Good Morning and a happy Friday to you. In a few more hours we will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the weekend. Hopefully…
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What are your plans for the weekend? I know that many of you, like myself, enjoy watching movies on the weekend. If you would allow me I would like to make a recommendation.
The movie is called Les Saveurs du Palais in France and here in the States it is called Haute Cuisine. If you are a Francophile, a gourmand, or just like a good movie than I think you will enjoy it.
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The film is based on the real life experience of DanieleDelpeuch, a provincial chef, farm and restaurant owner who is summoned to the Elysee Palace to be the personal chef of President Francoise Mitterrand.
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I watched this recently on my plane to Paris and I loved every minute! In the movie Daniele is called Hortense and Francoise Mitterand is The President. After his reelection Mitterand requests a chef that can “cook like his grandmother.”
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Hortense accepts the job and we see her trials and triumphs as she prepares sumptuous yet “simple country fare” for the President.
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I personally think that the food is another character in the movie, it is unbelievable, from menu planning to the raw ingredients, and finally to the table, each meal is a work of art.
I do not want to give any more of the movie away but I will say it is a feast for the eyes.
If you have already seen this movie I would love to hear your thoughts. OR if you have another movie suggestion I am all ears.
I hope you have a great weekend. Enjoy!
If you would like to know more about the interesting life of Daniele Delpeuch there is a great article in the NY Times.