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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994; Ang Lee, director) and Tortilla Soup (2001; Maria Ripoll, director). They are essentially the same story of a widowed man and his three grown daughters. I believe they are based on the same screenplay.
The father is a professional chef and an excellent cook. Every Sunday, he spends hours and hours creating a special meal for his daughters, who are expected to be at the table, no matter what. He is protective of them and wants them to live at home always.
The young women, on the other hand, have secret boyfriends and dreams of being on their own. The eldest is fairly conservative, the middle one is an up and comer, and the youngest is fairly liberal. The sisters get along okay, but they squabble as most siblings do.
The movies are fun and the shots of the food are amazing. Tortilla Soup is in English and takes place in southern California. Eat Drink Man Woman is subtitled and takes place in Taiwan. Light viewing and worth the rental.