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15 Recipes Inspired By Vintage Movies

Eat along with these classic movies.

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Inspired By: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Though Breakfast at Tiffany’s isn’t a full-feature film about the most important meal of the day (wouldn’t that be a great flick?), it does start off with a breakfast scene. Whether you’re eating a Danish outside of a jewelry store or in your kitchen, this breakfast pastry is a real treat.
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Inspired By: Gone with the Wind

The Tara plantation served plenty of good Southern food, and we bet Georgia peach cobbler was on the menu often. It’s a welcome dessert after a ham and fried chicken dinner.

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Inspired By: Casablanca

Rick served all kinds of cocktails at his Moroccan nightclub, Rick’s Café Americain. One of the most intriguing was the French 75, a relatively new drink created in WWI. This champagne cocktail is made with lemon juice and gin. Try the classic French 75 or our other favorite champagne cocktail.
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Inspired By: Forrest Gump

If Forrest Gump taught us anything, it’s that “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” There will be good times and bad times (and hopefully lots of chocolate along the way).
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Inspired By: The Godfather

Italian food is a big part of The Godfather. Food is tradition, and it’s important to the Corleone family. Whether it’s lasagna, cannolis, spaghetti sauce….or even deathly oranges.
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Inspired By: The Sound of Music

We don’t wonder why crisp apple strudels are among Maria’s favorite things. They’re sweet and delicious!
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Inspired By: Singing in the Rain

Who could forget when Kathy, played by Debbie Reynolds, jumped out of a huge tiered cake in Singing in the Rain? Our pink and white layered cake isn’t as big, but at least you don’t have to worry about someone hiding in it.
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Inspired By: Sabrina

Souffles are a tricky business. They’re hard enough to make, and even harder when you’re in love. As we learned in this film, “a woman happily in love burns the soufflé, but a woman unhappily in love forgets to turn on the oven.”
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Inspired By: The Wizard of Oz

There are lots of unexpected events in The Wizard of Oz. For one, when Dorothy tries to pick an apple off a tree, why, the tree attacks her! Lucky for her, the Scarecrow steps in and tricks the tree into giving them a little snack. Try dipping your easily-picked apples in this peanut butter dip. Yum!
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Inspired By: An American in Paris

As you’re immersed in the sights and sounds of Paris while watching this musical sensation, treat yourself to a taste of Parisian cuisine. Whether it’s a French baguette, crepes or this French onion soup, it’s sure to be “magnifique!”
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Inspired By: Meet Me in St. Louis

It was the early 1900s and…people made their own ketchup! It’s hard to believe there was a time when ketchup didn’t come in little packets, but people actually made their very own. Mr. Smith liked his sweet, but we recommend trying our spicy version.
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Inspired By: Roman Holiday

While in Rome, Princess Ann abandons her royal duties and indulges in a day of freedom with an American reporter. Of course, one of the first things she decides to do is get a bite of gelato because, when in Rome…
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Inspired By: West Side Story

There’s no rivalry here…we love Puerto Rican food! The Sharks would be all over our Puerto Rican chicken. It’s a family heirloom recipe.
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Inspired By: Jaws

If you’re feeling crafty, turn a watermelon into a fruity (and delicious) shark. This version is a lot less scary than the one in Jaws!
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Inspired By: Cool Hand Luke

Even on our hungriest days, we couldn’t eat 50 eggs. But that’s exactly how many Luke bets he can eat. You’ll have to watch the movie to see how it turns out. In the meantime, we recommend eating just a few hard-boiled eggs.

Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.
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