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Ten delicious things to watch this summer
August 9, 2015, 4:33 pm
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No weekend plans? Stay indoors and make a whole bunch of snacks while watching these food-centric films, series, and documentaries. From a documentary on the man behind General Tso's chicken, to a heart-warmer like 'Chef', go ahead and cross these off your summer bucket list.

Chef

This movie follows the life of an incredible chef who wants to try new, exciting things in the kitchen. After an awful review of a restaurant he works at, he decides to break out on his own. It is especially interesting how social media plays a role in this film.

Chef's Table

This series highlights one chef in each episode and explores what makes him or her great. The cinematography is incredible, and the stories are heart-warming and motivating.

God of Cookery

This movie is goofy in all the right ways. When a famous chef loses his title of ‘God of Cookery’, he tries to reclaim his position. The movie is originally in Cantonese, but you have the option of watching it dubbed or with subtitles.

Le Chef

When a seasoned French chef loses his edge, he brings in an unexpected cook to help him in his restaurants. If you want something lighthearted with delicious-sounding dishes, this movie is for you. It is in French, but subtitles are available.

Spinning Plates

Restaurants are more than just food – they are stories, entertainment, and hard work. This movie goes behind the scenes of three very different restaurants and finds what makes them tick.

Chocolat

In this romantic, dreamy film, a young woman and her daughter move to a small French town and open a patisserie. There are a lot of scenes of delicious chocolate in this love story.

The Trip

Watch two friends, both actors, eat their way through 10 incredible restaurants in one week, if you want something a little more lighthearted and funny.

Somm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a sommelier? It is harder than you think. Follow four men on their journey to trying to get the master sommelier title – a test with apparently the lowest pass rates in the world. It is a super-fascinating look into a niche area of food culture.

The Search for General Tso

If you like a good mystery and love the popular American dish – General Tso's chicken – then this movie looks at how popular this dish is in America, how people view it in China, and who exactly invented the dish.

DIY Popcorns

Making your own popcorn from scratch is easy and you can avoid all the health pitfalls of pre-packaged microwave popcorn. If you need to take some to the office or where ever you are going, including sneaking it into a movie house, make it in advance and throw it in a reusable bag.

Ingredients

¼ cup dry popcorn kernels, 1½ tsp coconut oil, 2 tsp red palm oil, ¼ tsp salt

Preparation

In a pot, stir together coconut oil and popcorn kernels and heat pot on stove to high. Cover pot with lid, let popcorn pop until you hear less popping per second and remove from pot into a bowl. Top the popcorn with melted red palm oil and salt mixture.

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