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Food Puns for This Weekend's Academy Awards

With the help of the Talk community and some other friends, we've put together a menu of foods word-playing off the Academy Award categories. Yeah, some of them are pretty bad. Films Frosted Flakes/Nixon Mr. Frosty/Nixon The Curious Case of Benjamin Mutton The Curious Case of Beignet Button Corndog (or Chili Dog, or just plain Hot Dog) Millionaire Grand Panino Flan Torino GuacaWall-E Revolutionary Rolls The Reader.. (uh, this one is too hard; ergo, should not win award) Milk (go crazy here) Actors/Directors Kate Wing-lets Ann Hath-fillet Frank Lan-jello Gus Van Sant-wiches Marisa Tomei-to Soup Frieda Pinto Beans Amy Adams Apple Mickey Pork Brad Pitted Prunes Eggplant Parma-Sean Penn Related: The Brooklyn Kitchen's Oscars Menu... More

Top Movies Starring Chinese Food

Diana Kuan of food blog Appetite for China names her top five movies starring Chinese food: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman; A Christmas Story; My Life as McDull; Rice Rhapsody; and The Joy Luck Club. I would also add one of my favorite movies, the comedy God of Cookery directed by Stephen Chow. If you haven't seen it before, watch an introductory clip after the jump. In true Stephen Chow style, it's out there, but that doesn't even begin to cover the scope of the whole movie. What other movies would you add to this list?... More

In Videos: Greenhorns, a New Documentary About Young Farmers

If you believe young people should make cheese not war, here's an upcoming documentary for you. Greenhorns spotlights the young cheesemakers, urban gardeners, and CSA (community supported agriculture) organizers who make up a wave of first-time farmers. This new farming generation doesn't have the scruffy peasant with a pitchfork look. They are spunky-scruffy, in their 20s or 30s, and choosing agriculture over more "normal" desk jobs. Film producer Severine von Tscharner Fleming was featured in this weekend's New York Times Sunday magazine for her work on the documentary and ability to bring together fellow young things that double as stewards of the land. Watch the trailer, after the jump.... More

Film to Watch: King Corn

"King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation." King Corn may not be the stuff of summer blockbusters, but it is a documentary that deals with something all Americans should be concerned about: corn. Yes, those little subsidized yellow kernels that pop up in our food supply in the form of high fructose corn syrup, grain-fed beef, and so much more (too much more being the problem). Follow filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis as they grow their own acre of corn in Iowa and follow the corn's path through the food system. The film opens today in New York City at Cinema Village. Check out... More

NYC Food Film Festival Tonight and Tomorrow

The inaugural NYC Food Film Festival continues tonight at Water Taxi Beach. Tonight and tomorrow's films listed below. Friday, June 22 8:30 p.m. - Tasting Rachel Ray - 3 mins. 8:45 - Above The Line - Saving Willie Mae's Scotch House - 45 mins. 9:30 - Dial S For Sausage - 15 mins. 9:45 - Fried Pies - 12 mins. 10 - Working The Miles - 13 mins. 10:15 - Hot Chicken - 10 mins. 10:30 - Q&A with filmmaker Joe York of Above The Line. Fried Pies, Hot Chicken, etc. Saturday, June 23 8:30 p.m. - Tasting Rachel Ray - 3 mins. - Hot Chicken - 10 mins. - 4H at the Missouri State Fair - 4 mins. 8:50... More

Food Film Festival

This Thursday in New York City, Water Taxi Beach is kicking off its inaugural food film series with Hamburger America, a burger documentary we've excerpted here on Serious Eats, in addition to other shorts about food. On Friday, the series continues with a documentary on Las Vegas buffets. Saturday brings a date with asparagus. To go with the films, various dishes will be paired with the entertainment. Admission to the movies is free, but the food will cost you. Food tickets here.... More

The Greatest Garlic Epic Ever

Have you ever seen the Les Blank film, Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers? It is certainly the greatest garlic film ever. If someone you know is into garlic and great documentaries, buy them a DVD of this film now. It's the ultimate Garlic Day present. Here's a clip of it on YouTube.... More

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