There’s a reason why product placement exists in movies, so audiences can be influenced to purchase those products which are associated with their favourite actors or characters.
For the following movies, however, there was no intention to push these foods on purpose. (Except maybe butterbeer – everything in “Harry Potter” can be turned into lucrative businesses). It’s just that, they were served up so well in the scenes that audiences just can’t forget about them. Scroll below to see our favourite foods that are made famous by movies.
Never mind that the now iconic dish represents class division in society, fans of the Oscar-winning Korean movie “Parasite” are clamouring to get a taste of Jjapaguri or Ram-Don. (Minus the Hanwoo beef, though.)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The “Harry Potter” franchise is filled with ordinary food, given a touch of magic, that are now famous the world over. Arguably the most popular and iconic is the Butterbeer. Whip one up yourself (no wand needed) or if you can, visit a Wizarding World to get a more authentic taste.
When talking about movie food, the mention of “Pulp Fiction” will conjure up this scene of Vincent Vega commenting on whether the milkshake Mia Wallace ordered was really worth $5. Save some cash by making this yourself, you just need milk and ice cream.
Lady and the Tramp
Who would’ve thought that one of the most iconic food scenes in cinema comes from a movie about dogs? This Tony’s Spaghetti and Meatballs is basically a staple for any romantic dinner now, thanks to Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp”.
Whether the titular queen of “Marie Antoinette” ate cake or macarons, Sofia Coppola’s 2006 movie helped popularise macarons so much that there’s even one named after the queen.
Timpano, timballo or timbale – doesn’t matter what name it goes by, the Italian baked dish is sure to impress with its size. After 1996’s “Big Night”, it received a boost of popularity as everyone tried recreating the timpano shown in the movie.