The Surprising Connection Between Chrissy Teigen's Movie 'Fries' And Anthony Bourdain

Chrissy Teigen's love of food is well known and well documented. The TV star and personality has an entire website devoted to food, has written cookbooks, even attended culinary school, and frequently posts about food on social media (via Spoon University). So it was no surprise when she posted on Instagram on August 10, "our delicious letter of love as arrived on @peacocktv!!" referring to "Fries! The Movie." "I'm a producer so if I can get an actual award for eating french fries with @ericripert and watching footage of hot oil, u guys can all be inspired to also follow your dreams."

The feature-length documentary, which will examine the immense global popularity of fries, takes viewers around the world as it explores the history of the dish, uncovers unique local flavors, and features stories from a wide range of characters, from farmers, chefs, and celebrities to "fry aficionados from all walks of life" (via Variety). And while the late great Anthony Bourdain is not directly involved in the movie, there is still nonetheless a connection.

Anthony Bourdain's connection to the movie

Not only does Chrissy Teigen make an appearance in the documentary, but her production company, Huntley Productions, was involved, along with Zero Point Zero, Anthony Bourdain's Emmy-award winning production company (via Variety). It's the same production company responsible for bringing to the world "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," and "A Cook's Tour."

Chrissy Teigen is also a producer on the movie, along with Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Rob Sheard, Jared Andrukanis, and Kelly Mullen. It was Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia who first approached and managed to convince a reluctant Anthony Bourdain to work on "A Cook's Tour," even though the producers thought he'd fail at television. It was the series that started Bourdain down the path that really helped define a big part of his career, and the rest is history. The documentary was also directed by Michael Steed and co-directed by Gillian Brown, who was a producer on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." Much as Anthony Bourdain was known for his travels around the world and deep dives into different foods and cultures, "Fries! The Movie" tries to do that about one very specific food, one beloved of people around the world.