There’s a scene in “The Bear” season 2 in which one character lovingly makes an omelette for another who is at the end of her rope, and the reception of that omelette and the care that went into its creation is almost enough to move the recipient to tears. Without giving away any major plot details, “The Taste of Things” is also about how cooking for someone else can be one of the most personal expressions of love there is. It’s like that scene from “The Bear,” but exponentially more romantic. You’ll be seeing this pop up on “best food movies” lists from now until the end of time, so be sure to circle February 2024 on your calendar and seek this out as soon as you get a chance.

I spoke about this movie with /Film editor Ethan Anderton on today’s episode of the /Film Daily podcast, which you can listen to below:

We also talked about other movies we’ve been catching up on as the year comes to an end, including “Saltburn,” “The Color Purple,” “The Holdovers,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” and more.

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