Everything about food, from matching food and wine to recipes, techniques and trends.
User avatar
User

Bill Spohn

Rank

He put the 'bar' in 'barrister'

Posts

5078

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:31 pm

Location

Vancouver BC

Movie Recco - Haute Cuisine

by Bill Spohn » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:18 pm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094877/?ref_=nv_sr_3

Liked this one a lot. Based on the story of Mitterand's private chef at the Elysee palace, it will interest foodies.

Best segment - she whips up a night time snack for the president - a toasted piece of bread with butter, and a whole black truffle sliced over it. Served with a bottle of 1969 Ch. Rayas. Oh momma!
User avatar
User

James Dietz

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

1243

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:45 pm

Location

Orange County, California

Re: Movie Recco - Haute Cuisine

by James Dietz » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:56 am

Enjoyable movie. She had a lot of spunk.
Cheers, Jim
User avatar
User

Robin Garr

Rank

Forum Janitor

Posts

17397

Joined

Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm

Location

Louisville, KY

Re: Movie Recco - Haute Cuisine

by Robin Garr » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:40 am

Excellent ... it's available for streaming from Netflix.

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Haute-Cuisine/70270877
User avatar
User

Mike Filigenzi

Rank

Known for his fashionable hair

Posts

7089

Joined

Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:43 pm

Location

Sacramento, CA

Re: Movie Recco - Haute Cuisine

by Mike Filigenzi » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:51 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Excellent ... it's available for streaming from Netflix.

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Haute-Cuisine/70270877



You anticipated my question beautifully!

It's on our list. Thanks, Bill.
"People who love to eat are always the best people"

- Julia Child
User avatar
User

Mike Filigenzi

Rank

Known for his fashionable hair

Posts

7089

Joined

Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:43 pm

Location

Sacramento, CA

Re: Movie Recco - Haute Cuisine

by Mike Filigenzi » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:08 am

And now it's off of our list - we watched it last night. It's a charming movie, although I was annoyingly jealous watching her come up with all of those boxes of truffles and perfect ceps. The kicker was the scene with the whole truffle on toast and the Rayas. Despite my nasty case of envy, it was a nice little weekday movie. We enjoyed it - thanks again, Bill.
"People who love to eat are always the best people"

- Julia Child
no avatar
User

Frank Deis

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

2077

Joined

Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:20 pm

Location

NJ

Re: Movie Recco - Haute Cuisine

by Frank Deis » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:04 pm

We watched it a few months ago -- it was a neat situation, with Mitterand looking for food his grandma would have made. I get the impression that she really never had pretensions of being a "great chef" in the usual sense, but just had a very deft hand with regional dishes from the "right" region of France. And she would get those perfect mushrooms and truffles by hopping on the train and going home. Naturally there had to be an eventual collision with the bureaucracy, and with the males who DID consider themselves "great chefs."

Of course she is a real person and still active -- she's trying to work out how to grow truffles in New Zealand forests.

http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2013 ... dents-chef

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign