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There's A Documentary About The History Of General Tso's Chicken!

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival in April
Apr 9, 2014 4:00 pm

It might be the dish that the majority of Americans associate with Chinese cuisine. It’s available in pretty much all of the 50,000 or so Chinese restaurants in the United States. But how exactly did General Tso’s Chicken reach such levels of ubiquity? And who was General Tso in the first place? An upcoming documentary seeks to answer all these questions.

Video: Watch This Short Film About Farms Near Austin, Texas

A new mini-doc captures real farmers, big issues
Jan 20, 2014 10:00 am

A new mini-documentary by Jo Ann Santangelo, with support from The Sustainable Food Center, Within 100 Miles (of Austin, Texas) looks at four family farms, as well as the bigger issue of how Americans will get access to naturally grown, organic food if corporations take over our agriculture. 

‘Hungry’ Is A Documentary About The Insane World Of Pro Competitive Eating

Debuts this Friday at Doc NYC
Nov 11, 2013 5:00 pm

How many hot dogs could you eat in 10 minutes? It’s a relatively simple question that we’re reminded of each and every Forth of July as part of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championships — widely known as the Super Bowl of competitive eating. Getting to an answer (“how much?” and also “who does it best?”) is a little more complicated, as detailed in in the form of a new documentary Hungry, which makes its world debut on Friday at the Doc NYC Film Festival.

First, There Was A Cocktail Movement. Now, There Is A Documentary About It.

Simon Ford attends the premiere of Hey Bartender
Jun 14, 2013 1:01 pm

The story of the resurgence of the craft cocktail and how a generation of bartenders rediscovered the art of bartending is a movement Simon Ford was lucky to witness from the front line. Therefore, he was excited to attend the premiere of the documentary Hey Bartender, which tells the story of how the cocktail scene transitioned from the disastrous sweet concoctions you were likely to drink in the 1970s to the classic and creative drinks being served at countless bars across the world by proud professional bartenders today. Read on.

Watch This Trailer: 'Somm' Follows The Insane Master Sommeliers Exam

Documentary will be released on June 21
May 7, 2013 3:31 pm

Check out the new trailer - released today - for the upcoming documentary Somm, which takes an emotional and illuminating look at the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam, previously fully shrouded in secrecy. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 individuals have reached the exalted Master Sommelier level. Read on.

Food Film Review: A Place At The Table

Like Food, Inc.? Now it's time to fight hunger.
Feb 26, 2013 10:02 am

There's A Place At The Table for fans of 2009 Oscar-nominated food documentary trailblazer Food Inc., opening in theaters and available on iTunes and On Demand this Friday, March 1. This full-length documentary tackles the next issue after giant food corporations' effects on American agriculture: chronic hunger for 50 million despite the fact that our country produces more than enough to feed every citizen. 

Movie Preview: Go See 'A Place At The Table,' Opening March 1st

Colicchio, Jeff Bridges say nutritious food for all
Feb 14, 2013 5:02 pm

The production companies who put together Food, Inc. have a new film, A Place At The Table, premiering March 1. Instead of tackling the corporations making and pushing unhealthy food, Tom Colicchio and Jeff Bridges want you to meet Americans who can't afford to think about it.

'The Restaurateur' Premieres Tonight On PBS

Hint: The restaurateur is Danny Meyer, so watch it
Dec 20, 2012 10:01 am

The one-hour film premieres tonight on PBS in the Northeast at 10:30 p.m. Find out the answer to the question "Would you ever open two restaurants at the same time again?" Us? We wouldn't; we've heard too many horror stories. But we're not Danny Meyer.

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