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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Food in Film: Chocolate

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...
Chocolate
The food of love.

In the film Chocolat (2000), Vianne (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a rural French village and opens a Chocolaterie. Her shop location and timing seem like poor choices--across from a church at the beginning of Lent--but she doesn't worry. Her charm and chocolates eventually woo the villagers... except for Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina). He is determined to abstain from any pleasure, including chocolate.

I want to say I love chocolate, but sadly, this is a food I can easily abuse. Feed me an ounce and I'll take a pound. I find it much easier to completely avoid eating it. Don't worry, you can eat chocolate in my presence and it won't bother me. As long as I don't have it in my system, I'm fine.

Otherwise... this could be me... as Reynaud succumbs to the sweet temptation, followed by guilt, shame, and a sugar coma.

Scene: The Mayor attempts to kill chocolate.

26 comments:

  1. I love chocolate, though not as much as when I was younger. I can actually pass on milk chocolate, unless it is the Swiss brand made with real milk. I enjoyed that movie.

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    1. When I was very young, I liked milk chocolate, but as I aged, I grew to like dark chocolate better.

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  2. I would quite happily eat a whole window display worth of chocolate. Any day!
    I felt like the book was much better than the movie though. Have you read it?

    Believe In Fairy Stories: Theme - Folklore & Fairy Tales

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    1. Your comment tickled me "I would quite happily eat a whole window display worth of chocolate."

      I haven't read the book, so I added it to my list of library books to check out. Thanks!

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    1. You almost lost me at "werewolf" but I looked it up on IMDb and I didn't get the impression it is scary. I might give it a go!

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  4. Another movie I haven't seen.

    I'm not a chocolate addict but I have a weakness for it on certain days like grey ones and when I'm not feeling super cheery. Then the peanut butter mnms come out or the Reese's pb cups.

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    1. Peanut butter and chocolate, two yummy comfort foods combined. If I wasn't a chocolate addict, I would go for that too.

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  5. I love chocolate. I gave it up for Lent this year so I have 2 more weeks without and then look out :)

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    1. I worked with a gal who gave up chocolate for Lent, so I can vividly imagine what you are going through... and what is to come. ;-)

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  6. Love love love chocolate, and like you, could EASILY abuse it. Lovely theme for your challenge, and I look forward to where you go with it!

    https://sujataravi6.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/c-is-for-carbs-atozchallenge/

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I checked out your blog post and can DEFINITELY relate.

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  7. Shockingly I've not actually seen Chocolat! But I do love chocolate :)

    NotesinaBook

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    1. When I learned that Johnny Depp was in the film, I had to see it!

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  8. I am a bona fide chocoholic! I also love this movie. Have you ever seen Like Water for Chocolate - another great film!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I haven't seen Like Water for Chocolate. So many movies, so little time.

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    2. Like Water for Chocolate is a great film. And another food-related film that your post made methink of is A Touch of Spice, because in its Spanish title is a touch of cinnamon.

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    3. A Touch of Spice sounds like a good film. I will watch for it, thanks!

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  9. And who doesn't love chocolate? But it isn't my favourite food, at least.

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    D is for Degollado.

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    1. Who doesn't love chocolate? Oddly, my own son. Sometimes I ask him, "Whose child ARE you??" But seriously, I'm glad he didn't inherit my food issues.

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  10. I like that my hubby doesn't like chocolate...it means more for me! Once he longingly said "I wish there was such a thing as brownies, but without the chocolate." When I responded "They do. They're called blondies." He looked at me in shock (knowing that I had known this all along, yet I had never made blondies for him) and said "Why don't you LOVE ME???" 😂😂😂 He got blondies for Father's Day that year. 👼

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    1. That made me laugh!!! "Why don't you LOVE ME???" So funny. Thanks for sharing that memory!

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  11. I've always been a fan of chocolate but now I prefer dark chocolate. My favorite desert is chocolate cake.

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    1. If I could imbibe in chocolate, I would choose dark chocolate cake with cherry-chocolate frosting.

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  12. Love, love, love chocolate though I have to be in the mood for it. Also love that film and the scene you chose - the mayors final downfall. Great post.

    Pamela @ Highlands Days of Fun

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    1. If I had chocolate in my system, I'd always be in the mood for it. I wish I could be satisfied with just a little bit now and then. Sigh.

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