What is the best food movie ever made? A.O. Scott thinks its Ratatouille. Okay, maybe; good cartoon. But I don't think it's the very best. I nominate Babette's Feast, and if that's toooooo, well you know, religious, how about Tampopo. Your nominee. Scott's not very depthy case Here.

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal. 

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