The TV shows and movies we watch have the ability to impact us in some surprising ways.
From tears of sadness when our favorite couple breaks up to feeling absolute joy when the protagonist finally reaches their goal, the media we consume can make us experience countless things… including hunger. That’s why we’ve gathered 15 recipes inspired by our favorite movies and TV shows to help you satisfy those cravings!
1. Ratatouille from Disney’s “Ratatouille.”
If you’ve seen this classic, you’ll no doubt remember the iconic scene where the food critic takes the first bite of the dish that Remy, the protagonist, made. Children and parents alike found themselves wishing they could take a bite of their own — and now they can!
2. Floury baps (buns) and veggie burgers from Paul Hollywood of “The Great British Bake Off.”
You might not be able to taste a dish directly from the incredibly popular “The Great British Bake Off,” but you can try one of their recipes! In fact, the show’s official website is full of tasty dishes from the judges and competitors, including these delicious and adorable veggie burgers!
3. Chocolate truffles from the movie “Chocolat.”
With a title like that, it’s no wonder this romantic drama has inspired real-life recipes. These delicious truffles are the perfect snack to have while watching this or any other movie!
4. Homemade pop tarts from “Gilmore Girls.”
Lorelai and Rory are sweet tooth queens, needing a dessert with just about every meal, breakfast included. In fact, one of Lorelai’s favorite morning snacks is a pop tart. That’s why we’re sure she’d approve of this homemade strawberry pop tart recipe.
5. Ricotta pizza from “Mystic Pizza.”
One of the best-known lines from this ’80s coming-of-age film was delivered by Julia Roberts’ character Daisy: “I’m gonna be slingin’ pizza for the rest of my life.” That may or may not be true (spoilers!), but in any case, now you can give it a shot, too!
6. Butterbeer from “Harry Potter.”
What would the world of Harry Potter be without the infamous butterbeer? We can’t even imagine! Although it comes from a fictional world, this sweet treat can be made from your very own home.
7. Beignets from “The Princess and the Frog.”
Princess Tiana is famous for her delicious New Orleans cuisine, and one of her most famous dishes has to be her beignets. Unfortunately, we can’t get them directly from the famous fictional chef, but we can give them a shot ourselves.
8. Rachel’s English trifle from “Friends.” Well, kind of…
We’ll never forget the iconic scene where Rachel reveals her English trifle, which includes “beef sautéed with peas and onions” and an assortment of sweet treats better saved for dessert. As gross as her accidental twist on the dish turned out to be (at least for everyone but Joey), we have to admit the real deal sounds pretty amazing.
9. Boeuf bourguignon from “Julie & Julia.”
The iconic Julia Child can be seen in all sorts of media, all the way from books to movies starring A-list actors like Meryl Streep. If you’ve ever watched this movie, you’ve no doubt left it feeling hungry. But have you ever given one of the dishes from the movie a shot?
10. Apple pie from “When Harry Met Sally.”
Some may say that Sally gives way too many demands when it comes to her apple pie order. Others would say she’s simply a woman who knows what she wants. We say apple pie is delicious, and we want what she’s having!
11. Rufus Humphrey’s famous waffles from “Gossip Girl.”
This popular drama is full of scandals and heartbreak, but it’s also full of decadent waffles. No, seriously, they’re everywhere. That’s why even Rufus, a self-proclaimed “really good” waffle maker, would approve of these fluffy creations.
12. Cacio e Pepe pasta sauce from “Eat Pray Love.”
“Italians take every ingredient they know and make a feast of it,” author Elizabeth Gilbert said. And there is no exception when it comes to sauces. One of the most popular is a simple yet delicious Roman pasta sauce!
13. Empire biscuits from Pixar’s “Brave.”
Merida’s rambunctious little brothers are known for causing all kinds of chaos, as many younger siblings tend to do. They’re also known for their love of desserts, including the popular dish sometimes referred to as the Scottish empire biscuit.
14. Arroz con pollo from “I Love Lucy.”
Ricky Ricardo’s favorite dish has always been arroz con pollo, AKA chicken and rice. He was better off letting Lucy cook it for him, but with this recipe, you’re guaranteed to do even better than he did.
15. Spaghetti and meatballs from “Lady and the Tramp.”
This classic Disney movie is synonymous with the dinner scene between the two puppy leads. The adorable date fittingly features a classic dish, and we’re sure this recipe is one that both Lady and Tramp would adore.
So much food, so little time! We’re already making a grocery list so we can make these dishes ASAP. Which one will you be trying first?
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