The Lunchbox movie is about a mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system that connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. The Lunchbox Movie Via sonyclassics.com Director: Ritesh Batra Writers: Ritesh Batra (screenplay), Rutvik Oza Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Back in 2011, when it seemed like the entire Bay Area was seized with Chez Panisse 40th anniversary fever, Hong Kong-born, San Francisco-based filmmaker Wayne Wang (Chan Is Missing, Joy Luck Club, Smoke) asked Chez Panisse’s founder, Alice Waters, if there was a role he could play. Soul of a Banquet Via LA Weekly
“Tampopo”? Everyone’s tasted those noodles by now. “Big Night”? Been there, done that — served the timpano at a dinner party in 1996. If you’re like most of our friends, “Like Water for Chocolate” has become tepid brew, and you’ve seen “Babette’s Feast” so many times… Jonathan Gold’s favorite food movies. Via latimes
Before diving into the glory that is the fish selection, and in particular the cured and cold-smoked salmon on array in the bright, burnished, insanely appetizing micro-emporium that is the nearly century old Russ and Daughters, an elucidation of the distinctions between lox, Nova and smoked salmon is in order.
On the endless best burger lists in LA several names come up time and again: the ubiquitous Umami burger, Apple Pan, Pie ‘n Burger, sometimes Plan Check and sometimes 26 Beach Restaurant, and frequently Comme Ça, Lucky Devils, and Golden State. These vaunted burger shrines represent two factions between which a tension sizzles.
Rare is the film that can make your mouth water. So rare, in fact, that when it happens—when a movie really gets food and cooking—it’s easy to gorge yourself on it, stretching lazily into the conclusion that nothing better could hope to exist. Cooking a special scallop dish from Babette’s feast Via Slate