A Dash of Cinema

Welcome to A Dash of Cinema! This blog is a blend of the two delicious worlds of food and film. In other words, I cook up the food you see in movies!

Have you ever watched a movie and wondered what the characters were eating? Have you ever thought about why food plays such an important role in many films? With a degree in Media Studies and a love for cooking, I created A Dash of Cinema to explore this curiosity.

In life there are some things that you just can’t imagine apart, such as milk and cookies, Abbot and Costello, and wine and cheese. For me, food and movies were the inseparable combination.

A Dash of Cinema was born in 2011 (all archived content here), and in 2016 the site relaunched to examine food and film through a more focused lens.

My Story

A little bit about me: I put my Media Studies major to use when I interned in Hollywood, but ultimately traded scripts for knives and enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City where I earned certificates in Culinary Arts and Culinary Management. Shortly after culinary school, I spent a few months learning how to survive the heat of Eleven Madison Park, which was an eye-opening and life-changing experience.

Completely unrelated to food and film, between Hollywood and culinary school, my sister and I published a book called Youth’s Highest Honor: Your Guide to Earning the Congressional Award and Building Life Skills.

I’m excited you’re here! Whether you’re interested in discovering a new movie or want to try making a meal that is fun, unique, and inspired by one of your favorite motion pictures, A Dash of Cinema is here to make your movie night a little more special.

Thanks for reading, eating, and watching!



Eat & Watch: A series where we make the food that you see characters eating in movies, as well as food inspired by movies. Make this meal and eat it while you watch the film.

At the Dinner Table: In many movies, the scenes at the dinner table move the plot forward and give insight to what the characters are feeling and thinking. At the Dinner Table explores the themes and importance of these scenes.

The Newsreel: A weekly round-up of food- and film-related articles from the week.

*This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.