COOKING WITH SCORSESE
Published by Hato Press
21 x 11 cm
Price: 75 lei
Cookbooks come in all shapes and sizes, but none have embraced a movie theme quite like this series. Across three volumes, ‘Cooking with Scorsese and Others’ offers an homage to food in film by showing memorable scenes in sequences of screenshots. From films where food is the central theme, such as ‘Julie & Julia’ (2009), ‘Tortilla Soup’, ‘Babette’s Feast’ (1987), and ‘Tampopo’ (1985), to ones in which it plays a supporting role, like ‘The Scent of Green Papaya’ (1993), ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’ (1994), and ‘Goodfellas’ (1990), dozens of classic, cult, and perhaps underappreciated or forgotten films can be experienced again in this gastronomic celebration of cinema.
Iron-cooked ham and cheese sandwiches, cailles en sarcophagi, explosive pissing beef balls; low, high, accessible, obscure, comical – food, like art, is served up in various guises, but whatever form it takes, it shares the common traits of being a stimulant as well as a necessity for living. Food and art also share a common space at the heart of Hato’s practice. Each day they serve up a communal afternoon meal, creating an opportunity to down tools and enjoy the moment. Now, with this book – a black- and-white trailer for a full colour feature to be published soon – they welcome you to join in this homage to both food, and to films that celebrate eating in all sorts of compelling ways.
– Ananda Pellerin, Editor, The Gourmand