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Monday 30 Sep 2019    Things to do in Paris, Paris Guides

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13 TV Shows and Movies to Inspire your Love of French Cooking!

We know that so many of you are keen to work on your French, or just want to dive into a movie or TV show that conjures up all the wonder of France and French cuisine. ​So we thought this month, why not round up a lovely list of places to get your French cultural fix?

Movies in French

Haute Cuisine - Les Saveurs du Palais

If you love films based on actual events, then Haute Cuisine is a must. It follows the trials and tribulations of real-life chef Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch as she becomes the private chef for President François Mitterand. If you've ever taken one of our French Market Cooking Classes with Chef Cyril, you may already know about this movie - he loves it and never fails to recommend it as we walk past Mitterand's former home on our way back to La Cuisine! 

Watch the trailer here

Le Chef

Jean Reno stars in this cheffing comedy, in which a struggling culinary whizz-kid and a successful starred chef who's out of ideas might just be able to help each other out. 

watch the trailer here

Movies in English

Chocolat

Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp in a sleepy French town in 1959 - what else do you need to know? Dive into a beautiful world full of chocolate, colourful characters, romance and redemption. 

Watch the trailer here

Ratatouille

One for the whole family! A culinary genius just happens to be a rat - but why let a little detail like that stop him? Animated Paris is great fun to explore in this ingenious fun-filled adventure.

Find the trailer here

Julie & Julia

This lovely film follows Julia Child as she takes on the male-dominated world of the Cordon Bleu in Paris with legendary results! Years later, unfulfilled blogger Julie tries to cook every single recipe in Child's now famous first book. 

Watch the trailer here

The Hundred-Foot Journey

It takes a lot of nerve to open an Indian restaurant opposite a Michelin-Starred restaurant run, but that's precisely what the Kadam family decide to do. A lovely heart-warming movie about meeting halfway. 

Trailer? Here!

Kings of Pastry

If you've ever wondered exactly how much passion, energy (and emotion!) goes into the Meilleur Ouvrier de France contest every four years....watch this and wonder no more!!

Trailer here

TV in French

Top Chef France

Reality TV - in French! Follow all the hopefuls as they compete for the title of Top Chef! There are lots of episodes available on YouTube however unfortunately not with English subtitles. But if your French could use a brush up or you'd just like to immerse yourself in the language, you can start here.

Chef's Table France

Explore the kitchens of some of France's most famous chefs, and those changing the gastronomic game forever. Every episode explores the world of one chef - their lives, inspirations, kitchens and passions.

You'll find the documentary trailer with English subtitles here and you can find the series on Netflix.

TV in English

Julia Child The French Chef

Watching Julia Child is like a comfort blanket - pop on an episode of The French Chef, sit back and let Julia do the rest. 

Watch her make French Onion Soup here, or come and make it with us

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Paris

The late Anthony Bourdain explores Paris in his own inimitable style in this episode of his hit show No Reservations. You can find the full episode right here!

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