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Was James Beard The First Foodie? Who Is James Beard? A Documentary Explains.

Film hopes to reveal the real James Beard
May 21, 2014 3:15 pm

James Beard wrote 22 cookbooks and was the first television chef to teach people to actually cook. And as a documentary in the works reasons, James Beard was America’s first foodie. The film does not have a release date yet and features all sorts of famous food people like Jacques Pepin, Jeremiah Tower, Chris Cosentino, Florence Fabricant and book editor Judith Jones, who steals the show in this trailer.

There's A Documentary About Globe-Circling Food Bloggers. Here's The Trailer.

A film about visiting the world's best restaurants
May 13, 2014 11:30 am

Do you consider yourself willing to go out of the way for a good meal? If you answered “yes,” did you just imagine yourself taking a long leisurely walk or drive to dinner? That’s cute. But not exactly what we had in mind. Welcome to the world of Foodies, a new documentary that follows a group willing to fly around the globe to eat a single meal. A trailer, after the jump.

Katie Couric's 'Fed Up' Documentary Is Something You Should Really Watch

Film focusing on childhood obesity is out May 9
May 6, 2014 1:00 pm

Fitness club memberships more than doubled across the United States between 1980 and 2000. During that same time, the obesity rate also doubled. How could this possibly be? A new documentary from executive producers Katie Couric of ABC News and Laurie David (producer of the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth) highlights the reasons that America’s children have grown up unhealthier than ever before. Read on.

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 Fourth 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 is a little more complicated, as detailed in a new documentary Hungry.

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.

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