Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
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The French love food. They talk about what to have for lunch at breakfast and what to have for dinner at lunch. "Haute Cuisine" took me back to Paris and that love for food. Mlle. Frot was a wonderful chef and the food produced by someone (WHO???) was spectacular. Savoy cabbage stuffed with salmon. Oh my.
The only jarring note was the actor who played "Le President." Too old to be Mitterand.
I'll watch this again to capture her recipe for the salad dressing and the name of the cookbook Le President loved.
BTW is she still alive and cooking?
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