Binging with Babish: Courtesan au Chocolat from Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s films are rife with clashing color schemes, furrow-browed pedantry, and rich character development set against an oddly symmetrical backdrop. In the case of The Grand Budapest Hotel, it’s also home to a pastry as precious as its parentage. The Courtesan au Chocolat, a delicate tower of puffed up pâtissière and saccharine masonry, is the challenge faced this week in the BwB kitchen.

Binging with Babish: Puerco Pibil from Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Once Upon a Time in Mexico, against all odds, played a large role in the creation of BwB – my first-ever DVD, its special features showed me that I could one day be a filmmaker *and* a chef. In this 2003 Banderas action-comedy, Johnny Depp inexplicably caps a cook for making this Yucatánian special a bit too perfectly; as director Robert Rodriguez says, make at your own peril.

100 Years of Family Dinners ? Mode.com

Foodie fans, this one’s for you! Whether you lean toward 1915-style roast beef and franconia potatoes, or if 2015’s kale craze suits your taste, this look at food over the past century will satiate your palate.