We Got This Covered
Last year’s Chef, a studio system palate cleanser for director Jon Favreau, was the exact sort of oddball creation you’d expect to find in a food truck. Thinly veiled in its metaphor and debatably vain as it was, Chef caught on with moviegoers because Favreau’s passion project had the necessary ingredients to deserve such a branding (sweetness and enthusiasm will excuse a lot of aimless self-indulgence). Thanks to Burnt, the new Bradley Cooper-starring culinary drama, Favreau’s willingness to go off-menu now looks all the more appetizing in retrospect. The alternative for film-loving foodies, it would seem, is factory processed junk food that has all the zest and inspiration of spam by candlelight.