Tag: film

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro’s ‘Dream’ Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in the 2012 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.

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Film Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Film Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

As someone who has a deep appreciation for both food and films, I was looking forward to the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi coming to theatres in the Bay Area this month.

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Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

| May 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

It takes courage to fight cancer, and sometimes cooking can provide comfort in a multitude of ways.

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Fortune Cookies and Starving Cyborgs: Sweetness on Film

Fortune Cookies and Starving Cyborgs: Sweetness on Film

| March 17, 2008 | 2 Comments

With SFIAAF 2008 in full swing, I’ve managed to munch popcorn with yeast for dinner more times than I care to admit during the past few days. And with another week of films ahead, it looks like I’m going to need to restock my supply of dental floss. Fortunately, it’s been worth it. Over the […]

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Jewish Delis: Eating at Schwartz’s and Saul’s

Jewish Delis: Eating at Schwartz’s and Saul’s

| December 15, 2007 | 2 Comments

The documentary film, Chez Schwartz, enjoyed a quiet if savory U.S. premier at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center earlier this week. It has yet to be picked up for wider distribution, but keep an eye out for it. Or, if you can’t wait, order a DVD and see for yourself why this little “Charcuterie […]

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Interview with Aaron Woolf, Director of "King Corn"

| November 5, 2007 | 2 Comments

“King Corn“ is a new film that premiered in the Bay Area this past weekend. In it, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis –best friends from college — plant an acre of corn in Iowa and attempt to track its path into the food chain. I caught up with director Aaron Woolf, whom I knew of […]

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Bitter Sweet: The Price of Sugar

| November 3, 2007 | 8 Comments

In London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is a small, silver sugar bowl from the late 1700s, complete with a tiny latch for a tiny lock. The mistress of the house would have kept the key herself, as sugar was far too precious to leave unprotected. Today, sugar flows freely at every table. No longer spice […]

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Great Moments in Cinematic Baking

Great Moments in Cinematic Baking

| March 30, 2007 | 6 Comments

I love food. I think the fact that I maintain a food blog might hint at that. I also happen to love film. If we suspend our disbelief for a moment and pretend that food and film were women and that I were somehow straight, my relationship with the two of them would go something […]

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