5 Favorite Food Documentaries
Just came across this list from eatocracy's Joe York.
A little different from the list of favorite food movies we usually see,
or the feature-length documentaries like Fast Food Nation or Food, Inc.
1. "Yum, Yum, Yum!" by Les Blank and Maureen Gosling
"Cajun and Creole cultures with all of their wonderful flavors, music and humor. Blank and Gosling combine these aspects of the culture into this film with the same skill and joy that the folks they document bring to their Ge Court Bouillon or frog legs etouffee.”
2. "It's Grits" by Stan Woodward
"One of my favorites moments in this film happens when a man wanders out of a diner and is asked if he likes grits. “
3. "Smokestack Lightning: A Day in the Life of Barbecue" By Scott Stohler and David Bransten
4. "Hamburger America" by George Motz
“The hamburger patty [is] a national canvas on which we paint delicious portraits of our unique regional identities.”
5. "Hush Hoggies Hush: Tom Johnson's Praying Pigs" by Bill Ferris and Judy Peiser, Center for Southern Folklore
"Tom Johnson and his pigs, who...say grace before they eat. Words just don't do it justice. You really have to see it to believe it."
Read more here:
Anybody seen these? Any other food documentaries of this ilk come to mind?
If anyone has YouTube or Hulu links or knows of a way to watch these, please post...
Not about food, about tea: All in This Tea, about erstwhile tea importer David Hoffman, and his pursuit of hand-crafted Chinese teas. Lots of interesting info about tea and tea production, and a view of the difficulties of getting the well-produced stuff out of China. Another Les Blanc film, it's available on DVD.