Sunday, June 30, 2019

You're Invited: The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society #FoodNFlix


This month, I am hosting Food'N'Flix, the movie-watching, food-making group rallied by Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. So for July's Food'N'Flix, I chose The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.*

This was a movie that I started on the plane to Denmark, over the holidays, but I dozed off during the twelve hour flight and forgot all about the movie. Something jogged my memory recently and I decided to watch it. And I found it so charming, I opted to host it for this month's event...and suggested it for one of my book groups this month also.

My older son came in when I was about halfway through the movie and sat down with me. At the end, this was his synopsis: "It's a bunch of crazies on an island with books...and gin. No wonder you like this movie. Those are your people." Probably true. But I am hoping that my fellow Food'N'Flixers and Lit Happens Book Clubbers agree.

I can't seem to find the movie for sale on Amazon in the correct format, but you can stream it on Netflix. And I have included a link to the book in case you want to read it before or after you watch. I watched the movie first, then read the book.

Based on the novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and directed by Mike Newell, I was immediately taken with the characters and story of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Lily James plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton who travels to Guernsey, one of the channel islands, and becomes involved with the delightful eccentric crew that makes up The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She decides to write about the book club That was formed during the German occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

The Trailer

How to Participate
I hope you'll join the fun. Watch the movie, then post about it on your blog with a link back to this post and to Food'N'Flix. Use of the logo is optional.

Your post must be current (during month of film). And of course we don't mind if your post is linked to other events...the more the merrier. Have fun with it!

Email your entries to me at: constantmotioncamilla [at] gmail [dot] com and include...

  • Your name
  • Your blog's name and URL
  • The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you're submitting
  • Attach a photo of any size (or just give me permission to "pull" one from your post)
  • Indicate "Food 'n Flix Submission" in the subject line

Deadline for submission: July 29th. 
I will have the round-up posted by the 31st.

*This blog currently has a partnership with Amazon.com in their affiliate program, which gives me a small percentage of sales if you buy a product through a link on my blog. It doesn't cost you anything more. If you are uncomfortable with this, feel free to go directly to Amazon.com and search for the item of your choice.

3 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing what everybody makes this month, thanks for hosting Camilla!

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  2. I just finished reading the novel for the second time and enjoyed it as much as the first time, perhaps more. I have seen the movie twice but will watch it again with my foodie glasses on this time.

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  3. I am so glad you suggested this movie. Loved it. That's one of the reasons I love FnF so much---getting suggestions for movies that aren't on my radar (like the sublime This Beautiful Fantastic.

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