Everyone has heard stories of Robert De Niro’s method acting in action, whether it was gaining 60 pounds to play the later years in Raging Bull, or driving a cab in New York before filming Taxi Driver. Goodfellas has its own little story as well. In the infamous dinner scene with the mother of Joe Pesci’s character, Tommy DeVito, there’s a very particular way that Jimmy “The Gent” Conway pours out his ketchup, spinning it rather than pounding, which was the result of a phone call between De Niro and Henry Hill about what the former friend preferred.
While the chance of us actually being in a movie is diminishing by the day, it’s not going to stop us from trying to blur the line between us and them as much as Hollywood possible.
Which is why we’re starting a new feature whereby we get an expert chef to recreate iconic movie meals and then tell you exactly how to do them at home.
This particular recipe takes three to four hours to prepare and cook, but as noted, “you have time and it’s worth it.”