Bond on Beer Product Placement

Actor Daniel Craig is defending the decision to swap out (shaken, not stirred) martinis for product placement Heineken beer in the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall.


David Lynch for Dom Perignon


Filmmaker David Lynch has teamed up with Dom Perignon to create limited-edition bottles of Dom Perignon 2003 and its Rosé 2000 dubbed "The Power of Creation."

Unfortunately, there are no Twin Peaks tie-ins. According to Dom Perignon, the gift box that houses the bottle is "a little magic theatre, similar to the ones that David Lynch could have imagined. The silk ribbons at either end raise the curtain on the interior of the box, where Lynchian chiaroscuro silhouettes herald a world where mystery is a game."


Sideways Director Meh About Sequel

Sideways author Rex Pickett would like to see a movie made based on his sequel, "Vertical," but the film's director, Alexander Payne, fears it would be "selling out."


In Space, No One Can Hear You Sip


If you've seen Ridley Scott's new science fiction film Prometheus, you may have been too distracted by the weighty themes of faith and human creation and puzzling over how the movie's extraterrestrials are connected to the alien of Alien to notice a curious culinary product placement.

B_10952_278-SmallSpolier alert: In the year 2093, we'll still be using Bodum glassware. Look closely at the screen cap above and you can see that the crew of the spaceship Prometheus is enjoying some liquid refreshment in what appears to be Bodum's Presso double-walled glass. You could buy one of the glasses here right now, but it looks like you'll have to wait another 81 years before it comes in blue.


Chefs on Film

Why do films about chefs tend to be so disappointing?


Architecture et Nourriture

Reader Oskar Alegria sent in this short video he filmed which explores the parallels between architecture and cuisine at Le Dauphin, the new Paris resaturant designed by Rem Koolhaas and helmed by acclaimed chef Inaki Aizpitarte. The video is a part of a documentary about chef Aizpitarte. I have no idea what the French guys are talking about, but the images sure are beautiful.


Hugh Jackman: Now Eating 6,000 Calories a Day

To prepare to play Wolverine for director Darren Aronofsky, Hugh Jackman is consuming 6,000 calories a day. This is so the six-foot-two Jackman will look short.


Julie & Julia (& Lawrence)

The latest in meta food blogging: a blog about watching the film "Julie & Julia": "365 days. 365 viewings of Julie & Julia. One boy and his Netflix Instant account." Could a book deal and movie be in the offing? Via eater.


Angelus: James Bond's Claret of Choice

According to owner Hubert de Bouard, Château Angélus has negotiated with the producers of the James Bond franchise to forever be the claret of choice for the British spy.


Wolfgang Puck Joins "Smurfs" Cast

Cook Entertainment Weekly reports that Wolfgang Puck will voice the role of Chef Smurf in the upcoming Smurfs movie due out next summer.

If you aren't familiar with the character, according to to the official smurf site (, Chef Smurf is known in particular for his baking prowess:

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