Saturday, January 24, 2009

Food Movies Revisited

In my post on Food Movies I noted that I had not seen Eat Drink Man Woman. Recently some friends suggested that I this was a major omission and lent me the DVD. They were totally right. How could I have missed this movie for so many years?

Directed by Ang Lee, this is a lovely film in which magnificent Chinese food plays a starring role; indeed, food is the means by which the family that is at the center of the film communicates. The food is sumptuous beyond description and the story of how a widowed master chef and his three daughters seek to find themselves, happiness and one another is moving and well-told. Definitely among the top half-dozen food movies ever made.

Bobby Jay

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