Breaking Barriers, Crossing Borders: Julie and Julia

There’s something about good food – it cuts across every conceivable barrier to unite people. And this is exactly what happens in the 2009 film Julie and Julia, an ode to the connective power of food, uniting two women from vastly different eras and backgrounds. Julie and Julia is a true story that is portrayed…

Food films: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana

Up next in my Food Films series is a 2012 release Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, starring Kunal Kapoor and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles. A rare Hindi film that I have liked, and what’s more, it has a predominantly culinary theme. We’ve all heard about coveted family recipes – a secret pickle or…

Food films: Ratatouille

Food is something very close to my heart. And a film with a culinary-themed story always appeals to me. One of my favorite in this genre is the 2007 Disney Pixar production Ratatouille. It revolves around a very unlikely character – a pint-sized but ambitious sewer rat Rémy (named, very ingeniously, after a brand of…