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More Movies Please!

May 4, 2020

On the podcast this week, Steven and Sean are heading out on a father-son road trip in the very fun Jon Favreau film, Chef.

We should probably give a public service announcement right off the bat with this one. Ahem:

Don’t watch this wonderful film on an empty stomach. You’re going to seriously regret it when you see that delicious grilled cheese sandwich being made and have to drop everything to make your own. Or those Cubanos. Or maybe those amazing beignets.

Excuse me for a moment. I need to eat something right now.

Okay, I’m back. Jon Favreau knocks it out of the park with this film as Chef Carl Casper, a man whose drive and determination to always be the best chef ever keeps him from realizing that he’s missing out on the truly important parts of his life. Things like his passion for cooking, having fun in life, and most importantly, his own son. Luckily, all it takes for him to get some real perspective on life is a very public screaming meltdown in the middle of a packed restaurant. Easy as that, right folks?

Good thing for us, though, because after that bit the real meat of this movie is a road trip that Casper takes with his son. It. Is. Delightful. Food is cooked, relationships are strengthened, and memories are made. All while a joyful and very danceable soundtrack plays throughout. We’re big fans of this film and we’re excited to talk about it here.

Oh, and for all who are wondering…


(Recorded on March 11, 2020)

Links and Show Notes:

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Chef - IMDb

Binging with Babish: Cubanos from Chef - YouTube

Join Andrew Rea as he replicates the amazing Cubanos made throughout this film. It’s a treat for the eyes that’ll end with a treat for the mouth.

The Chef Show: Chef Film Recipes - Netflix

Jon Favreau joins Korean American chef, Roy Choi, in this wonderful Netflix show. Enjoy this episode where they recreate a bunch of the food they made in the film.

Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos - Taco Bell

The fabled In-N-Out Menu

The famous grilled cheese scene from Chef - YouTube

Cooking banana, or plátano - Wikipedia

Get yourself some authentic beignet mix straight from Café Du Monde and make some French doughnuts!

The incredibly seductive pasta aglio e olio scene from Chef - YouTube

Our episode on The Lighthouse - Apple Podcasts