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The film trailed the chef as he was gearing up to open Ore, his restaurant in the Palace of Versailles.

Alison Spiegel
April 12, 2018

If you're a fan of food documentaries profiling world-renowned, globe-trotting chefs, it's a good season for you. On the heels of David Chang's Ugly Delicious, Chef's Table: Pastry is coming out tomorrow, and, if that wasn't enough to keep you sated, a documentary on Alain Ducasse will be released in theaters, on Amazon and on iTunes on June 8.

"What I do is my favorite hobby. I hunt down and taste produce all over the world. It's my obsession," Ducasse says in a new trailer that just came out. What he humbly calls a hobby, of course, has earned him no fewer than 18 Michelin stars.

The film trailed the chef as he was gearing up to open Ore, his restaurant in the Palace of Versailles.

According to a review in Variety, it took about a year of convincing for Ducasse to agree to the film. "Clearly, there must have been some ground rules regarding his personal life," Variety writes, "since de Maistre’s voiceover narration barely mentions Ducasse’s wife and children, whom he says he encountered a only few times over the course of filming.

A window into his personal life this might not be, but if you like gazing at delicious food from all over the world and watching Ducasse smell fresh produce, however, this documentary is for you.

As he tastes what looks like a cacao fruit, he asks, 'Now how do I turn that into a sorbet in Paris." We'll be waiting with bated breath to find out.

While you gear up for the documentary, try making Ducasses's gougères, his butter based rib-eye steaks and this bittersweet chocolate tart.