Top 10 Movies for Foodies
The Academy Award-winning movie about a former Parisian chef who livens up a Danish village with her delicious cooking.
When "Babette's Feast" took home the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988, it came as no surprise — the Danish film directed by Gabriel Axel is a wonder. The first two acts focus on life in a remote village ruled by straight-laced religious zealots. The film takes a fascinating turn in the incredibly lush and sensual third act when Babette (a French refugee and former Parisian chef) surprises villagers with a feast like none they have ever experienced. Mix in unrequited love, personal misfortune and just a soupçon of comedy, and the result is truly a masterpiece of foodie filmmaking.