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Oscar-Nominated Animator PES Pays Tribute To The Submarine Sandwich

You'll never look at a meat slicer the same way
Dec 11, 2014 11:15 am

Adam Pesapane, better known as PES, is the guy behind the stop-motion animated filmmaker who created the whimsical 2013 Oscar-nominated short, Fresh Guacamole. When we interviewed him in August, he was readying a follow-up, a Kickstarter-funded tribute to the submarine sandwich. Now you can check it out.

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 2:00 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.

These Donuts Are Surreal: Inspired By Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks Director David Lynch

A sweet tribute from Philly's Federal Donuts
Nov 10, 2014 2:00 pm

On Monday, the latest creation from Philadelphia's Federal Donuts makes its public debut. It's called Good Coffee. Stick the word "damn" at the front of that, and you might catch the reference. It's a Twin Peaks thing. The coffee-flavored round is the last in a series of four sugary tributes to acclaimed film and television director David Lynch.

Meet The Julia Child Of Chinese Food In America

Cecilia Chiang liberated a nation from chop suey
Oct 7, 2014 11:45 am

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 8:00 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.

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

Film hopes to reveal the real James Beard
May 21, 2014 2:15 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 10:30 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 12:00 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.

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