Movies and Food

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.

'Evil Dead' Marathon = Necronomicon Pizza Monster

Eat this party snack's soul before it eats yours
Feb 11, 2014 4:30 pm

Grab some olives, garlic, sauce and cheese: I found something to do with our new 45-minute pizza dough recipe! I don't know if I'll ever be able to make normal-shaped pizza again. It's just too easy to make an evil face with garlic teeth. 

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.

‘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.

The NYC Food Film Festival Begins Tonight With Barbecue On The Big Screen

Movies about food…screened with actual food!
Oct 23, 2013 3:01 pm

Travel Channel host and documentary filmmaker George Motz, along with co-creator Harry Hawk, established the Food Film Festival in Brooklyn in 2007 as a way to showcase documentaries, features and short films involving food. This year’s New York City event runs Oct. 23-27 with a long list of screenings (with benefits). Not simply a showcase of food on screen, many of the events feature a tasting component as well. Here is a list of some of the happenings.

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.

Food On Screen (And In Your Hands): The 7th Annual NYC Food Film Festival

A Burmese paluda and sultry paloma make their debut
Jul 19, 2013 1:01 pm

The NYC Food Festival screens food-based films along with corresponding dishes to feed both the eyes and the stomach, giving guests a full sensory experience. This year’s festival, October 23-27, serves up over thirty films. The selections are in, so attendees know what dishes they’ll be sinking their teeth into.

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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