Amuse Bouche: A Chef's Tale (20020
Chef Barbara Lynch-does she love to cook or cook to love? Amuse Bouche: A Chef's Tale explores the controversial, comical and inspirational layers of nationally recognized chef, Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park on Beacon Hill, Boston. This intimate documentary-named after the chef's complimentary appetizer-uses vivid events from Lynch's life story. A female, real-life “Good Will Hunting”, Lynch overcame poverty, depression, violence and social stigma to rise through the ranks and establish herself in a male dominated business with a 60 % failure rate. Although the film's message is one of optimism, Lynch's story recognizes how the confining definitions of traditional femininity have created internal barriers to achievement for many young women. Using a compilation of family photographs, exclusive interviews, archival and animated footage, Amuse Bouche demonstrates how women and men can gain confidence in their abilities, mobilize themselves, and utilize self-assertion to achieve their dreams.