NOW, FORAGER (which wins my "favorite title" award for this year) resolutely goes against nearly all that I have stated above. Almost totally unsexy (its protagonists seem too tired after their day's at work to even think about it), unshowy and unaware of much of anything besides fungi (this is a mushroom movie) and taste, the film, from Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin (shown above, with Ms Halperin on the left) instead shows us the mundane lives of its foodie couple who forage for wild mushrooms in New Jersey then sell these to upscale restaurants. You know what? The movie fascinates, all the same.
Tiffany Esteb), though they are American-born-and-bred, come from a Basque heritage which they infuse into their culinary concoctions. While Lucien is happy enough living hand-to-mouth, Regina would opt for more security. They argue a lot ("Are you done being grouchy?" she asks him) and finally she decides to take a kitchen job that will ensure them a more permanent income.
Lion's Mane!). We learn that, in picking, sometimes a second opinion is necessary. She: "Well, it won't kill anyone." He: "It could mean permanent kidney damage." And the food preparation on view here beats out a lot of what we've seen at three-star restaurants.