In 1988, the Danish movie called “Babette’s Feast,” based on a story by Danish novelist Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), earned an Oscar for best foreign language film. We remember this much-loved movie about loss, survival and the art of French food. For those of you who are interested in IP and are going to share the New Year’s Eve dinner with the very same people you have seen around the table in the last few months, we also offer a few ideas and fun facts about intellectual property in food typically served in France for New Year’s dinner that may help to raise some new conversation topics.
Babette’s Feast depicts a woman who at the end of the 19th century has ran away from Paris and the Commune rebellion and ends up in a small Danish village run by a very strict minister. She is hired as a maid by the minister’s daughters, who cannot really afford a maid, but understand that Babette does not have any place to go. The only connection Babette has kept with France is that she plays lottery and fifteen years later, she wins the Continue Reading