Food In Film – Where are the Vegans?

Le code a change (Change of Plans), while not directly about food, had the most spectacular food ending.  Well technically it was spectacular after the film ended, during the credits.

Centered on the lives of  M.L. and her friends , the movie focus is on her dinner party featuring the dish Bigos.  Her husband spends hours preparing a food no one is particularly thrilled to try.  I wouldn’t be thrilled either, as it contains Boeuf, veau, porc ou agneau – or beef, veal, pork or lamb, but that’s not the point!

The point is, the dish was featured prominently in the movie, and what was one of the first listings in the credits? (Yes, I watch till the very end). La recette du bigos de roman Polanski!  Yes…The recipe for Bigos from Roman Polanski!

What a fabulous idea, right?  So I thought of many other great food-centered movies: 

Eat drink Man woman and it’s two remakes Tortilla soup and Soul food; Babettes Feast; Big Night; Like Water for Chocolat and I’m sure there are many more, but none of these give us a recipe!

 So now I’m looking for great vegan food movies – and I don’t mean the fabulous documentaries I’ve seen.  I mean fiction: fun story line, great actors – something no one would be afraid to see, in fact a movie that people don’t even realize has no animal products in it unless they are a little enlightened in that way,if you know what I mean.  And then, at the end or on the website or in some movie-related media, there are recipes from the film.

 Am I giving away my million-dollar idea for free here?  Lets make a movie!  Or if you know of a movie like this, let me know.  I think it’s time that Hollywood – in front of the camera –   goes vegan.

I’ve got my film ideas – who wants to help on this project?

 In the meantime, enjoy this trailer for Bigos – I mean Le Code a Change