Could a movie actually inspire a kid to try a new food? Well, sure. Isn’t that what happened to a generation of kids after Popeye first ate spinach? The Disney/Pixar movie Brave, which is set in the Scottish Highlands, introduces young moviegoers to a whole range of traditional Scottish foods.
Humans have been making movies for 130 years, and in that time we’ve pretty much exhausted every story or character that could appear on film, inevitably leading to the overuse of cliched protagonists and plots that we’ve seen a million times. And when everyone got tired of those…the new cliches are all about food.
Macaroni and movies, together? It’s the new sensation. For those with an appetite for stimulating their wits and their senses, film and food make a perfect pairing: they feed both the body and the brain. Attendees of Culinary Cinema at the Berlinale (Berlin’s annual film festival) are treated to a week’s immersion in films about […]
Six years after her New York-based cross-cultural marital drama Never Forever, Korean director Gina Kim returns to Asia with a food and family film about a high school student’s discovery of his abilities and cultural roots. Humility, harmony and a lot of heart: the three things that Final Recipe‘s protagonists discovered to be essential to a […]
While at a pause in the climactic battle that, according to some estimates, would cause approximately $160 billion in damages to Manhattan at the rousing conclusion of Joss Whedon’s popcorn extravaganza The Avengers, Tony Stark/Iron Man suggests that his crew head out later for some shawarma, that delightful pita wrap, Turkish in origin, of spit-roasted meat with accoutrements such as hummus and hot sauce.
In Tortilla Soup food plays several roles. First, as Robin Balthrope writes in Reel Food, food represents ethnicity and culture. The opening scenes show the father character, Martin, grilling cactus and peppers, creating a colorful feast for his family. The chef in the film is the protector of tradition.
The documentary film about the El Celler de Can Roca brothers’ impressive culinary opera El Somni is set to premiere at the 64th annual Berlinale film festival in February, a press release announces. Also called El Somni, the film depicts “an exclusive dinner” in which “the brothers’ extraordinary dishes are put in an intercultural context through video projections and performances.” Watch the stunning 8 minute trailer […]
If you love the magnificently rich complexity of uni (sea urchin) as much as we do here at Cinefoodie, then you’ll thrill to the sights and sounds of Alex Finden’s mesmerizing short documentary about those conservation-minded few who gather and savor the spiniest and most delectable members of the phylum Echinodermata, which also includes sea stars and sea cucumbers.