Studio Ghibli characters convey an overwhelming lot through mere morsels. In various scenes of cooking and preparing food, Ghibli characters signal love, affection, greed, gluttony, longing, care, and much more. It is as thought-provoking as it is heartwarming.
Simplicity — be it through gestures, storylines, character traits, and yes, food — governs the world of Ghibli films. Nothing is overwrought or overdone. This thoughtful opposition to unnecessary complication is most obvious when you look at these food scenes where characters sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the perfect bite into their favorite meal.