Babette's Feast And Chef Essay

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Harriet Van Horne, an American newspaper columnist and film critic, once said, "Cooking is like love, it should be entered with abandon or not at all." One who is very passionate about cooking or in the cooking business, for example, Carl and Babette - the main characters from the text Babette’s Feast and Chef - , most likely would agree with Horne on the idea that cooking is something you should either do or don't do. Some might argue that Babette’s Feast and Chef are two different stories because of the how adventurous and modern the movie Chef is in context to how Babette’s Feast mainly take place in one location and focus on religion. However, I correctly argue that Babette’s Feast and Chef are the same story because of both feature food bringing people together, main characters just wanting their meals…show more content…
It was both important to Carl and Babette for other to value their food. In Babette’s Feast and Chef, food made problems amongst the character magically go away or be solved due to the appreciation of food. For example, in Babette’s Feast, the town’s people that hold grudges against each other were able to but all issues to the side and enjoy the feast. Also, in Chef, the relationship issues with Carl and his son, ex-wife, and the critic are all resolved through the enjoyment of Carl’s food truck business. In the late beginning of the movie Carl says to his son, “I may not do everything great in my life, but I'm good at this. I manage to touch people's lives with what I do and I want to share this with you (Chef).” This quote proves that Carl used his cooking to create happiness and joy within his customers and that desire to do so created happiness and satisfaction within himself. The love of food overpowered the hatred amongst the characters and created better relations amongst the

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