Cooking with Stella


Dilip Mehta

Location Filmed


Movie Synopsis

“Deception is a dish best served spicy.”

A simple tale of corruption, the mismatched world of expats in far off posts and the locals who have to deal with them. Stella is the long time cook of the Canadian embassy in Delhi. In those years, she has built up a good business of overcharging the residents and doling out the cash to herself and all the vendors along the way. The husband (stay-at-home dad) is a chef who fumbles around trying to learn about Indian food. He finds a niche teaching western cooking classes to the servants of other diplomats and wealthy people. The end has a good twist (but I really did not like the characters) so I was not thrilled that justice wasn’t served.

Additional Credits

Writers: Deepa Mehta, Dilip Mehta