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February 9, 2024

At the Movies: Food, glorious food (and other pleasures) in ‘The Taste of Things'

AP Film Writer

“ The Taste of Things ” should come with a warning: Audiences may be tempted to abandon work as they know it and start a beautiful, calm new life in the French countryside devoted to the culinary arts.

There is something rather cruel about releasing a film this lovely and voyeuristic in the dead of February, in which the cinematic gardens are lush, the game is fresh, the atmosphere is tranquil, the distractions are non-existent, the conversations are intellectual and the goal is shared. But maybe that's why we need movies like this. It's pure escapism and the cost of the movie ticket is slightly more affordable.

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