Babette's Feast, written and directed by Gabriel Axel based on the short story by Karen Blixen is really the story of nourishing the soul with food. The meal that Babette prepares for these two sisters in this small gloomy village brings the whole town to life. Big Night, directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, tells the story of two brothers and their failing New Jersey restaurant and the one night they have to save their business. It's inspired many to attempt the famous timpano. I still haven't had the nerve.