50 – The Year's Best Movies Are Secretly About Food


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Seen any good food flicks lately? If you’ve watched some of 2017’s most critically acclaimed films, you probably have. This week, Tom talks to New Yorker food correspondent Helen Rosner about the food themes running through Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water, and Call Me By Your Name. Another film up for an Oscar this year is Knife Skills, a documentary short about an ambitious effort to create the best French restaurant in the country and help former felons find work. Podcast fellow Ashley Dejean talked to the film’s director, and then she heard from one of the restaurant’s chefs about what it was like to go from serving time to serving frog legs.

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