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Behind the Scenes Tour of a Sugar Shack in Quebec

James Boo 7 comments

Last spring, a few friends and I road-tripped to the town of Rigaud, Quebec to shoot a documentary about maple farming. The film we ended up producing, Sucrerie de la Montagne, premiered at the Food Film Festival in New York recently where it won the Audience Choice Award. For those of you who couldn't see it, here's the story in photos. More

'I Like Killing Flies,' the Kenny Shopsin Documentary

Sam Levison 9 comments

In red suspenders and a black t-shirt, Kenny pontificates from behind the grill on subjects ranging from the "sexual friction" of fusion cooking to the existential issues of killing flies. These musings, along with the restaurant's story and incredibly inventive menu, make this film mandatory watching for anyone interested in diners, cooks, or quiet, compelling stories in general. More

Serious Entertaining: Oscar Party

Serious Entertaining Carrie Vasios Mullins 8 comments

In this Oscars-themed menu, each course represents one of the nominated films for Best Picture. Appletinis to start since Mark Zuckerberg enjoys them in The Social Network, pork pies in honor of The King's Speech (since the Brits love their meat pies), and for dessert, cowboy cookies for True Grit. More

'Bitter Feast:' Mario Batali in a Straight-to-DVD Horror Film About a Food Blogger

Erin Zimmer 6 comments

First I should clarify that by "in" I mean, about two-and-some-change minute's worth of Mario Batali's face at the very beginning. But he does have a few lines in Bitter Feast, the bloody horror flick that somehow went under your radar (imagine that!). It's definitely the first horror film I've seen involving organic, prime grade beef burgers. More

DVD Giveaway: A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour

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For the final week of the Hot Dog of the Week's Connecticut Hot Dog Tour, we're giving away five copies of the DVD and one deluxe set, which includes both the DVD and an 11x14 original art print from the Connecticut Hot Dog Tour series. To enter to win one of the five prizes, just tell us your favorite hot dog toppings in the comments section. More

A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour: Capitol Lunch

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 4 comments

Last week we kicked off our month of Connecticut Hot Dogs with Blackie's, one of the finest examples of the state's unique "hot-relish" style, but this week we're moving on—to meat sauce. Capitol Lunch has been serving their signature, "secret recipe" Greek style meat sauce since 1929 More

A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour: Blackie's Hot Dogs

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 8 comments

A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour is a brand-new (and terrific) documentary from filmmaker Mark Kotlinski that takes an in-depth look at ten of Connecticut's most interesting and delicious hot dogs. Kotlinski really digs deep into the history of these places. One such place is Blackie's, an old-school hot dog joint that has really come to define Connecticut as a hot dog mecca. More

Is 'Eat Pray Love' a Foodie Movie?

Erin Zimmer 16 comments

Like the majority of other females between the ages of 20 and 60, I read Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. And I'm not ashamed to say, I enjoyed it, in a braincandy-beach-read kind of way. Today the film adaptation starring Julia Roberts comes out, and after an early screening, I must warn moviegoers: you will leave craving pasta. And gelato. Eaten with a teeny plastic spoon on a park bench next to nuns. More

Win NYC Food Film Festival Tickets to It's Grits!

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Yesterday we told you about our giveaway to the NYC Food Film Festival's Brad Farmerie's Southeast Asian Street Food Market event (you still have until noon to enter). Today we have another pair of tickets to give away, this... More

Revisiting 'Fast Food Nation,' the Book and Film

Leah Douglas 6 comments

While the book came out in 2002 and the film in 2006, Fast Food Nation is still as relevant as ever. I checked out a film screening and Q&A with the film's director, Richard Linklater, and the book's author, Eric Schlosser. Many of the food policy issues are still unresolved. More

The Future of School Lunch Reform

Leah Douglas 18 comments

School lunch is currently one of the hot topics in food policy. So much that a new film called Lunch Line is coming out this spring to emphasize the history and development of the school lunch program. With the influence of documentaries such as this one, and efforts of lobbying groups and researchers, hopefully the National School Lunch Program can see positive changes in the near future. More

