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47 – Love’s Kitchen (2011)

Valentine’s Day is coming up so we wanted something lovely; we watched Love’s Kitchen (2011) instead.

We crack open this pretty-much-made-for-TV-movie and try to figure out what is going on. Why are people eating desserts with two fingers? Why is the daughter cast 7 years older than written? Why would you name your restaurant “The Boot”?!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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46 – Mostly Martha (2001)

We’re repeating ourselves this week with the 2001 German film Mostly Martha!

We discuss why this movie is so tasty & why the American remake No Reservations (2007) was so bland. We solve issues of adaptations, talk about what makes for compelling drama, and figure out how long it takes to drive from Hamburg to Italy.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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44 – Tampopo (1985)

We watched the first ramen western: 1985’s Tampopo.

Sophie & Mitch discuss this spectacular genre-pun film, with all its food-related glory. We talk about how food can be intimate – in lovely or icky ways. Also learn about some delightful ramen history & our inspiring trip to Tokiwa Ramen.

And here’s that How to Eat Ramen video.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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39 – ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth (2005)

Macbeth the chef! It’s the 2005 BBC made-for-TV-movie ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth.

Sophie and Mitch watched the James McAvoy starring modernization of The Scottish Play – this time set in a Michelian-star restaurant. We discuss how it works (or doesn’t) as a Shakespearean adaptation. We also pitch our own modern food-related versions of the Bard’s work.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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34 – Chef (2014)

Let’s get back to basics with Jon Favreau’s 2014 film Chef.

Sophie & Mitch talk about the odd structure of this movie, the heart-warming (albeit cheesy) male bonding moments, and how to write flawed, but redeemable characters. Also the food is looks just so…so tasty.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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26 – Chef’s Table: Dan Barber

Sophie brings the heat as she, and Mitch, delve into what’s so infuriating about Dan Barber, the focus of Chef’s Table Vol.1 Ep.2.

We discuss the contradicting dichotomy of being abusive – yet focused on sustainability, we talk about what it means to be a truly model modern chef, and we break down the vagueness of American cuisine.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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09 – Chef’s Table: Christina Tosi

What a familiar walk down nostalgia lane! Sophie & Mitch discuss Netflix’s Chef’s Table Vol.4 Ep.1 about the ‘inventor’ of the cereal-milk craze: Christina Tosi.

We elaborate why or why not this episode connected with us; our favourite kinds of cereals, cakes, and cookies; and we also delve into the necessity of family meals & cooking for others.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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05 – Chef’s Table: Massimo Bottura

Sophie and Mitch try to do something…provocative: attempting to understand the madness of Massimo Bottura, the first featured chef on Netflix’s documentary series Chef’s Table Vol.1 Ep.1.

We discuss the 1990’s fairytale of Massimo & Lara’s love story, the amount of cheese in ones’ flesh, and how art & food can become one spectacular thing. Also #breadisgold

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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