Haute Cuisine

If you love a good cooking movie and are in search of the French Julia Child, then you’ve found a lovely little film. “Based on real characters and lives, this food-rich drama recounts Hortense Laborie’s experiences as personal chef for the president of France. After reluctantly accepting the job, Hortense braves the intimidating atmosphere of the Elysee Palace.”

A simple film that is well made, well lit and full of old school French cooking that apparently French Prime Minister Francois Mitterrand adored. No one dies. There’s no huge plot twist. It’s just an oven full of fun and great food.

Jean d’Ormesson as Mitterrand and Catherine Frot as Hortense Laborie