Listen now | The celebrated chef and I discuss TV's cult hit "The Bear" and "Babette's Feast" -- the best food movie ever?
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Not sure what film I would pick, but as far as TV goes, NBC's 'Hannibal' from a few years ago tops my list of gorgeous food on screen. Yes, per the narrative that food is likely made with human flesh but the food stylists who worked that show made everything look like absolutely four-star gourmet cuisine with beautiful presentation.
I haven’t even listened yet and I’m thrilled! Several years ago (before there was streaming) I imagined a film festival of food films, and Babette’s Feast has to be the main course. The Big night was there, also. Others I would have in my lineup: Tampopo, Like Water for Chocolate, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Mostly Martha, Sweet Bean, Pieces of April, and I would add Pig from last year. And to whet the appetite, the movie about food where no one gets to eat: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
I’m so glad you said Criterion had commentaries on Babette’s Feast. I just watched the interview with Gabriel Axel. What a treat to see the actors in scenes from Dreyer movies juxtaposed with scenes they appear in in Babette’s Feast, and hear the director talk about what was important to set the tone of the movie. Those commentaries are a great addition to your discussion with Anna Sortun for any subscriber to Criterion.
Babette's Feast and Tampopo ... YES!!!