Welcome to issue 41 of EatDrinkFilms. This week Richard von Busack looks at the eclectic offerings at this year's Berlin and Beyond, including two new works by Doris Dörrie that are (what else?) quite different from one another. Risa Nye returns to the Winter Fancy Food Show, and we share three sweet recipes from the vendors she spotlights. To complement the sweetness, EDF41 excerpts two recipes from Jennifer McLagan's new book Bitter. And we rerun two gems from EDF's first year: Meredith Brody on cocktails named after movie stars, and director Mark Cousins on the affinity between food and movies. Click “Letter From the Editors” in the menu just below for more information.
One of the best parts of going to the Winter Fancy Food Show, produced by the Specialty Food Association: having conversations with people who abandoned first careers and day jobs (or hope to soon) to realize the dream of creating a product—and hearing what it feels like to see that product displayed in stores, or on TV, or called out as a favorite by a well-known person whose name starts with an O. Continue reading →
Among the myriad film fests in the Bay Area, Berlin and Beyond is one of the most eclectic and daring—its criteria is nothing less than films made in a language spoken by 100 million people. Continue reading →
I adore the now-not-so-recent revival in exquisite cocktails. My heart leaps when I pick up an exciting cocktail menu, often divided into two lists: classic cocktails, and innovative ones created by the resident mixologist. I’m especially heartened by the use of fresh fruit and vegetables, whether juiced or muddled, and fragrant herbs and spices.
“There was more than a bit of a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory vibe,” Risa Nye wrote in her first piece about the Winter Fancy Food Show for EatDrinkFilms, noting the “brightly-hued candy” and desserts that dominated the displays. Continue reading →
In January, EatDrinkFilms has been sharing some highlights from our past year with newer readers. This week brings an early piece by filmmaker Mark Cousins, whose latest feature 6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia just screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Continue reading →