If Asian food sounds more appealing to you, you could watch The Blue Kite and check out "Simple Chinese Cooking" by Kylie Kwong or "The Chinese Kitchen" by Ken Hom. You could also try watching Lost in Translation and preparing a meal from Kimiko Barber's "Sushi" or John Belleme's "Japanese Foods that Heal."
If cooking Indian food is something that you would like to try, you could find plenty of ideas in "1,000 Indian Recipes" by Neelam Batra or "India's Vegetarian Cooking" by Monisha Bharadwaj. A film that could be paired with your Indian dinner would be Bombay Talkie, a great Bollywood film from 1970. If you're feeling like eating in a more serious setting, the inspirational Ghandi could be a more appropriate selection.
The classic film Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck is always a pleasant film to watch, especially when accompanied with a tasty dinner prepared from "Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius.
Other, perhaps more obvious, pairings could include the film Into the Wild with "Wilderness Cookery" by Bradford Angier, Julie and Julia with "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child, and Marie Antoinette with "The Cake Book" by Tish Boyle.These are just a few ideas to help you get started. The shelves of the UCC library are full of materials to help you and your friends have a fun night in this weekend!