‘Food is as much a backdrop as a recurring symbol. Chu’s failing taste buds parallel his loss for the zest for life. Jia-Chen’s love of cooking harkens back to a frustrated childhood desire, and Jia-Ning’s work at a Wendy’s makes a statement about the infusion of Western culture into modern-day China.’
—Review of Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s
Eat Drink Man Woman by James Berardinelli
EATING CONSTITUTES A MAJOR PREOCCUPATION, concern and form of enjoyment in Taiwan. You would expect this coming from a nation that has had its share of famines, ...