Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday at the Table

Please don't laugh when I tell you that I got misty within the first 10 minutes of a movie I saw last weekend. But it wasn't due to romance nor was it because of tragedy. It was seeing food being shared around the table. It began with the caring act of a stranger placing a platter of simple foods in front of a family of weary travelers. And it didn't stop there. It was the sprinkling of spices, the taste from a spoon, the bringing together of cultures in the kitchen, the learning from each other. It was an omelette.

If you love food and the table as much as I do and you have the opportunity, I encourage you to see The Hundred Foot Journey, based on the novel by Richard C. MoriasBon app├ętit.

“Never be afraid of trying something new . . . very important. It is the spice of life.” 
― Richard C. Morais, The Hundred-Foot Journey

11 comments:

  1. Well thank you for the recommendation! I was going to get around to seeing this eventually because I love Helen Mirren, and I went to culinary school and cooked for some years, but this makes me want to get to it sooner!

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  2. I read the book, and now look forward to seeing the movie!

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  3. it impacted me the same way. wonderful movie!

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  4. I saw one random preview for this last week and wondered what in the heck it was about, I'll have to check it out!

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  5. I had the same emotions you did but what did you think of Helen Mirren in the part she played? I love her in everything I've seen her in but thought she was just not right for this part. Thoughts?

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  6. It was a lovely movie...even my husband enjoyed it!

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  7. Food porn! Like Big Night, Julie & Julia...definitely my type of movie, hope to see it this weekend!

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  8. Hmm, hadn't heard of it, but might need to hunt it down here!

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  9. On Sunday afternoon I went to the movie with three other cooking friends and absolutely loved it--a little misty eyed, too. The movie is better than the book in some ways. I'm only about half way through the book--but I will finish it. One of my friends had been to India--but didn't really seem to connect with the India portion of the film and the food--although she commented on how good it was to try new things and new combinations.
    I'll watch this movie again!

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