There’s so much to like about Chef, Jon Favreau’s return to small-scale film making after several years of working on big budget extravaganzas such as Iron Man and Cowboys and Aliens, that it’s hard to know where to start. But at its heart, Chef is a simple, intimate story of rebirth and reconnection between a father and his family, his creativity, and his own sense of self. Like a truly great gourmet dish prepared with heart and imagination, it’s many, many flavors blending together into something remarkable and worth experiencing.
The holiday season is here, bringing good tidings, visitors and delicious delicacies. Just as Christmas is celebrated with gingerbread and fruit cakes, the festivities of Hanukkah include eating potato latkes, also known as delicious potato pancakes.