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A Matter of Taste: DVD Review


A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste: DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Madman Home Entertainment

Kiwi directed doco from Sally Rowe, this looks at the rise, fall and resurrection of English chef Paul Liebrandt, the youngest chef to ever get a 3 star NYTimes rating.

Over the course of a decade, we follow Paul as he espouses and lives his philosophy that "A chef who doesn't cook is a very miserable chef" and works in brasseries and joints which are clearly holding his career back.

Level headed only one Ramsay style explosion is shown), Liebrandt is an affable doco choice with his determined nature the one thing which shines through from start to finish.

Beautifully shot and vibrant with shots of food which will make you salivate,this doco is a testament to dreams, creativity and culinary drive.

There's also an elusive hunt for a critic's visit but you are 100% behind this chef from the get go as we chart the highs and lows of a fickle trade.

It's a fascinating insight into what makes a chef tick and an excellently crafted film which is non intrusive and ultimately revealing and highly rewarding

Rating: 7/10


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