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Chocolat
This English-language movie is set in a provincial French village in 1959 and deals with the pressing question of whether the seductive and mysterious powers of chocolate can soothe the priggish tendencies of the local townsfolk – and during Lent, no less.
"...Hugh O'Conor and Leslie Caron. Like its title implies, Chocolat tastes good in the moment but leaves behind little..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt are delightfully matched in this offbeat romantic comedy from the director of Chocolat.
"...bombed-out mosque or dead servicemen. Swedish director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, Dear John) is no satirist – he's too hardwired..."

March 30, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Shipping News
"...Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) seems to actively encourage his actors to play behind..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Beau Travail
Claire Denis' deceptively dreamlike film about a French Foreign Legionnaire in Northern Africa
"...is the most accomplished of all Denis' films, including Chocolat, I Can't Sleep, and Nénette and Boni. It is..."

July 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Can't Sleep
"...of both Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch, director Denis (Chocolat) earns high marks for originality in this tale of..."

April 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dining del Lago 2010
What a difference some rain makes! The water is blue, the hills are green, and several new restaurants are cooking near area lakes.
"...The Lake­way Commons spaces that formerly housed Expressions Fine Chocolate and the Vino 100 wine bar have been transformed..."

July 2, 2010 Food Feature

Food-o-File
"...of this past year has to be a peach-nectar-filled chocolate created by Chocolat (330 W. Main in Fred­er­icksburg, 830/990-9382;..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

TV Eye
Belinda Acosta frees her inner dork, with big ups for The Lone Gunmen and BattleBots, among others. Also, a partial Oscar ballot.
"...25, 7pm, on ABC, hosted by Steve Martin.Best Picture Chocolat..."

March 23, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Year in Food
The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about
"...filled with peaches in the summer, or made with chocolate, caramel, and nuts in the fall, I always wish..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' a Delightful Confection
Old hotels, dastardly villains, a pastry heroine, and cream puffs
"...tutorial on how to make the fictional Courtesan au Chocolat, go here...."

March 19, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Foodie Stocking Stuffers for 2007
Stuff your stockings with foodie goodies from board games to masa spreaders
"...Trivia Game: Up to six players answer questions about chocolate, candy, desserts, ice cream, and other tasty snacks in..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...ChocolatD: Lasse Hallström; with Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina,..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

14 Fabulous International Bakeries Right Here in Austin
From macarons to kolaches to milkshake cookies, we got you covered
"...something-for-everyone offerings ranging from cheesy hot dog bread to chocolate-stuffed buns, it's easy to understand why they've been called..."

June 14, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

Last Minute Gifts for Mom
For once, don't be a disappointment
"...Wayward Chocolat Ganache Pieces & Sauces These European-style ganache pieces are..."

May 8, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Farmers’ Market Report: March 1-2, 2014
Sausages, snapper, shrimp, soap, and scones
"...Creek news, one of my favorite bakeries, Baguette et Chocolate, is going to be joining the Barton Creek Market...."

Feb. 28, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers' Market Report: Dec. 7-8, 2013
Cauliflower, beeswax, habañero jelly, and bitter cold
"...and as a dipping sauce for shrimp. Baguette et Chocolat, who sell their authentically French wares at the Sunset..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers Market Report: June 23
A brief report on area farmers markets
"...At the Coco-Puro table, Kakawa Chocolates has breached out into hot chocolate, chocolate almond bars,..."

June 23, 2012 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Eat Local Week
It's pretty self-explanatory, no?
"...Lamar offers a movie feast inspired by the film Chocolat. $65. 7pm...."

Dec. 3, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Dear John
In this obvious romance, a soldier on leave falls for a girl, which leads to an anguished correspondence.
"...excitement you would expect from the guy who directed Chocolat) and Jamie Linden’s humorless script and slurry plotting to..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Darkness
Eurotrash horror film for the new millennium.
"...as a garter snake in a Cuisinart. Why Olin (Chocolat, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) should also find herself..."

Dec. 31, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Get Over It
"...parade to mean much of anything, and besides, isn't Chocolat still playing? So that leaves the rest of you,..."

March 9, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Local Bestsellers
Local bestsellers are based on recent sales at Austin bookstores selected to reflect varied reading interests.
"...5. Chocolat by Joanne Harris..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Books Column

The Great Escape
Chain gangs! Cast aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! … It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...and Steven Soderbergh (Traffic); modest, likable comedies (Lasse Hallström's Chocolat, David Mamet's State and Main); and high-profile epics, like..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Shop Local During the Holiday and Fill Your Belly With Delicious Carbs
Treats to soothe your soul
"...with streusel topping, the OG Strawberry, Heath Bar with chocolate drizzle, chocolate chunk, Cinnascone, Funfetti with a wild candy..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Support local business while maintaining your social distance
"...Baguette et Chocolat Offering full menu and pastry case to-go...."

March 16, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

50+ Restaurants to Try in Downtown Austin
Want a bite close to the action? We've got you covered for any mood, group, or time of day.
"...then come back in the morning for pain au chocolat. This bar-meets-bakery does not disappoint...."

March 13, 2020 Food Feature by Zelly Martin

25 Restaurants to Help You Eat Your Way Around the Domain in Austin
Sips, bites, sweets, and other food options from around the globe
"...Texas. There's the classics (plain, almond, and pain au chocolat croissants), caneles, éclairs, and of course, macarons in pistachio,..."

July 5, 2019 Food Feature by The Food Staff

ICYMI: Chez Nous
French bistro offers comfort, romance, and wonderful food
"...apricot, and a choice of desserts including mousse au chocolat and creme brûlée. Lunch offers a great chance to..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Food Column by Jessi Cape

Lena Olin Plans Her Demise in A Critically Endangered Species
"That’s a challenge as an actor – and for any woman, to not be pleasing."
"...J.J. Abrams' Alias, with Jennifer Garner. Other highlights include Chocolat, Romeo Is Bleeding, The Reader, and her Oscar-nominated performance..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
"...Chocolat (Montreal, Canada)..."

Jan. 12, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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