Food and Guts: Haute Cuisine

Director: Christian Vincent
Cast: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson
France, 95’, 2012, color
French with Turkish subtitles

Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps. Based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand's private cook.

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Food and Life: Food Beware, The French Organic Revolution

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Food and Life: War and Peace in the Kitchen Garden

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Food and Life: The World According to Monsanto

Food and Guts: Romantics Anonymous

Food and Guts: Romantics Anonymous

Food and Guts: Entre les Bras

Food and Guts: Entre les Bras

Food and Guts: Inventing Cuisine: Pierre Gagnaire

Food and Guts: Inventing Cuisine: Pierre Gagnaire

Food and Guts: Haute Cuisine

Food and Guts: Haute Cuisine

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Food and Guts: A Matter of Taste

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At the Order of the Padishah

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Barbara Kruger’s Practice on Power,  Capitalism, Identity, and Gender

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