Turner Classic Movies: Movie Night Menus: dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by the Films We Love – Tenaya Darlington and Andre Darlington (Running Press)
Take thirty classic movies from a variety of genres and pair them with food and drink combos that fit well with the movie’s story lines and you end up with the winning combo that is at the heart of Turner Classic Movies: Movie Night Menus: dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by the Films We Love, from brother and sister writing duo, Tenaya Darlington and Andre Darlington.
The idea here is not to take food and drinks that were served in the movie per see, but to take inspiration from the film’s time period, setting or theme and create unique dishes and drinks that make a perfect match.
This makes for some interesting gastric concoctions and I think it will make for some equally interesting dinner/screening parties. Take the James Bond classic, Dr. No, with its exotic locales in Jamaica, curvy Bond girl Ursula Andress and the always cool British spy then it only makes sense that the menu features martinis and spicy jerk seasoned shrimp. Now you get the idea.
The movies are as carefully curated as the menus they are paired with including; Casablanca, Giant, Some Like It Hot, Moonstruck, the Big Chill among many classics. This one is a perfect slice of fun and will be a great reference for die hard film fans or those seeking to expand there horizons.