Screen-to-Table Cookbook: Celebrating Food in the Best Films of 2014

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Just in time for the Oscars, we’re please to launch the First Annual Screen-to-Table Cookbook to celebrate the delicious ways food was depicted in the most popular films of 2014.

Over the past year, food has played a starring role in films such as “Chef” and “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” as well as a supporting role adding narrative flavor to Oscar contenders including “The Imitation Game,” “Boyhood” and “The Theory of Everything.” The many ways food was used in the films of 2014 helped spawn amusing Screen-to-Table award categories such as:

  • “Most Dysfunctional Family Dinner”
  • “Most Delectable Comfort Food”
  • “Most Obsessive-Compulsive Plating/Food Presentation”
  • “Most Mouthwatering Cuisine”
  • “Most Uninhibited Table Manners”
  • “Most Biblical-Inspired Food Scene”
  • “Most Delectable Dessert”
  • “Most Science-Inspired Beverage”
  • “Most Science-Inspired Food”
  • “Most Violent Dinner Scene”
  • “Film Most Likely to Inspire You to Go to Culinary School”
  • “Most Adorable Eater”
  • “2014 Most Delicious Movie”

Over the years, movies have depicted food in all sorts of ways. Sometimes it’s the foundation of the story, as in “Julie & Julia” (2009) and last year’s “Chef” and “The Hundred-Foot Journey.”  In such films, recipes come to life as food is itself a central character. In other films, food plays a scrumptious supporting role helping add zest to the storyline. It’s difficult to forget the kitchen scenes in “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas,” Jack Nicolson’s side order of toast in “Five Easy Pieces,” and the challenge of scoring the perfect little burger in “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.”

This year’s Oscar films inspire such scenes enrich storylines and inspire home cooks to explore new cuisines.  The “First Annual Screen-to-Table Cookbook” (app and ebook) filled with recipes inspired by the award winners. Sample recipes include “Coming-of-Age S’mores” (from “Boyhood”), “Black Hole Coffee” (from “The Theory of Everything”) and “Walk a Thousand Miles Oatmeal” (from “Wild”).

The new cookbook is available for FREE as an ebook on BakeSpace.com (http://bit.ly/screen2tablecookbook) and as an iPad app via the Apple App Store (download BakeSpace’s free Cookbook Café app http://bit.ly/cookbookcafe and search “Screen-to-Table”).

Food and film enthusiasts can tune in live to the saucy awards ceremony produced by BakeSpace.com and part of the weekly KitchenParty culinary talks show series Hangout on Google+ – see the video:

The awards will be presented by KitchenParty co-hosts Babette Pepaj (founder, BakeSpace.com) and Rene Lynch (writer/editor, Los Angeles Times). Babette and Rene will be joined by guest commentators Brett Erlich (pop culture contributor, ABC News/host, YouTube’s “Pop Trigger”) and Lee Farber (writer/co-executive producer, E!’s “The Soup”).

And the winners are…..

More Film/TV film cookbooks produced by BakeSpace.com that you might enjoy: 

‘CHEF’ the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe

Disney’s Tinker Bell “Secret of the Wings Cookbook”

Desperate Housewives: Juicy Dishes & Saucy Bites

Super Buddies Homemade Doggie Treats

About the KitchenParty Hangout Series on Google+

KitchenParty brings culinary, pop culture and digital media influencers together to discuss the latest food trends. The show is produced by BakeSpace.com and currently has more than 1.1 million subscribers on our Google+ Hangout Series. Each episode is live streamed to an audience that can interact directly with hosts and guest influencers in real time via Google+ and Twitter.

About BakeSpace.com

BakeSpace.com was launched in 2006 as the Web’s first food social network and recipe swap. The site has earned multiple Webby Award honors, and boasts more than 60,000 member-submitted recipes. In 2012, BakeSpace launched Cookbook Café – the first publishing platform that enables anyone (home cook, brand, nonprofit organization, etc.) to create, market and sell a cookbook as both a web-based ebook and an iPad app. BakeSpace also produces the traveling TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference held in cities across North America. More information is available at http://BakeSpaceMedia.com.

Hi! I’m Babette, the Founder of BakeSpace.com. You can also find me on BAKESPACE.COM and on Twitter @BAKESPACE.

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