Watch a Clip From Paul Liebrandt’s ‘A Matter of Taste’


Paul Liebrandt's personal take on modern cooking is, like most approaches to the discipline, pretty divisive remember eels with crystallized violets and chocolate? Foamed-up calf brains and foie gras? Onion sorbet? Liebrandt's simply misunderstood, argues Sally Rowe's snappy debut doc A Matter of Taste. (It was still called A Mouthful when we first told you about it.) The film traces Liebrandt's struggle from post-9/11 New Yorks comfort-food culture through the opening of the Michelin-starred Corton, and in it, we witness Liebrandt's transformation from scrappy, eager golden boy to rounder, sadder-looking, jaded thirtysomething cynic and it sort of makes our hearts sink. Watch a preview clip below, then catch the film at the Tribeca Film Fest starting on April 28, or watch its debut on HBO June 13.