A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Food Prep for The Help

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There was no shortage of food in almost every scene of Best Picture Nominee The Help, but what did it take to make sure all that food was true to the culture and time depicted in the movie and actually delicious (since, in many cases, the actors were eating the food right there on-screen)? Learn more from a relative and friend of some of those who worked on the movie, particularly on food preparation and styling. It's a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the year's best films!

The Oscar For Best Food On Film Goes To 'The Help'

The town where The Help was filmed is Greenwood, Miss., home of Viking Range and a whole lot of fantastic cooks. Mary Hoover, who's famous for her biscuits and butter rolls, pitched in. So did Lee Ann Fleming, who made all the pies, and those gorgeous layer cakes? Credit the folks at Delta Delicacy Cakes. It was a labor of love to cook up heaps of fried chicken, tomato aspic and other time-honored dishes.

Members of the crew behind The Help's food

Image Credit: Al Dente, used by permission.

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