You know the moment: Someone takes a bite of something, and immediately he or she is gripped by a new knowledge of the pleasures and possibilities of life. Perhaps this has happened to you, or maybe you have just seen it happen again and again in the movies.
Lasse Hallström, of Chocolat fame, returns to theaters this weekend with another take on impossibly good food, so we decided to revisit our favorite moments from the movies when food has the force of revelation.
TODAY IN SLATE
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The Simpsons World App Is Here, and Nearly Perfect
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.