A Touch of Spice is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require… A Touch of Spice.
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Amazing till the third quarter of the film - cheerful and entertaining storytelling- then it changes into somewhat like a badly filmed cinema paradiso. Nevertheless it's a lovely-spiced film that I'll remember.
I really enjoyed this film, it is visually very appealing (don't watch on an empty stomach). However, i thought that it got a bit ridiculous when the narrative shifted to present day Istanbul - why do the actors speak English all of a sudden? It takes away a lot of the character and charm that the child actors have been building up before.
Will definitely remember to put cinnamon into my meatballs next time i cook.