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Aug 5, 2006 10:40 PM

Babette's Feast......Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

I just finished watching this movie. Thank you to the CHs who recommended it. It is a must see for those who are "chefs" in their household. Cooking is labor of love we freely give to those around us, and what a blessing it is to the chef when those efforts are valued. I highly recommend this movie.

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  1. It's my all time favorite foodie film. Glad you enjoyed it. Not the sort of film to see before a fast food run, right?

    1. i have never seen the movie but the book is a great read

      1. I love this movie, and now look forward to reading the book. The cooking and eating scenes are so amazing, from the glug, glug, glug of the wine to the crispy pigeon head. And the desserts make me want to eat the screen.

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        1. re: rabaja

          Crispy pigeon head? I thought that was its skull they were breaking through.

        2. Here in Boston, one of our hotels recreated the feast while the movie was here. I didn't make that one, but some of us made the "Big Night" feast at Grotto on Beacon Hill, which was over the top(do a search on the Boston board). Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!

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          1. Back in the crazy 70s we loved this risque film about food, starring Marcello Mastroianni. Be warned, it has an NC-17 rating.

            La Grande Bouffe
            Four successful middle-aged men Marcello, a pilot; Michel, a television executive; Ugo, a chef; and, Philippe, a judge go to Philippe's villa to eat themselves to death.

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            1. re: 2top

              I love that movie. Way over the top.