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Dishes Inspired by Your Favorite Rom-Com Movies

Love and good food are unmistakably intertwined. That's why we're not surprised to see some of our favorite bites making cameos in some of the most successful romantic comedies. Feeling inspired? Host a theme night by pairing each movie with their most iconic dish.

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Chocolate Truffles Inspired by Chocolat

There’s nothing like the richness of melt-in-your mouth chocolate, as this steamy rom-com will tell you. Our favorite scene? When Vianne (Juliette Binoche) predicts what type of chocolate locals will prefer with the spin of an ancient disc. Though, we don’t need any magic to know that you’ll love these decadent truffles.
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Lemon Gelato Inspired by Eat, Pray, Love

As Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) says, “I want to go somewhere I can marvel at something. Language, gelato…spaghetti!” Enjoy a scoop—or two—while watching this wonderlust-inducing film.
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Spiced Pink Lady Inspired by Pretty in Pink

Here’s how to host the ultimate ’80s movie night: Invite your friends over for a showing of Pretty in Pink and serve up a batch of these colorful cocktails.
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Apple Pie Inspired by Sweet Home Alabama

Old-fashioned recipes are a staple of the South, and this dessert, inspired by the Reese Witherspoon rom-com, is definitely one of them.
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One-Pot Meaty Spaghetti Inspired by No Reservations

There’s nothing more heartwarming than when Zoe (Abigail Breslin) finally decides to take a bite of spaghetti after being won over by hearth-trob Nick (Aaron Eckhart) in this romantic story between two professional chefs. Treat yourself to a steaming bowl of pasta with our easy recipe.
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Broiled Lobster Inspired by Annie Hall

Remember when Diane Keaton and Woody Allen struggle to get the live lobsters in a pot to boil? Try your luck and laugh at the iconic scene.
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Mocha Drink from You've Got Mail

Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) spat back and forth over literary novels and “mochaccinos” in this classic rom-com film. Sip along as you watch their unlikely relationship evolve.
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Irish Soda Bread Inspired By P.S. I Love You

We’re pretty sure that comfort food is a must as you indulge this heart-wrenching film featuring love and loss. Our traditional Irish Soda Bread is the perfect pairing.

Alexa Erickson
Inspired by balance, Alexa finds that her true inner peace comes from executing a well-rounded lifestyle. An avid yogi, hiker, beach bum, music and art enthusiast, salad aficionado, adventure seeker, animal lover, and professional writer, she is an active individual who loves to express herself through the power of words. Follow her adventures on Instagram: @lextraordinary1, and follow her work at: alexaerickson.contently.com.
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