Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel.
I'm looking for books, movies and TV shows which involve both food and travel. I want something which have a certain feel and mood about them - I'm not sure if there is a word for it, though, but I'm sure you know this: like time stops, like you're in the right place and there's no where else you'd rather be, like everything is luscious and peaceful and beautiful and goddamn-I-wish-this-is-my-life kind of feeling.
To give you some background, here are some of what I've read/seen and liked, not necessarily favourites, but based on my criteria above:
- It Must Have Been Something I Ate by Jeffrey Steingarten
- Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
- Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
are some suggestions for fiction; they're great, but I wonder if there is something that combines both food and travel? Maybe memoirs? Non-fiction?
- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Something's Gotta Give
Okay, some of these don't consist of both food and travel at the same time, which is why I am wondering if such exists somewhere, and if you guys can help me out :)
For TV shows it's more apparent. I like the following and if you can suggest more, I'd appreciate it:
- Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten
- French Food at Home with Laura Calder
- No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain
- Chef at Home with Michael Smith
- and that Spain special where it has Mario Battali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Bittman and one other woman
I am a writer, in my middle-20s, and I dream of traveling someday and maybe finding a lovely place where I can settle down, write, cook, and whatnot. Probably plant herbs or something. Invite friends over every night. Looks impossible right now from my end, but hey, one can dream, yeah?
are nice, but I'm not exactly looking for something to cook. Other AskMefi threads I've checked out are about farming
, cooking and history
, world cuisine
- but I guess I am just looking for something more.
P.P.S. I might have a special place in my heart for France, though I've never been there. I grew up listening to Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Jacques Brel. I also love wine and poetry, if that would help. But please feel free to suggest other places, settings and cultures! :)