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In honor of this week’s release about competing chefs, “The Hundred Foot Journey,” I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite movies about cooks and chefs.

Julie & Julia Meryl Streep plays legendary chef Julia Child and Amy Adams plays the real-life amateur chef who decided to make every recipe in Child’s Child’s formidable French cookbook., which revolutionized American cooking (and television).

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Big Night Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub play brothers whose Italian restaurant is a little too authentic for its customers and its era.

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Babette’s Feast A French servant in a small Danish village has a secret.  She was once a top chef.  When she wins the lottery she asks for permission to cook a meal for her employers, two spinster sisters who have spent their lives in severe simplicity and have never experienced anything like the luxury and sumptuousness of the meal she prepares.

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No Reservations In this remake of the German film Mostly Martha, Catherine Zeta Jones plays a brilliant but temperamental chef whose life is turned upside down when she becomes the guardian for her young niece.

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Simply Irresistible  Sarah Michelle Geller is a chef with a magical touch in the kitchen in this delicious romance.

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