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Bruni Inspires Film About Chef Kidnapping, Torturing Critic

Eater National gets their hands on a teaser trailer to the film Bitter Feast in which a chef exacts revenge on a food blogger, J.T. Franks, who ruins his career with a negative review. "The public demands raw meat, I just give it to them," says the blogger as he describes the restaurant's food as "vomitous." Mario Batali, playing a restaurateur, fires the chef and replaces him with a sous chef from Marlow & Sons. Naturally, the original chef then loses his mind, kidnaps the blogger, and chains him up in a basement. Franks is forced to go perform "a series of deceptively simple food challenges - from preparing a perfect egg over easy, to grilling a steak precisely medium rare - punishing him sadistically for anything less than total perfection." Creepy! Also, the film was inspired by Frank Bruni's review of Gordon Ramsay at the London:

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