Want a perfectly prepared dish of tender quail in truffle sauce? Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a workaholic master chef, can do that. But don't ask her what to do about the free spirited, opera loving sous chef (Aaron Eckhart) who joins the staff of her upscale Manhattan restaurant. Or what to do about the orphaned niece (Abigail Breslin), more partial to fish sticks than foie gras, who comes to live with her. "I wish there was a cookbook for life, with recipes telling us exactly what to do" Kate tells hertherapist. A love of life (and great food!) spices up this warm hearted and funny tale about a woman discovering a world bigger than her kitchen.