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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.

Introducing The Liam Neeson Drinking Game

He will find you. And he will make you drink a lot.
Feb 20, 2014 3:00 pm

In my time so far on the planet I’ve uncovered two key coping mechanisms for dealing with life’s topsy-turvy twists and turns: strong drink and Liam Neeson, preferably in combination. I would like to share the details of a game with you now. To play, you will need a case of beer, a ridiculous amount of whiskey, a Netflix account and friends. Okay, then, let’s get to it...

What To Watch At The 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival

List of food-filled events, ramen burger included
Nov 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Kicking off this Wednesday night, the Chicago Food Film Festival will allow guests a multi-sensory experience. As in, there will be tastings of the food after a film's screening. In addition to the 30+ screened food films, five events will feature some of the best food that the city has to offer. All the information you need, after the jump.

24 Films Appearing At The 4th Annual Chicago Food Film Festival

Eat what you watch. Watch what you eat.
Aug 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Gone are the days when spectators are left empty-bellied and salivating as image after image of food porn taunts from the screen before them. The Chicago Food Film Festival gives guests a full sensory experience, serving food-based films along with corresponding dishes to feed both the eye and the stomach. Read on.

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.

James Beard Foundation Announces Hosts And Theme For 2013 Awards

Stanley Tucci, Ted Allen headline Awards, dinner
Mar 6, 2013 4:48 pm
Photo: Zadi Diaz on Flickr

The James Beard Foundation announced today that Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and director Stanley Tucci will host the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 6 in New York City. The theme of the Awards will be Lights! Camera! Taste! Spotlight on Food & Film. 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. 

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