Chef Bradley Borchardt here.

I’ve been into “food movies” long before I was a professional cook. My fascination began with a matinee (yep, in the theatre – ADMIT ONE) of Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe, circa 1978. The sharp, witty dialogue and captivating images have remained with me to this day:  I will never forget Jacqueline Bisset separating egg yolks through her fingers and the massive ovens (in professional kitchens) large enough to roast an entire person (DOUBLE SPOILER ALERT), which inevitably happens in this film; as well as my later favorite The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, circa 1989.

Side note, the recurring theme of “flesh eating” is ever present-why is that? See Bitter Feast, Compulsion, Green Butchers, Dumplings even Silence of the Lambs (though the “Fava Beans” sequence is a classic bit – its not a food movie hence I do not review).

Tastyflix is simply an archive of “films fed by food” [NEVER TO BE CONFUSED with an imitation Siskel & Ebert review (I’ve got too much respect for those guys). It is NEITHER INTENDED to add to the endless copy/paste digital parade of Top 10 this or Best of that distraction, which is annoying]. I am sharing my observations on the cooking techniques, memorable food images and crafted dialogue that possess culinary or anthropological significance to what I do for a living.

If you have a movie that is not listed (and by no means have I seen ‘em all), drop me a note and I will do my best to seek it out and throw it up onto this site. Meanwhile, open a bottle of your favorite libation, sit back on the couch, press play and get swept up in the stories that revolve around one of our favorite pastimes… grubbing!

Yours in a perfectly reduced sauce,

Chef BPB

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