo!

Hunger rating: 9/10


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