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.