Chef: Light-hearted, Feel-good type of movie
This one has Jon Favreau, a.k.a. Ironman's bodyguard, all over it. The cast is awesome because there's a bunch of Avenger's actors (Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson) and other well-known actors like Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, and He wrote, directed, and starred in this movie. Favreau plays Carl Casper, a passionate chef that loses his job and starts a food truck, in an attempt to regain control of his creative side and reconnect with his family. At the end of this movie, you will feel two things. First, you'll be in a good mood. Second, you'll really want a Cuban sandwich.
The Hundred-Foot Journey: I-cried-forty-nine-times type of movie
I've watched this one at least 4 times. In this movie, the Kadam family leaves India for France, where they open a restaurant across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred restaurant. Apart from the ensuing rivalry between Madame Mallory and the Kadam family, the story follows Hassan Kadam, a talented chef, and his journey to success. I love looking at and eating Indian food and French food so this movie was great. This movie will get you right in the feels.
This one came out in 2012 but decided to include it in this list anyways. This is a story about the Daniele Delpeuch (I have no idea how to pronounce her name) and her experience as the private chef for Francois Mitterrand, the 21st president of France. The whole movie is in French but the best part about the movie, in my opinion, is all the food shots. The movie shows her cooking like 46 different things and they all look amazing. I really like how she cooks simple and traditional French dishes, instead of anything overly fancy and pretentious. For example, her meal included a brouillade with ceps and chervil, cabbage stuffed with Scottish salmon and Loire carrots, and a Saint-Honore for dessert. At one point, she had someone deliver her a whole box of truffles. I practically fainted at that point. Overall, I loved the movie. And one of my favorite quotes from the movie was a quote from Montesquieu, "Such a tiresome illness is good health preserved by too much dieting".
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