Masterchef à la française

In the film Delpeuch is Hortense Laborie (Frot), a woman from the Dordogne region who is approached by officials from the Élysée Palace to become the personal chef of the president of France (d’Ormesson).

Hortense, who runs a B&B and cooking classes in her country farmhouse, has established a reputation for her truffles. The president wants someone who cooks like his grandmother, not the ‘haute cuisine’ of the main kitchen, where chef Azoulay (Hippolyte Girardot) holds sway in an all-male