Final Recipe: San Sebastian Review by Clarence Tsui

Final Recipe Review

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 […]

HEROIC SHAWARMA: THE AVENGERS / SUNNIN LEBANESE CAFE

Avengers Shawarma Time

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.

Tortilla Soup recipe via Screen to Table!

Tortilla Soup Poster

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.

Can Roca’s El Somni Film Announces February Premiere via EATER

El Somni

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 […]

Sweet, Sexy Ocean: A Short Foodie Doc about Uni from Director Alex Finden

Sweet Sexy Ocean poster

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.