The film “I Am Love” tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes and where food takes center stage in the art of seduction.
By pure coincidence, I am so very honored to be hosting for a second June in a row (I hosted June 2015) this month’s 2016 edition of Food ‘n Flix with the film I Am Love. I get the impression it will be a passionate and intense film where family drama gets expressed a lot at the sumptuous dinner table and behind in the kitchen with the caterer.
And this post just so happens to be 1,000th published post! And I am less than 2 weeks away from my 9th blog anniversary! I will let you in on a little secret: of all the monthly groups I have participated in this is my favorite. Feel free to join our group, just watch the movie and then head into the kitchen to make a dish inspired by the film.
I have not seen this film yet but it has been on my list for some time. I have been in love with Tilda Swinton as an actress forever and usually adore any role she plays. Here Tildon portrays the main character (Emma Recchi) and she has been working with the director to develop this film over an 11-year period. Definitely a pet project.
I Am Love is a 2009 Italian film which is set in Milan and follows an haute bourgeoisie textile manufacturing family through turbulent times of change where many facets of the family’s power changes hands. The elegant sets, clothes and cinematography looks like it will be a feast for the eyes.
A lot of the family’s drama comes up at a dinner for a birthday party where many announcements and revelations are made. Later more secrets are discovered and the future of the family’s empire is in question. This is all too much for Emma to take and she eventually finds comfort in the arms of the chef Antonio, her son’s friend and business partner. How will this all unravel in the end? I invite you to watch the movie.
Anybody with a blog is welcome to participate so I hope many of you will decide to join me for this fun event. How can one refuse an invitation to dinner and a movie?
How to participate in Food ‘n Flix:
1. Watch the chosen film I Am Love. Check out your local library, Netflix, video store or amazon for a copy to watch. After watching the movie, head into the kitchen and cook or bake a recipe inspired from the film.
2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to THIS very post and a link to Food ‘n Flix. Use of the logo is optional (see below post).
3. You must post must be current, June 2016. And of course we don’t mind if your post is linked to other events…the more the merrier.
4. HAVE FUN
5. Email your entries to me at: cultureatz (at) gmail (dot) com and include:
~Your blog’s name and URL
~The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you’re submitting
~Attach a photo of any size (or just give me permission to “pull” one from your post)
~Indicate “Food ‘n Flix Submission” in the subject line
Deadline for submission is: June 29th, 2016
Watch for the roundup to be posted shortly after this deadline!
Justgot my post up today (Bad Deb!) and sent you the info–twice since I had the old email in contacts i guess, so hopefully you got it! Thanks for hosting. 😉
No worries Deb I just posted too a couple of hours ago. ys I gt both emails, off the read 🙂
Here’s my post! http://www.terristeffes.com/2016/06/i-am-love-foodnflix.html
Awesome! Off to check it out.
Just finished the movie, I’m a little overwhelmed to say the least! Hoping to be inspired by the weekend!
I am not surprised, it was one heck of a movie and different. Looking forward to seeing your dish.
I was really going to post early, but mine will be up by the 29th! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the inspiration. 1000! Wow!
Mine too, just back from vacation lol.
Looking forward to this film. Not available on demand. Checking the library next
Hope you find it. it is also on Itunes and I think dvd.netflix.com
Hehe is it strange that I learn most of my movie recommendations through you Eve? 😀
Ha ha again Lorraine? That is too funny. I hope you have started watching some 🙂 ?
I don’t recall having seen this movie. I look forward to seeing what dish you make after watching it ?
Just saw it last night, it will be a tough choice so many options lol
Congratulations on 1000 posts and your upcoming blog anniversary!!
Thank you so much Liz 🙂
Congratulations on your 1000 post! Wow. It’s been a thousand already? That’s amazing! I haven’t seen the movie yet but you make me want to watch it. I will add it to my movie list!
Yep Nagi, 1000 in 9 years. Time flies!
Congrats on writing and publishing the most amazing 1,000 post I ever read :). You know I adore your blog Evelyne and I am so proud of you girl (not that you need me to be but I am :)). And another amazing Food and Flix. I so wish I could participate in this but getting a book finished is not easy girl. But I will definitely put this on my movie list when the launch is over.
Ah Kia I am so touched by your comment and you are such a great inspiration to me, and light that fire under my butt to get things going on the blog lol. BIG HUG!!!!!!! We definitely need to meet and cook on day!
Congrats on your 1,000 post, Evelyne! The movie is new to me and I’ll check it out on Netflix. Sounds like a good one!
Thanks Pam, I hope you watch and participate this month!
Congrats on the 1000 posts! I also saw this movie years ago and i remember being quite impressed at the time. Looking forward to seeing it again.
Thank you Liliana and glad you liked the movie when you saw it!
Don’t know the movie…it does sound really interesting, Evelyne.
I hope you watch it and join in the group posting 🙂
Who doesn’t like a little food in the bedroom…. I mean…. Food + YOU KNOW = the best of both worlds 😉
My innocent ears, what do you mean lol…you are so right. Oh and no can do your ice cream by Tues, with be across the big pond. And I know you know so much about those turtles…cause we are 2 years apart hi hi.
I’m looking forward to watching this one again this month, Evelyne – I don’t remember it very well from when I first saw it years ago. Thanks so much for being our hostess and congrats on 1000 posts! 😀
Thanks Heater, always a pleasure to host and glad you have good memories of the film.