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Credibility is baked into Jon Favreau's 'Chef'
Credibility is baked into Jon Favreau's 'Chef'

Most successful filmmakers don't go back to school in the midst of their careers. But at 47, Jon Favreau decided that if he was going to get the smallest details right in "Chef" — and as any cook knows, the best dishes are defined by the littlest things — he had to learn a thing or two. So he called food truck maven Roy Choi, who enrolled Favreau in culinary school and then brought him in to work in Choi's kitchens. Before long, the "Iron Man" director was handling knives and plating dishes as if he had worn a chef's coat for years. Opening May 9, "Chef" is Favreau's love letter to food and, more forcefully, the people who...

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