Food porn

That’s what it felt like, watching a film about food, before eating something irresistibly scrumptious.

The film is Chef with its wonderful premise and strong script.

The cast includes Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Robert Downey Jr & Scarlett Johansson. Jon Favreau is at the heart of a project that he wrote produced & directed, showing another side to his flamboyant self. It was surely a labour of love. Have you seen it?

I wonder if you know Favreau. He’s directed superhero movies, comedies, and lent his physical presence to several films.

I first saw him in The Replacements(2000) where he plays a raging linebacker. If you watch this clip, you might never suspect that under that wild surface lurks a sensitive artist.

A sensitive artist with anger-management issues, that is….

The story might be a cautionary tale for anyone not aware of the power of social media, as Favreau’s raging chef Carl Casper has a career ending meltdown caught on video, that goes viral. It’s full of life lessons, centred in the kitchen, reminding us of the redemptive power of work & family values.

When one is humbled? You start over.

On top of everything it has amazing close-up shots of food, to make your mouth water, and lots of lovely music too.

But there is hazard I want to warn you of, namely don’t watch this film if you’re trying to control your eating.

I knew I liked the menu from The Kingston Social as I am having a second consecutive week of the epic Jambalaya (shrimp, smoked chicken & pork sausage, rice & beans and humongous).

It’s big…!

Erika went for the Lamb Shank, and we both enjoyed the accompaniment of Konzelmann Shiraz.

The film is food porn, enticing you to let go of any self-control you thought you might have. I’ve seen the film 3 or 4 times now and can’t resist it.

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