New York Premiere
A fugitive from death row is recaptured when he pauses to eat a bowl of doenjang (bean stew) so delicious he forgets to keep running. On the way to his execution, his last words aren’t of anger or regret, but of that unforgettable stew. A reporter thinks he has a show here, but no one knows anything about the chef who made the stew. What follows is a hunger-inducing, gorgeous romance that also happens to be Korea’s great food movie. With a light touch, lots of humor, a few ghosts, some homemade wine, a sea of petals in the wind, an ode to the seductive powers of yeast, and some of the most beautiful scenes of cooking ever put on film, The Recipe will fill your heart and your stomach.