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Top 10 Fictional Foodies of All-Time

SF Weekly posted a list of the Top 10 foodies from TV and movies this week. On the list are Augustus Gloop from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” Remy from Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille and Liz Lemon from NBC’s “30 Rock.”

See the rest of the list here.

While I love the Gene Wilder version of “Willy Wonka” and “Ratatouille” is one of my favorite Disney-Pixar-animated flicks, I feel this list is missing some of the greatest fictional foodies. Here are some more to consider:

Hannibal Lecter
He scared legions of people away from fava beans and a nice chianti in 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs,” but Sir Anthony Hopkins portrayal of Hannibal Lecter is one that is deep in our memories and in our stomachs.

Vianne from “Chocolat”
The 2000 Oscar-nominated “Chocolat” with Juliette Binoche as “Vianne,” is one of those quintessential films about food that goes deep into your mind and soul with an almost poetic look at chocolate and sweets.

Mr. Creosote in “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life”
One of the grosser foodie moments in film is Terry Jones’ portrayal of an overindulgent eater who takes gluttony to a whole ‘nother level.

Sally in “When Harry Met Sally”
With her complicated ordering style and her famous fit in a New York deli, Sally Albright is one of the greatest foodies from film.

So, I’ve only delved into some of my favorites from movies, but who are your favorite foodies from film and TV? Share your ideas in the comments section.


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