On Food: Lifelike depictions of the kitchen make ‘Ratatouille,’ ‘No Reservations’ more than palatable

On Food: Lifelike depictions of the kitchen make ‘Ratatouille,’ ‘No Reservations’ more than palatable

Two chef-focused movies opening within one month of each other this summer prove that the status of cooks in popular culture is hotter than a broiler in a prime steakhouse.

The major motion pictures, “No Reservations,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and “Ratatouille” from Pixar, a division of Walt Disney Pictures, have more in common than being about chefs.

The animated “Ratatouille” isn’t a fairy tale just for kids. Actually, in one of the many articles on the critically

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