Bonsoir mes belles,
The film that we watched last night was fabulous and what made it extra special was the fact that it was inspired on a real life story of a woman that lived in the Périgord area, which is where we live and worked as the private cook of ex-French President Francois Mitterand. .
A bit about this fabulous film....
Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from the Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at Elysee Palace.
She cooks from her private kitchen but she has to face opposition and jealousy from the staff of the main kitchen that provides all her meat, vegetables and raw materials as well as other amenities such as a larger freezer.
But thanks to her fighting spirit, she charms the President and eventually gets to source her materials outside on her own.
This is French comedy as its charming best. An underdog who makes good, set in the French culture of haute cuisine. The food on display is deliciously looking enough to make anyone’s mouth water.
I loved all the suppléments which showed the preparation of the fabulous food for the film and behind the scènes in the Elysee Palace which was stunning, so many fabulous and large chandeliers...
A fabulous and very French film, this gets a "must see" from me.
Click here to watch the trailer.
à demain, Leeann x