The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The movie The Help's food stylist Martha Foose shares from behind the scenes

Photo courtesy of  Martha Foose - Food Stylist Martha Foose and Family
The Help, written by Kathryn Stockett is number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for a record 25 weeks is back at number one. The just released film version of The Help debut week brought in over 25 million dollars. The interest in this story of life in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s from a perspective of the privileged and their help, the maids will definitely be an Academy Award contender, especially for the acting. A well written screenplay and impressive ensemble cast drives the story home of lives in the south in the 1960’s.

Integral to the storyline in The Help is the food of the south from pies to cakes, peanut brittle to deviled eggs – food is a key to the storytelling.  Another great storyteller of southern life is Martha Foose. Foose, an award-winning Southern cookbook author of Screen Doors and Sweet Tea and her most recent cookbook A Southerly Course, was one of the key food stylist’s for The Help.

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