Top 10 Movies for Foodies
Where Indian and French cuisine collide in the most charming way.
Could two cuisines be more different than Indian and French? In this charming comedy directed by Oscar nominee Lasse Hallström ("My Life as a Dog," "The Cider House Rules"), an Indian family led by a strong-willed patriarch finds their way to a new home in the small town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France. There they open an Indian restaurant directly across the street from Madame Mallory's haute French eatery. Amid such different culinary (and cultural) styles, tempers rise and sparks fly between the older and younger generations of chefs. Helen Mirren is grand as the fussy French restaurateur and Manish Dayal is terrific, too, as the son whose Indian-French fusion dishes bring the two worlds together and prove that a love of wonderful food can break down big barriers.