Deborah Ross

Sensuous, languorous, soothing and rich: The Taste of Things reviewed

This sumptious gastro-film will also force you to reappraise vol-au-vents

The only sounds in The Taste of Things are of butter sizzling, meat hitting hot fat and Eugénie (Juliette Binoche) occasionally asking, ‘the vegetables please, Violette’ [Carole Bethuel, 2023 Curiosa Films, Gaumont, France 2 Cinema]

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