Charlie Chaplin makes his food dance in this well loved scene from The Gold Rush (1925).

Charlie Chaplin makes his food dance in this well loved scene from The Gold Rush

Two Cooks and a Cabbage (1941) from the BFI National Archive | www.youtube.com/bfifilms

Two Cooks and a Cabbage An amusing guide on the correct way to boil vegetables in times of austerity. Sally and Jane choose different cooking techniques but the message is simple: never boil green vegetables in vast quantities of water.

The Godfather (1972)

What's with All the Oranges?

Oranges Roll By a Fallen Vito Corleone in The Godfather. View this page for the lowdown on the oranges.

Tampopo (1985)

My favourite film: Tampopo

Tampopo, the best Japanese noodle-western, foodie favourite film I've seen … I must have watched this a hundred times and it's still not enough

Babette's Feast (1987)

A Festa de Babette - Gabriel Axel (Babettes gæstebud) - Dinamarca

The centre spread of a press campaign book from the original Brighton Rock (1947) film. From BFI Special Collections.

The centre spread of a press campaign book from the original Brighton Rock film. From BFI Special Collections.

Fear of Fanny (2006)

How TV concocted a recipe for success

As a new drama explores the life of the first celebrity chef, Fanny Cradock, Stephen Pile wonders why generation after generation is happy to watch others do dinner, but won't get stuck in themselves.

Rabbit Pies (1934) from the BFI National Archive | www.youtube.com/bfifilms

A further Parisian lunch, à la displaced author Elizabeth Bard

A carnivorous caper promoting the 1956 Elvis Presley film Love Me Tender. From BFI Special Collections.

A carnivorous caper promoting the 1956 Elvis Presley film Love Me Tender. From BFI Special Collections.

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