Green Eggs and Hamlet

Serious Eats Erin Zimmer 5 comments

The Serious Eats' Movie Awards Season Recipe Series is brought to you by Since we like Shakespeare films, Dr. Seuss, breakfast, and puns, we decided to combine all these forces into one dish: Green Eggs and Hamlet. The original recipe... More

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Is a Foodie Movie

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

"Even the last scene takes place in a grocery store aisle where juice boxes play a key role." The cover of the Fantastic Mr. Fox soundtrack. [Image: Amazon] Over the weekend I saw Fantastic Mr. Fox, the stop-motion animation by Wes Anderson based on the kiddie-lit classic by Roald Dahl. While the book has some simple pencil sketches by Quentin Blake, the film is filled with lavish food scenes that may actually make you hungry, even if the cakes and roasted meats are made of clay. Without giving too much away, the story's whole premise revolves around Mr. Fox 's obsessive mission to steal from three bad guy farmers—Boggis, Bunce and Bean—each of whom fixates on a single type of... More

The Voice of Wallace in 'Wallace and Gromit' Doesn't Like Cheese

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

Peter Sallis, the voice of the cheese-loving professor Wallace in the British animated series Wallace and Gromit, admitted he actually doesn't care for cheese. "I don't even know if I've ever eaten Wensleydale cheese," he told the Telegraph, referring to his clay-sculpted alter ego's favorite type.... More

Serious Green: Movies That Go Beyond Food Inc

tressa eaton 19 comments

©iStockphoto.com/thebroker This summer's Food, Inc. has brought food consciousness in the U.S. to a whole new level. If Food, Inc. made you hungry for more info on food production in the U.S., you should get your hands on one of the movies below. These films range in theme from school lunches to genetically modified foods. People can talk and write about food production and industrial feed lots till they're blue in the face, but seeing sometimes makes all the difference. Food, Inc. was groundbreaking because it was the first enviro-food film to be screened at major movie theaters across the country. But the small, food-focused films that follow after the jump played at independent festivals and then never seemed... More

Learn About Canned Mandarin Oranges at the NYC Food Film Fest Closing Ceremony Tonight

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Photograph (top) from DashDano on Flickr and (bottom) from Mandarin's website. How do canned mandarin oranges become so pith-free and perfectly segmented? You can finally found out tonight at the NYC Food Film Festival closing ceremony where the Dutch... More

Weekend Giveaway: Tickets to NYC Food Film Festival Opening Night

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The NYC Food Film Festival, something like Cannes for people who are always thinking about the next meal, is kicking off Saturday, June 13. The menu of movies ranges in subject matter from Peeps to okra. We have two... More

Ethicurean Reviews New Documentary 'Food Fight,' Underwhelmed

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The Ethicurean, a blog devoted to the organic and sustainable eating ethos, is predisposed to love a film like Food Fight (not to be confused with Foodfight!), where the premise rests on the same mantra. But get ready for a plot twist—they didn't love it. Here’s where I bite the nice hands who fed me the DVD review copy. We three found ourselves squirming restlessly in our pews. Too many putative saints were being paraded past us on litters of glistening lettuces, and the familiar hymns sounded off key in their new arrangements. Ethicurean founder Bonnie Powell watched a preview copy (screenings are just in Los Angeles currently) and while she found it beautiful visually, said it could have... More

In Videos: Neko Rahmen Taishō, a Film About a Ramen-Cooking Cat

Linnea Covington 5 comments

“You are the Taishou! Taishou! The owner who won't refuse any press interviews. The cat who makes ramen noodles,” as the theme song goes. Based on a Japanese comic book that later turned into an anime series, Neko Rahmen Taishō is an upcoming film about an angry-looking kitty named Taishou who becomes a ramen master. He uses his skills to create an array of weird dishes: canned cat food (adored by a food critic in one episode); dessert ramen with soy sauce, strawberries, and milk; and ramen composed of partially rotten ingredients. On a more appetizing note, his miso ramen, the favorite of his main customer, appeared a bit safer. The movie, directed by Minoru Kawasaki and released in Japan... More

Top Ten Food and Sex Scenes in the Movies

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Need a movie for Valentine's Day? Check out Robb Walsh's list of the Top Ten Food and Sex Scenes in the Movies.... More

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