How TikTok chefs are recreating signature recipes from film and TV

March 5, 2024

Recipe inspiration can come from anywhere; family traditions, travel – and now, film and TV as well.

Signature recipes from cooking shows like The Bear, as well as other popular TV and film moments, are taking by storm as the mouthwatering (and less so) concoctions achieve cult statuses of their own.

From sous chef Sidney’s Boursin omelette in the Disney+ series to the infamous blue soup Bridget Jones creates for her friends to celebrate her 33rd birthday, chefs and wannabe cooks on social media are showing fans how to make their own versions.

It comes as the popularity of TV shows and films like The Bear and Boiling Point are reigniting interest in professional kitchens and the environment that comes with them. 

TikTok is awash with clips giving viewers quick and easy instructions for making meals made famous by popular films and TV.

Recipes inspired by TV shows and films are taking TikTok by storm as viewers want to know how to recreate signature meals made by their favourite characters (pictured: Taste Film's blue soup from Bridget Jones's Diary)

In Bridget Jones's Diary the titular character makes her friends a disastrous three-course dinner to celebrate her birthday

One such recipe is the iconic spaghetti and meatballs from Lady and The Tramp, which has been replicated by multiple TikTok cooks offering their followers easy-to-follow recipes to recreate the dish.

a TikTok culinary whizz, created a clip for his followers in which he showed them how to make the iconic meal from the cartoon love story. 

US-based account The Disney Dish has filmed its own recreation of the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti and meatballs – as well as a series of recipes made famous by both Disney films and theme parks.

Her creations include the offending apple from Snow White which puts the princess into a deep sleep, the pear popcorn from Princess Diaries 2, and ratatouille from the Disney Pixar animated film of the same name.

In the UK, companies like have cropped up which offer people the opportunity to watch films while dining on the signature recipes cooked by the characters. 

Examples of the recipes offered by Taste Film’s chefs include Bridget Jones’s disastrous three-course meal that she cooks for her friends on her birthday in the first instalment of Bridget Jones’s Diary.

One such dish is the blue soup, which the titular character intends to be an ordinary bowl of soup, but when she ties together some of the ingredients with blue string, the liquid accidently becomes infused with the unappetising colour.

A TikTok chef who goes by the name Gourmet Gab recreated Sidney's Boursin and crisps omelette from The Bear

The recipe, which has gone viral on TikTok, is made by Sidney (Ayo Edebiri, right)

Taste Film’s founder Amy Fernando, 41, told FEMAIL she believes audiences are ‘getting more sophisticated’ and want to ‘get closer to the characters’ in their favourite films 

‘Nostalgia has been trending for a long time it isn’t just that,’ she said. 

The founder, who began her career as a film teacher, added viewers are now wanting to ‘feel what the characters are feeling’ – and she adds taste is the most powerful sense to appeal to in order to make that happen. 

She said: ‘Food has skyrocketed and immersive dining experiences are all the rage.’

Interestingly, Amy revealed that 80% of Taste Film’s audience is female as women bring their friends and mothers to the immersive dining experience. However, she said it’s also a prime date spot for couples too. 

Although Amy has been running Taste Film since 2017, she admits the market is becoming somewhat ‘saturated’ as people become more interested in recreating dining experiences from TV and film.

As a result, the company is making its offering even more interactive – demonstrated by sending customers ‘down a rabbit hole’ for an Alice in Wonderland dining experience coming up with little quirks and details. 

Taste Film’s website says: ‘We believe that films should be more than watched, they should be lived, and no sense is more meaningful and evocative than taste.

‘Taste Film transforms spaces by creating bespoke memorable ‘moment to meal’ set menus and dining experiences to accompany the screenings of cult-classic films, transporting guests into the worlds of our favourite film characters and stories.’

The company partners with chefs and restaurants around the country to create the meals which viewers will eat while watching the film.

Chef Chase, a US-based TikTok culinary whizz, is one of dozens of cooks on the social media platform recreating the spaghetti and meatballs from Lady and The Tramp

The love story between two mismatched pooches sees them sharing a plate of spaghetti and meatballs in its signature scene

Speaking to the ,  Amy added she was inspired to set up the company by the scene in gangster film Goodfellas where the characters make pasta in prison.

She said: ‘I had a lightbulb moment and I thought, what if we could be closer to these characters? Feel what they’re feeling, experience what they’re feeling through taste?’

Amy added that Millennials and Gen Z are more ‘passionate about food’ now than ever before, with people in their 20s and 30s spending more money on nice meals.

To make the experience as interactive as possible, the meals are delivered to viewers at the time they are consumed by the characters.

In the comedy film Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig’s character Annie, who is a baker, spends a scene baking and decorating cupcakes.

When screening the film, Taste Film’s customers are given cupcakes to decorate and eat during the same scene. 

The increased interest in onscreen recipes comes as TV shows like The Bear and Boiling Point are taking streaming services by storm.

When series two of The Bear, starring Ayo Edebiri and Jeremy Allen White landed on Disney+ in the UK last summer, the JustWatch streaming guide said it was the most streamed show in the country at the time.

It also picked up an astounding 13 Emmy nominations.

And the culinary show which follows main character Carmy as he sets up his own bistro in Chicago while recovering from his own time working in fine dining restaurants is of course not immune from the TikTok treatment.

Signature recipes from the show are all over the video platform, including Sidney’s Boursin omelette garnished with crisps. 

, a TikTok chef based in the US, showed her followers how to recreate the recipe to make a silky smooth omelette filled with cream cheese.

As she put together the recipe, she referred to Sidney’s creation – and she claims the combination of Boursin and crisps makes for ‘the perfect bite’.

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