Precocious culinary celebrity Oliver (Richard Coyle) lives his life in a succession of relationships that last precisely six months. When his latest girlfriend kicks him out (naked) onto the street he meets beautiful and fiery Spaniard Bibiana (Leonor Watling), whose own relationship is in the process of imploding. Despite having little in common their relationship starts well; he teaches her about his passion for food and she opens his eyes to a world beyond the kitchen. But as the six-month deadline approaches Oliver gets cold feet and a bumpy ride begins.

The Food Guide to Love is set in a colourful contemporary Dublin with an excellent supporting cast of home-grown talent including Simon Delaney and Bronagh Gallagher. Written and directed by husband and wife team Teresa Pelegri and Dominic Harari (Only Human), with an additional writing credit for Irish playwright Eugene O’Brien, this bright and light romantic comedy is about learning the true nature of love, the love that happens after the fireworks.

Barry Dignam
Film-maker and lecturer, IADT