Babette’s Feast

Isak Dinesen (pseudonym for Karen Blixen) is one of my favorite writers and Babette’s Feast is a true flavorista classic.  It is the tale of a renowned French chef who finds herself exiled from revolutionary France to a small Danish village as the maid to 2 elderly, repressed spinsters.

In 1988, this wonderful story was made into a movie which won the academy award for Best Foreign Picture.  Kimberly knows of a culinary arts instructor who has his freshman students watch the movie to help them to understand the power of food and flavor.  It is a gem of a book AND a movie, which is not often the case. If you have never seen this movie or read this book, cozy up and enjoy.  It is a perfect excuse to take a moment during winter break to relax.

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