Take a gamble on the new season of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” which was taped in Las Vegas. Contestant Amber Lancaster has the chops for the competition, with a Chicago resume that includes Alinea, Soho House, Moto and Bernie’s Lunch & Supper. Chef Amber also trained in Paris, so enjoy some French food without leaving your couch. — Tracy Swartz
Eat that: Floriole
Find heaven at Floriole, a French-inspired bakery and cafe in Lincoln Park. Chef Sandra Holl, co-owner with Parisian husband Mathieu Holl, may be best known for impeccable croissants: Wisconsin butter, Valrhona chocolate ($5.62) or, right now, a lovely lemon poppyseed special. Faithful followers know it’s the season for a galette des rois ($26.59, serves 4), aka king cake; it’s puff pastry filled with almond frangipane custard hiding a fève. But first, there’s beef bourguignon ($13.29, serves 2), which you will need to reheat, to bring out your inner Julia Child. 1220 W. Webster Ave., 773-883-1313, floriole.com — Louisa Chu
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Watch this: “Soul”
No, souls can’t eat — as the two lead characters cheekily demonstrate in Pixar’s latest — but we still can. Watch as a recently deceased jazz pianist (Jamie Foxx) and a person-yet-to-be (Tina Fey) chase the meaning of life. It’s a joyous film directed by Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Kemp Powers; you’ll blubber as much as you laugh. For this, you need inspiring comfort food. Available on Disney Plus. — Jennifer Day
Eat this: Virtue
Food doesn’t get more comforting, nor more soulful, than the Southern American dishes at chef Erick Williams’ Hyde Park restaurant. I’m fond of the gem lettuce salad (with crispy black-eyed peas subbing for croutons, $10), gizzards with dirty rice and gravy ($12) and chicken-andouille gumbo ($13). For bigger appetites, go for blackened catfish with barbecue carrots ($25) or, my favorite, beef short ribs with crushed potatoes and creamed spinach ($32). 1462 E. 53d St., 773-947-8831, virtuerestaurant.com— Phil Vettel
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