Midnight in Paris Round-Up

Welcome to the Food ‘n Flix round-up for Midnight in Paris.  I took the opportunity of being safer at home and re-watched the movie a couple of times.  (I have totally lost track as to how many times I have seen Midnight in Paris!)

Many of you posted that, like me, you’re not a huge Woody Allen fan but fortunately most of us found this quirky little sleeper unlike his other films.


Culinary Adventures with Camilla is always on-the-money and is the first to post for our Food ‘n Flix Rounds.     This continued to be true for May.  Camilla hadn’t seen the film, is not a huge Allen fan, but found the film enjoyable.  I appreciated her take on Gil’s character:  “as he deepens his relationships with those individuals of substance, his relationship with the superficial and materialistic Inez begins to crumble.”

Camilla made a French-style Frangipane Tart with Pixie Tangerines (using some very fresh fruit from a farmer friend in California which makes me think of last month’s film, Biggest Little Farm.)

Tina from Squirrel Head Manor whipped up a delicious looking Apple Tartin.

Tina “loved seeing the sights of Paris and the back-in-time sequences” and writes that “Marion Cotillard, Corey Stoll and Owen Wilson stole the show.  There isn’t much food but the wine and champagne flows.”

Wendy from A Day in the Life on a Farm enjoyed the film, too.  “This is a fun filled movie that I don’t know how I missed for all these years.  There is not a lot of food in this movie but there are a lot of cocktails and wine.”   

Not finding a lot of food inspiration on the screen, Wendy pulled out Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten and whipped up a great brunch dish, Herbed Baked Eggs.

I’d like to welcome back Terri from Our Good Life.  It’s been a while since she linked up to FnF.    Because of all the drinking in the film, she created a refreshing cocktail:  “I was inspired by all the various bar scenes to come up with a cocktail that could be my signature cocktail, just like Zelda drank martinis and Hemingway a mojito.”

Here’s her Cucumber-Mint Fizz.   So good!

I posted on the next to the last day.  I am really impressed by the food that the fellow-members pulled out of their kitchens.   For me, though, it had to be a cocktail (but no bathtub gin).

Here’s a Golden Age cocktail to honor Gil’s preoccupation with Golden Age Living (as coined by that pedantic gentleman).

Amy ‘s Cooking Adventures went the classic route and made these beautiful baguettes.  How much more Parisian can one get?  But wait, there’s more.  Amy also made croissants!  

Amy enjoyed the film:  “The movie was quirky and funny.  I loved the sense of whimsy, the 1920’s setting, and everything.  I loved that it made me realize that so many of the great writers and artists of that time would have known each other and interacted on a regular basis.  It’s amazing!”

Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen also made a classic.  While she points out there’s not a lot of food inspiration in the film, she decided to make a French sweet, Palmiers.She writes:  “So while there wasn’t a lot of food for obvious inspiration, there was plenty of alcohol and drinking happening…from Champagne, wine, and whiskey sours to absinthe and bathtub gin. But who really needs obvious inspiration when the film is set in Paris, one of the greatest food-destinations in the world?”


Kimberly from Coffee and Casseroles was able to join up this month.   She had already seen the film and was hoping that the second go around would be a bit better.

I should have loved it.All the markings of my kind of movie was there. It’s a Woody Allen movie, it’s about a writer, it’s about time travel, it’s about art and magick.  Only, for me it missed the mark. Sitting through it a second time for group, I was halfway hoping I had missed something the first time around, that maybe since it’s been almost a decade I’d discover something in it I liked. Nope. Still not doing much for me.

But, she did pull together a great recipe, in fact two.  The first recipe was inspired by what James Joyce ate, frankfurters and sauerkraut.  Not being able to find kraut and not happy with how the finished product photographed, she whipped up “Mock Steak and Kidney Pie,” inspired from the Louis IV’s brief table scene.  

Thanks to everyone for participating this month.   I hope you enjoyed the virtual trek to Paris (and the 1920s).   For June,  Culinary Adventures with Camilla is taking us on another virtual vacay—to Hawaii.  Pick any film set or filmed in Hawaii, make your foodie lists, become inspired, and post up.   Here’s her announcement post. This is bound to be a fun round!

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