Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mambo Gelato and more...

I am having a wonderful food and music weekend. 
Susie@The Mill House put me on to two great books 

which have transcended me into culinary heaven. That combined with 
Leigh@Brabourne Farm wonderful images of summer lunch scenes 

and my music of the moment, the soundtrack from the movie 'No Reservations'.

I just love cooking to 'Mambo Gelato"by Ray Gelato. 
If you ever need a kick start,
listen to this...(click on 'Mambo Gelato)

This of course reminds me of other movies that inspire me 
to pull out the apron and my favourite blue crueset pot...

I am off to make Nigella's Minestone soup while I gyrate to the sounds of 'Mambo Gelato.'
How about you, any inspiring cooking movies?  
I am always looking for suggestions.

Images 2 via Brabourne Farm
all other images via Google


  1. What a wonderful post! It inspired me...and there were a couple of those movies I haven't seen. Think I have to see them :)

  2. Love this post! I made minestrone yesterday... but not to the great music you enjoyed! I love your movie list! I happen to have Chocolat from Netflix here right now. Off to a great day. What a sweet give-away.
    My word varification... is bless!

  3. Hi Jeanne
    Well I have a few favourite foodie movies.. One being the original German version of No Reservations.. The English name was Mostly Martha... A good friend of mine is a chef and I swear some of those scenes are based on her.. hahah

    Looks like you're having a lot of fun... and making me very hungry!!! Love all the movies references.. xx Julie

  4. I love your movie list and I even loved Julie and Julia but I hate to cook. Seriously I think I would rather do dishes then cook. Maybe all I need is that great Mambo Gelato music while I cook to keep me inspired and then I'll think of you cooking too! :)
    Happy Cooking and dancing!

  5. i love this post! (and the quote on the bag). Think I may need to download that No Reservations soundtrack...

  6. Looks like a great weekend to me! Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

  7. Ooooooo i adore this post !!
    HaPpY SuNdAy !

  8. P.s.

  9. Have you seen "Big Night"?
    With Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rossellini?

  10. Pamela,
    I just watched the trailer...I don't think I have seen it but it looks like fun. I am going to add it to the list!

  11. Watched Julie and Julia again last night, 3rd time, this tim with lovely daughter....enjoyed it much! Can you spell BUTTER?

  12. Hi there Jeanne,
    I have had all of Nigella's book's and cooked very successfully from them, One of my favourite cookery books was a birthday present from my son and daughter-in-law. It's ' and dreams' by Tessa Kiros.We had just been to Venice and it is the most glorious book with beautiful photographs and wonderful recipes. Meredy @ Count It All Joy has featured it on her latest post, along with some other wonderful books. I see that you have her on your sidebar so you have probably read her post. Your examples of 'foody' films include some of my favourites...'Chocolat', being one of my absolute favourites (did you see Johnny Depp and Tim Burton on Jonathan Ross on Friday?') as is 'Under A Tuscan Sun' along with 'Julie and Julia'. It was only a short while ago that I saw 'No Reservations' and I loved it, even though I'm not the biggest Catherine Zeta Jones fan.
    Enjoy your Minestrone and keep dancing !! XXXX

  13. Jeanne - I am so glad you are enjoying these two sure they will both be on your bookshelf for a long time. They are both great to 'dip into' when you are looking for inspiration - either a boost for the soul or the stomach (and what more is there really?) Hope the minestrone was good! Keep dancing, cooking & enjoying life! x

  14. Dear Jeanne,

    I just looked over your movie list and I see two movies, No reservations and Mostly Martha. Did you know that the US version was a remake of the German film Mostly Martha?
    Which version did you like?
    Though I am German, I preferred the German as it was more balanced and not syrupy.
    We should compare notes as I have a few others, like Babbett's Feast and a Japanese one. I love to collect a few films on cooking.

    Have a wonderful week,

  15. Thanks Egmont,
    I prefer Mostly Martha too and knew they were the same film. A different twist to the story but I love the music to the second film. Would love more suggestions:) List away!


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