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Top 10 sexiest food porn scenes in film

Food lovers call it "food porn"--those mouthwatering pictures of meals that are so enticing they can make eating seem like a sexual experience. Those two primal urges--food and sex--have been linked probably since Eve took her first bite of the apple and discovered her carnal appetites. Still, it takes an accomplished filmmaker to make food erotic, whether the scene is overtly sexual or the food itself is sexy. Here are our choices for the Top 10 greatest food porn scenes in the movies.

10. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) OK, technically this isn't food porn, and in the context of the movie it's not even very sexy. But it is the unspeakably adorable Meg Ryan, eating lunch in a restaurant, having an orgasm. It makes the cut.

9. TOM JONES (1963) Roguish ladies' man Tom Jones (Albert Finney) meets a loose woman at a country inn, and they eye each other over a feast of soup, crab, chicken, fruit, and oysters. Then they retire to a room for a little, um, dessert.

8 LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955) There's nothing like a romantic Italian dinner to set the mood for love. Tramp even seduces her with the last meatball. The dog.

7. LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992) Food is as much of a character as the actors in this movie about a woman's unrequited love for a man who married her sister. She discovers that when she cooks, her emotions are imbued in the food. Got to get that recipe for quail in rose petal sauce.

6. CHOCOLAT (2000) A single mother and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French town that seems scandalized by the sinfulness of her wares. The movie not only shows luscious scenes of chocolate confections, it stars Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, who are eye candy themselves.

5. BIG NIGHT (1996) Two brothers from Italy (Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub) open a restaurant in America, but despite their superb food, the restaurant is failing. Their one last hope is to showcase their cooking at a big benefit, headlined by a famous jazz musician, where they will pull out all the stops in one spectacular foodie orgy--but first they stage a dress rehearsal for their friends.   4. EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN (1994) A master Chinese chef lives with three unmarried daughters who are looking for love and romance. This long opening scene of the father making a meticulous and elaborate meal for his children is like Deep Throat for foodies.

3. BABETTE'S FEAST (1987) Two spinster Danish women, the daughters of a strict minister, take in a French widow who has fled to their remote town from war-torn France. When the sisters decide to throw a dinner in honor of their deceased father, the woman begs them to let her repay their kindness by making an elaborate and expensive French meal, introducing the pious sisters to what may be their first sin of the flesh.

2. NINE 1/2 WEEKS (1986) Kim Bassinger at her hottest. Mickey Rourke at his least creepy. This erotic film is not just food porn but close to real porn. After seeing the classic scene of them playing out a sex fantasy in front of a refrigerator, you'll never think of milk and Jell-O in quite the same way.

1. TAMPOPO (1985) Famous mostly among foodies and film fans, this odd little Japanese comedy, about a mysterious trucker who rides into town to rescue a young widow's noodle restaurant, is an ode to the love of food. This sexually charged encounter between a gangster and his moll could well be the sexiest food scene ever put on film--but you have to like eggs.


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