TCM Dinner and A Movie!

Classic Movies and Delicious Dishes Inspired by Great Hollywood Musicals

TCM’s Mad About Musicals is a celebration of Hollywood’s most exuberant genre, airing Tuesdays and Thursdays in June on TCM.

To make the most of this event, TCM has partnered with PeachDish to bring you a delicious new way to enjoy these show-stopping films. Enjoy delicious recipes with farm-fresh ingredients, delivered to your door. With musical-inspired meals expertly selected for each night, it’s dinner and a movie made easy!

Week of June 18th

Off-the-’Cobb’ Salad with Seared Chicken, Summer Squash & Sweet Garlic Vinaigrette and Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Watch Singin’ in the Rain Tuesday, June 19th at 8:00pm ET on TCM.

One of the true marvels of Singin’ in the Rain is how, even after dozens of viewings, its magic doesn’t diminish. Stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor masterfully demonstrate just how good a musical can be. By returning to the genre’s very beginnings, MGM created a work that spans the entirety of musicals in a way that is utterly timeless. And those musical numbers! From lyrical to boisterous, each is a gem.

The Brown Derby restaurant is a Hollywood landmark, referenced by Debbie Reynolds in the song, “You Are My Lucky Star.” Legend has it that Cobb salad – made with chicken, hard-boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes and bacon – originated here when owner Bob Cobb went foraging through the kitchen for a midnight snack. Our salad is created in a similar way, using what we can find around us in the South at the peak of summer. The crunchy sweetness of corn and summer squash play perfectly off tender lettuce (and doesn’t even require cooking). In the spirit of new twists on the tried-and-true, this salad is worth singing about!

Open-Face Pork Chop & Pesto Sandwich with Pan-Roasted Tomatoes & Green Beans and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Thursday, June 21st at 8:00pm ET on TCM.

By 1954 musicals were no longer the guaranteed proposition that had been in the previous decade, so some were caught off guard when Seven Brides for Seven Brothers became the highest grossing MGM musical up to that time. Shot entirely in studio soundstages, this rugged, Western-set, widescreen beauty contains dazzling dance numbers along with some expert storytelling. Though it takes place in the Oregon Territory in 1850, its roots actually lay in ancient Roman legend.

With savory Italian touches, this robust meal is a perfect match for our exuberant musical. It’s heartier and more intriguing that an ordinary pork chop sandwich: ciabatta is toasted until crisp, then topped with smoky chops and sweet tomatoes, blistered into delicious pan juices. Finished with a drizzle of lemony pesto dressing and shaved Asiago cheese, this glorious sandwich is guaranteed to stand out from other meals.

Week of June 25th

Warm Cheddar Scone with Tomato, Basil & Egg and My Fair Lady (1964)

Watch My Fair Lady Tuesday, June 26th at 8:00pm ET on TCM.

The biggest Broadway musical up to 1964 became the costliest and most publicized movie musical; at $17 million, My Fair Lady was at the time one of the two most expensive films ever made in the United States. It was quite a package: a glorious show, a dazzling production, a cartload of Oscars and a little bit of controversy (the more famous Audrey Hepburn replaced stage star Julie Andrews in the lead role). For many people, it stands at the pinnacle of Broadway shows put on film, with loving re-creations of all its grand stage moments.

Living in London, we're sure Eliza Doolittle would have fancied herself a scone, even though she may not have thought herself the fancy type. Who would guess that warm, homemade bread could be this quick and easy? Our flavorful scone is filled with slices of fresh tomato and basil, and topped with a freshly cooked sunny-side egg to create a filling sandwich. Freshly cracked or coarse ground black pepper works best for this recipe; you’ll want that strong spicy flavor to shine through.

Chicken Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy, Carrots & Brown Basmati Rice and Funny Girl (1968)

Watch Funny Girl Thursday, June 28th at 8:00pm ET on TCM.

It surprised virtually no one when Barbara Streisand’s movie debut came in the film of her defining Broadway hit, Funny Girl. Purportedly a biography of singer and comedian Fanny Brice, it became even more of a one-woman show on film than it was on stage, with Streisand appearing in nearly every scene and singing nearly every song. At a time when roadshow musicals were begging their decline, Funny Girl ran and ran, with Streisand fans an impassioned a group of repeat viewers.

During a 1967 interview, Streisand admitted to adoring Chinese cuisine and that she could order a complete meal in the language, a skill that she picked up working in a Chinese restaurant during her teen years. Spiked with a classic combination of ginger, garlic and tamari, this simple recipe is a quick, delicious way to prepare seasonal vegetables and juicy chicken that will satisfy everyone at the dinner table. Whole grain brown basmati provides a nutty base for sweet and savory seasoned vegetables, while strips of organic chicken breast add an extra layer of lean protein to complete the dish.