Food Films

Peter Chang Strikes Again, McDonald’s Tries Kale, Ramps Now A Tourist Attraction

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 10, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, its news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

The Oysters Are Usually Fake: An Interview With A Hollywood Food Stylist

Melissa McSorley on the tricks of the trade
Feb 18, 2015 12:47 pm

In an interview, the food stylist responsible for all those enticing Cubanos on the set of the movie Chef dishes up some tanalizing tidbits about her chosen craft, like making fake ice cream using "a knob of butter covered in sugar." Then there's the tricky matter of oysters. Here's how she does it.

Tennis Star Endorses Godiva, Royal Wedding Menu Revealed, Arizona Beer Week

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Feb 12, 2015 4:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

There's A General Tso's Chicken Documentary, And It's Going To Make Our 2015

Those spicy fried nuggets are Hollywood gold
Dec 4, 2014 3:00 pm

If you've been to an American Chinese restaurant that didn't have General Tso's Chicken on the menu, you may not have been at an American Chinese restaurant. The sweet and spicy fried chicken is such a staple that director Ian Cheney of eye-opening food documentary King Corn turns his camera on the dish's journey from Shangai to every Chinese restaurant, ever. Behold, the mighty poster for The Search For General Tso.

Meet The Julia Child Of Chinese Food In America

Cecilia Chiang liberated a nation from chop suey
Oct 7, 2014 12:45 pm

Egg drop soup, chop suey, sweet and sour everything that pretty much sums up the sorry state of Chinese food in America before Cecilia Chiang came along. Her San Francisco restaurant, The Mandarin, which opened in 1961, introduced U.S. diners to things like red-cooked pork and pot stickers and greatly elevated people's expectations of Chinese dining in general. Chiang's story is the subject of a new film, Soul of a Banquet, which opens in select theaters on Oct. 21. Watch the trailer here.

We Talked To Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker PES About His Animated Food Genius

Up next: A stop-motion short at an old-school deli
Aug 7, 2014 9:00 am

Adam Pesapane is better known as PES, the stop-motion animated filmmaker who created the whimsical 2013 Oscar-nominated short, Fresh Guacamole. We spoke with him about the inspiration for his latest film, and homage to the New York City deli.

Chipotle's Scarecrow Short Film Wins Big At Cannes

A poignant short almost as satisfying as a burrito
Jun 18, 2014 2:00 pm

Congratulations, Chipotle! You've joined the ranks of Pulp Fiction and Apolcalypse Now! Okay, maybe their short film "The Scarecrow" didn't take home the coveted Palme d'Or award, but they did snag the top prize in the PR category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Monday. Burritos and high-fives after the jump.

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.

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