In advance of this weekend’s New York Food Film Festival (Oct. 13-16), we’ll be showing some of our favorite presenting shorts. If you live in the NYC area, tickets are still available. The festival comes to Chicago Nov. 18-20.
In Good, Better, Best, filmmaker Keeley Steenson follows a family living near Yoakum, Texas as they produce sorghum syrup—also known as molasses—using a traditional method passed down by generations. Stripping cane in the Central-Texas summer sun is a heck of a lot of work, as the film shows. But the sticky, amber-hued payoff is certainly worth the sweat.