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TampopoThere's a scene in Tampopo where a vagrant expertly cooks a perfect scrambled egg in less than a minute. It's beautiful. Director Juzo Itami's film is not just about food, it's obsessed and consumed by good food and bows at its altar. The main quirky plot revolves around a middle-aged woman who runs a middle of the road noodle shop until she becomes inspired by a handsome older stranger to create the perfect bowl of ramen. The film wanders away from this main thread with clever, erotic or funny side characters and scenes also revolving around food. It's a breezy, electric and hedonistic film that I can't imagine anyone who loves food not enjoying. Eat before viewing, however, it's bound to make you very hungry.

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Posted on September 17, 2007

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