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:

Denise said...

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.

Jodie Humphrey said...

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?

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A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Have you seen Blood and Chocolate? One of my favorite werewolf movies :)

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djinnia said...

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.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

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

Sujata Ravi said...

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!

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NotesinaBook Blog said...

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

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Trudy said...

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

Trudy said...

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!

Trudy said...

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!

Trudy said...

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

Trudy said...

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. ;-)

Trudy said...

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

Trudy said...

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

Darcy said...

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

Trudy said...

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

Eva A. said...

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

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Eva A. said...

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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Trudy said...

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

Trudy said...

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.

Leanna said...

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. 👼

Trudy said...

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

Luana Krause said...

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

Trudy said...

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

Pamela Wright said...

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

Trudy said...

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.