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Food 'n Flix: Under the Tuscan Sun ROUNDUP

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My film choice for hosting Food 'n Flix this month was an all-time favorite chick-travel-food flick, Under the Tuscan Sun. From the first time I watched this movie, I've wanted to move to Tuscany...although I prefer mine to happen without the major life change that led Frances there.  Unfortunately, it's not all that simple to uproot the family, figure out how to transport us and our most cherished belongings, and our putty-tats to Tuscany.  We don't know anybody.  We'd have nowhere to live.  We don't speak Italian (though I think knowing Spanish will help...seeing how they're both romance languages...many words are close).  Know what?  If somebody offered us the opportunity...we'd go anyway.  Surely our very own Bramasole waits for us.

Thanks so much to everybody who watched the film and drew inspiration in the kitchen with me this month.  Let's see what everybody came up with!
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Tina from Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor made an Italian Meal that included mouthwatering Bruschetta and Pasta with Italian flavors and of course a bottle of wine. Delicious!

My (Heather from girlichef) comforting Tuscan White Bean Soup helped to satisfy the"yearning for the sun" that I always feel after watching this film!

Ali from Jam Hands went the way of pasta as well with some Goat Cheese, Avocado, and Slow Roasted Tomatoes Penne .
Maria from Cocina Diary chose to make Spaghetti Limone Parmiggiano because it is bright, simple, and happy and that reminds her of Frances and her journey.

Next up is this beautiful Watermelon Sorbet from Deb at Kahakai Kitchen...tell me it doesn't just SCREAM "summer in Tuscany"!

Eating this gorgeous dish of Garlic and Greens Spaghetti...and apparently channeling my dreams...Kim from Stirring the Pot had a little "escape" time while watching this flick.

Danielle from All Things Yummy watched Under the Tuscan Sun for the first time and soaked up the excuse to make some delicious Italian-inspired food... Tomato Bruschetta and Tuscan Lemon Chicken, to be exact.

When Ana from Anasbageri watches the film, it makes her think of past summers with hard work and simple delicious food with friends and family...I'd definitely sit back and relax with a dish of this beautiful Zabaglione Gelato w/ Lime & Blueberries.

I'm happy to have Roz from la bella vita joining in F 'n F this month with this super-thick, super-Tuscan Bistecca Fiorentina that her and her hubby shared for a Memorial Day meal.
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Thanks so much to everybody who watched my Food 'n Flix flick for the month of May...Under the Tuscan Sun!
Deb from Kahakai Kitchen is hosting Food 'n Flix at her place next month...and we'll be watching and cooking food inspired by the film No Reservations.  Check out her announcement for more details and check out future hosts over at the Food 'n Flix hosting schedule.
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25 comments

  1. What a fun post! Everything looks so good!

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  2. Wonderful foods cooked related to famous movie. I will if i can make next time.

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  3. love the Zabaglione Gelato w/ Lime & Blueberries, but I cannot understand the language and when I saw the google translate button, it is Portuguese =)

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  4. @raquel.erecipe...Yes, Ana speaks/writes Portuguese. My translate button works to translate it to English, but mine is on my toolbar..?? I think she added a small English translation at the bottom of her post, as well. Definitely looks delicious, doesn't it!? =)

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  5. Wow look at all of these fantastic dishes...I love that movie, and the book :)

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  6. What a great post! I loved that movie too! check this post out. and follow the link...
    http://thebest1-2punchrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/04/bella-italiana.html
    for the lemoncello recipe!

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  7. I love that movie as well! It makes me want to pack my bags and have a great adventure. Terrific selections of Italian dishes.

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  8. unbelievable!...they all look so wonderful...I loved that movie and have watched it a couple of times as well...Diane Lane is great in that...sometimes the only reason you do something like that is because of a life upheaval....we stay pretty close to our comfort zones normally.....

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  9. what a wonderful roundup
    wow next click is a nice one as well

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  10. It's funny, I RARELY crave Italian food...but this round up? Makes me want to boil up a pot of water for pasta and get cooking!

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  11. Yummy! thank you for sharing all wonderful recipes!

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  12. I am in love - with the post, the food, the film and the inspiration of bloggers.

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  13. Shoot! I even rented that movie the other week and watched it and then forgot to make something. Oh well, I enjoyed watching it again. Great foods here too!

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  14. Heather, this really is a great round-up; I could just gobble all of this great food that everyone prepared! Thanks for hosting againg - - great movie (and book) choice). When do we get go to Tuscany now? :-D

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  15. Thank you for hosting! what a lovely round up! cant wait for next month.

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  16. Raquel - just click on the cookie picure on the right, to get the recipe in English.

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  17. I have always loved that movie! And I love Tuscan Bean Soup! Win-win!

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  18. A fabulous round-up based on a favorite movie. I must try to get my act together and join your lovely film group.

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  19. I did that. I quite my job out of the blue and moved to New Zealand by myself on my own two dimes. I went back to school and had some things of mine shipped on a frieghter and left the rest with my parents (which was a huge gesture and they were suprisingly supportive). The women at work loved the movie 'eat pray love' but couldn't wrap their minds around someone doing it in real life and thought it was 'depressing' not having a man along which is the whole point of both those movies (even though they end up getting men in the end which defeats the original message entirely). granted i was 25 when i did it unmarried and childless (with so much student loan debt that it was either move or jump in front of a rampaging bull to end my sorrow). The girls my age all wanted engagement rings and fancy weddings but the older women were really proud and supportive. Anyway, bottom line, food is probably the most universal...and alcohol...way of bonding, self-soothing and finding home. The first thing I did when I got there was eat and I have learned many new dishes. All of us international students cook from our countries and share it. I have never had to explain candied yams before and they thought it was desert! I have been here four months now and I still can't believe I did it!

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  20. What a great round up Heather--so many gorgeous dishes and different choices--everyone did a fabulous job. Thanks for hosting and I am happy to carry the torch for this month. ;-)

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  21. @Hungry- Good for you!! That's amazing...I'm so happy to hear that you did it =) I never doubted for a moment that people actually get up and go...see the world and experience new things. Congrats to you.

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  22. I'm so happy I got the push I needed to watch this movie again and I love all the foodie picks shown here. I've always wanted to try the limone pasta, as well as Roz's florentine bistecca, and don't even get me started on how thick and creamy your bean soup looks. There's some fine looking dishes posted here. I think we should go to Italy more often ;-)

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  23. Thank you so much for hosting. What tasty looking pics and recipes everyone made. :D

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