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Haute Cuisine

2014-06-20 11:46
What it's about:

Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all of his meals at the Elysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps.

What the critics say:

With a title like Haute Cuisine, one can expect a high degree of gastronomic titillation. On that score, the film delivers.
- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

Haute Cuisine has no grand conflict or important message or really anything much that you'll remember past dinnertime, but it has abundant charm and it leaves you hungry, which is all we ask of a food movie.
- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

A small pleasure, especially for those of us who love our "food movies."
- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

Haute Cuisine is a bonbon, not of a full-course meal.
- Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

He runs the country. She runs the kitchen. Together, they serve with excellence.
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