Chef Director Says Good Food Scenes Are Better Than Explosions

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The realness. Photo: Open Road Films

"To tell a story with food is something I had been curious about doing. I really like movies where they do it well like Jiro Dreams of Sushi or Big Night and especially Eat Drink Man Woman. I felt like on a small, independent film, you really get a lot of bang for not a big budget, because food can really make you feel a lot." —The Chef director and star had some pretty great inspiration for his own food movie. [Vulture, Related]