Unbeknownst to some, I am quite gluttonic. Back in my younger days in JASMS, I had the appetite of a teenage boy. I would down a plate of sizzling beef with rice and veggies for the 10 AM snack time followed by a lunch of either a Big Mac meal or menudo and rice from the cafeteria. Dessert would be ice cream and a bag of Doritos then after school and soccer practice, I'd be in Mcdonald's again with my teammates having either a cheeseburger meal and a sundae or 1-piece chicken (thigh part) with extra rice. If you think that's enough food for one day, think again. Our old helper cooked so well that I'd usually have a late dinner at home too. Rice again of course. Carbs, carbs, carbs. Now at 25, I luckily still get to wear my Levi's from my junior year in highschool although I'm no longer in the soccer team so now I have the gym.
One of the things I can never suppress is my love for food. I easily get swayed by glossy features, commercials and most especially, movies. I used to always have Lucky Me pancit canton in the house because whenever Edu and Lucky's commercial went on air, I'd start craving it. Whenever I'm reading Preview, I make sure to check out Dish's featured restaurant of the month and show my boyfriend the scrumptious looking photos so he'd get urged to go there on our next date too. Being the movie buff that I am, I usually take note of what the actors are eating and how they indulge in it. The more convinced I am that it's good, the more I crave it. Forget that I just ate or that it's late. And when I crave for something, I gotta have it or I can't sleep at all. Worse, it's usually junk food! It's crazy really. I do realize though that I am not getting any younger so I need to eat healthier now.
Anyway, I have compiled a short list of films that make me crave the unhealthy stuff. Hopefully it's also making someone hungry out there. LOL. :-)
MOVIE: WHITE CHICKS
SCENE: When Marcus Copeland (Marlon Wayans) goes on a date with Latrell Spencer (Terry Crews) at Bella and he disgustingly gorges on ribs, steaks and onion rings, among other fatty fatty yummy things.
FOOD CRAVING: Chili's baby back ribs
MOVIE: FOOLS RUSH IN
SCENE: The Grand Canyon scene where Isabel (Selma Hayek) surprises him on his birthday.
FOOD CRAVING: Gray's Papaya hotdogs! But since we don't have it here, Ogie Doggie hotdogs will do. :-)
SCENE: When Miles (Jack Black) and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) has lunch at a Japanese restaurant, she never really got to eat her spicy tuna roll but for some odd reason it made me want one too (plus some California Maki).
FOOD CRAVING: maki from Wasabi or Saisaki
MOVIE: MAN OF THE HOUSE
SCENE: When Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) gets takeout (all meat) pizza while the skinny cheerleaders have salad for dinner.
FOOD CRAVING: Pizza Hut's Super Supreme Pizza with Cheesy Pops.
MOVIE: YOU'VE GOT MAIL
SCENE: Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Birdie Conrad (Jean Stapleton) grab sandwiches for lunch.
FOOD CRAVING: A Slice Of Meat's Tuna Sandwich
MOVIE: FENG SHUI
SCENE: All the dinner scenes (corned beef seems to be the only thing they have)!
FOOD CRAVING: I don't like Chunky Corned beef. I prefer Hereford.
MOVIE: 13 GOING ON 30
SCENE: When Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) goes back to her old home and has strawberry pancakes for breakfast.
FOOD CRAVING: Cafe Christina's or Pancake House's strawberry pancakes.
MOVIE: TALLADEGA NIGHTS
SCENE: Family lunch in the beginning of the movie.
FOOD CRAVING: Kentucky Fried Chicken (with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and the works).
SCENE: Nicole Oakley (Kirsten Dunst) and Maddy (Taryn Manning) takes Carlos (Jay Hernandez) home after the football game and they grab some grub at a Mexican place.
FOOD CRAVING: Burritos, soft tacos and nachos.
MOVIE: HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS
SCENE: 2 scenes - a.) When Andie (Kate Hudson) eats a burger for lunch with her work mates.
b.) When Ben (Matthew McConaughey) makes her grilled lamb for dinner.
FOOD CRAVING: Again, Chili's baby back ribs (I can't eat lamb so for some reason I crave this instead) and Brothers Burgers cheeseburger (with a side of onion rings that is).
MOVIE: DOWN WITH LOVE
SCENE: Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor) pretends to be some scientist and invites Barbara Novack (Renee Zellweger) over for dinner.
FOOD CRAVING: Chocolate souffle