Top 8 TV-show food moments

There are so many movies that celebrate food.

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Julie and Julia.

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Ratatouille.

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Chocolat.

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The Waitress.

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And there are so many lists on the web that remind us of these wonderful movies.

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Here is one.
And here is another.

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I don’t know about you, but the number of movies I’ve watched recently has drastically plummeted from earlier.

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This is because I’ve fallen in love with tv-shows.

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I like the continuous engagement, the time taken for character exposition, and the languorous days spent in bed watching episode after episode like a person who has no life whatsoever.

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I enjoy watching vampires, islands, chefs, detectives, housewives, doctors, and high school kids to name a few.

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Yes.
I know.
I am an addict.
A crazy addict.

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So celebrating my love for tv-shows, I’ve put together a list of my top 8 food moments in them.
Yay!

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# 8 Modern family
Season 2/episode 1 (The Old wagon)
The chocolate milk scene

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This is the classic choice a few unlucky boys are forced to make at some point in their lives- mother versus “the other woman in his life”.
Regular chocolate milk versus chocolate milk with a pinch of salt to “bring out the flavour”. And Sofia Vergara’s accent is plain delicious!

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#7 Lost
Season 1/episode 8 (Confidence man)
The peanut butter scene

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Even though there is no actual peanut butter involved in this episode, the whole scene is really heartfelt. Charlie tries his best to get some of the real stuff for Claire, but when he can’t find any, he wins her over with an empty bottle and his charm. He says- “It’s full, full to the brim, with stick to the roof of your mouth, oh, god, makes you want a glass of milk extra smooth. It’s the best bloody peanut butter I’ve ever tasted.” I can practically taste it myself.
(Thanks a ton Charlie- now I’m walking towards my jar with a spoon.)

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#6 The Mentalist
Almost every episode
The tea scene/s

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Patrick Jane loves his tea. He describes tea as “a hug in cup”, and frankly I couldn’t agree more. He usually makes it himself, swiftly dipping the tea bag in a warm cup. It’s most interesting however, when he drinks it under great stress or immense calm. If you’ve seen the season three finale, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
P.s- How painfully cute is he?

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# 5 Desperate housewives
Season 7/episode 19 (The lies ill-concealed)
The pineapple upside-down cake scene

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Gaby (the woman who ordered chinese for Christmas) hides a headset in her lustrous hair (I would KILL for hair like that), and has Bree give her instructions for a cake that her husband (Carlos) knows she didn’t make herself. When he asks her to replicate it and she fails, Bree secretly replaces it with a perfect cake. Gaby then presents the cake to her husband, and says (very dramatically) “If only trust were as easy to make”. It cracks me up! 🙂

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#4 Glee
Season 2/episode 3 (Grilled cheesus)
The grilled cheese scene/s

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This is the one where Finn sees the face of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich and prays to it. Puck is at his charming best in this episode, singing Only the good die young. The sandwich itself looks really delicious by the way- perfectly crispy brown and cheesy. It makes me hungry.

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#3 Sex and the City
Season 3/episode 5 (No ifs, ands, or butts)
The cupcake scene

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When Carrie and Miranda ate those delectable cupcakes outside Magnolia Bakery, it was a big moment in cupcake history. Many say the hysterical popularity of the cupcake began as a result of this episode.
Such is the power of television.
And cupcakes.
I rest my case.

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#2 Friends
Season 7/episode 11 (The one with all the cheesecakes)
The cheesecake scene

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For those who have seen this episode, you must remember that creamy, smooth mess that Chandler and Rachel ate off the floor. Rachel described it as “a buttery, crumbly, graham cracker crust, with a very rich yet light, cream cheese filling…”. Does that not sound heavenly? And don’t you just love it when Joey walks in, pulls a fork out of his pocket, and asks very matter-of-factly- “All right, what are we having?”

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#1 How I met your mother
Season 4/episode 2 (The best burger in New York)
The burger scene/s

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The gang travels all over the city looking for what Marshall says was the best burger he’s ever eaten. And the description of the burger…sigh…”The bun, like a sesame freckled breast of an angel, resting gently on the ketchup and mustard below, flavors mingling in a seductive pas de deux. And then… a pickle! The most playful little pickle! Then a slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce and a patty of ground beef so exquisite, swirling in your mouth, breaking apart, and combining again in a fugue of sweets and savor so delightful.”
I’m drooling. Right. Now. (please say you are too)

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I feel bad for leaving out vampire shows (I LOVE them), but I couldn’t for the life of me think of a food moment in any of them!
Can you?

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Images courtesy:

Modern family
Lost
The Mentalist
Desperate Housewives
Glee
SATC
Friends
How I met you mother

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22 thoughts on “Top 8 TV-show food moments

  1. Wow, you summarized them really well. The cheesecake episode in FRIENDS and the best burger episode in How I Met Your Mother really made me crave for both delicacies at the time I was watching them.
    And now, with you brought up all of them again in your post, I want them! LOL!
    I love TV shows and I love food, and, yes, I love this post 🙂

  2. Watch ‘covert affairs’!!! Light, meaningless, but fun and Piper Perabo, Chris Gorham and Sendhil Ramamurthy make a great triangle!!
    I Like your blog! Anything but food? You know how I need to lose weight. keep going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Vampire show food moment? Every bite is a food moment, every nibble, a small snack, and every chomp, a nutritious meal( for two, if you like sharing with your hot, dead, vampire mate).

  4. You know, you’re making it tough for yourself now…you better post something every day now! Thanks for making my day…yet again!!!!

  5. Stormmm…..You are getting better and better at this with each entry. This one is my personal favourite. Keep this up for a few more weeks and you’ll have publishers lining up at your doorstep! Well done 🙂

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