12 food films to watch during quarantine

Chef (2014)

A foodie film and a road movie rolled into one, Chef is the creation of actor Jon Favreau, who wrote, co-produced and directed the movie as well as playing the lead. After getting into a Twitter spat with a restaurant critic following a bad review, chef Carl Casper (Favreau) quits his day job at prestigious LA restaurant Gauloise, run by controlling traditionalist Riva (Dustin Hoffman).

Keen for a clean break, he launches a food truck with his best friend Martin (John Leguizamo) and son Percy (Emjay Anthony), that sees them travel across the US serving Cuban sandwiches made with meltingly tender, mojo-marinated pork shoulder, mustard and Swiss cheese in Miami, Austin and New Orleans. While in the Deep South the trio serve shrimp po’ boys and barbecued brisket, which goes down a treat with the locals.

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