The President's Chef vs. the Food Snobs

Resembling a Francophile fantasy yet based on actual events, "Haute Cuisine" recounts Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch's tenure as private chef to President François Mitterrand. Plucked from the Périgord region of France, Ms. Delpeuch - here renamed Hortense Laborie - yields to no one in cooking the grandmotherly comfort food desired by her country's patrician leader.