What better way to enjoy Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel than to make the Courtesan Au Chocolat!
Some artists are drawn to beginnings, to the spirited waters of hope, apprehension and expectation. Other artists are drawn to endings, to where the stream peters out, a hollow foggy with nostalgia, wistfulness and what the Japanese call mono-no-aware. Filmmaker Wes Anderson is an end-watcher. His new film, and one of his best, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a […]
We have been making our food show, Munchies, for four years now. As much as we love it, it only gives us a few hours with chefs that we find extremely intriguing. We thought, fuck it? Why don’t we make a full on documentary? That leads us to our first feature, Farang, with none other than chef Andy […]
The representation of food and drink in film has a storied history. From the hard-boiled egg extravaganza in Cool Hand Luke to the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp, food is often used to convey information about a moment in time, a place, or a subtle aspect of a character we’re trying to understand. This year’s field of contenders […]
Forget about setting the salt shaker on your TV tray. The big fat tears rolling down your cheeks will scratch out any need for table salt. I’ve been feeling like Tita in “Como agua para chocolate,” seasoning my food with my sorrows, ever since I first heard the news that legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is retiring from movie-making.
Here are new photos straight from actor/writer/director Jon Favreau’supcoming film Chef. Chef tells the story of chef Carl Casper (Favreau), who quits his fine dining job and launches a food truck called El Jefe Cubanos with his family. (Favreau got some real life food trucking mentorship from LA food truck king Roy Choi during filming.) Casper takes El Jefe Cubanos on the road; filming locations […]
James Bond without his martini? “The Big Lebowski” dude without his White Russian? Unthinkable. You won’t see any “Best Supporting Drink” in this year’s Academy Awards ceremonies, but cocktails play a major role in movies, serving as props, symbols and reflections of what’s going on behind the scenes. Recipes included with this story: Blood and Sand; Pink […]
The 86th Academy Awards are coming to a TV near you this Sunday—and if you want to know which of the 9 Best Picture nominees wins the Oscar, you’ll have to stick it out until the bitter end. This will give you several long hours to consider things like the fabulous variety of hair (feathered, permed, […]
With movies’ biggest night upon us—March 2, mark your calendars for the Oscars—we’re seeking out the best new food documentaries to feast your eyes on. Expand your food-doc repertoire beyond Super Size Me and Jiro Dreams of Sushi with a list of flicks that cover everything from old-world Italian fisherman and childhood obesity, to toques at the world’s best restaurants […]