Last month New York City held its annual Food Film Festival -where fantastic culinary delights are paired with documentaries and short films about the wonders of the edible. The outdoor film screenings were a big hit, held at the Water Taxi Beach locations on Long Island City and at the South Street Seaport. The film festival ran from June 13th to June 19th. Some of the outdoor movies screened:
The Sacred Food
-a short documentary about continuing the tradition of wild rice harvesting by Native Americans in Minnesota today. 6 minutes.
Eat Your Fill
-A man eats everything fried and/or served on a stick at the Wisconsin State Fair that he can find within an hour. I was surprised that he didn't seem to be in any particular rush, but by the time he eats a 1/2-pound pork chop after a slice of cheesecake dipped in chocolate on a stick, I can see why. It's not as entertaining as it is painful, I hate to say it. I'd like to see him after a beer on a stick!
The Sandwich Thief
-a short comedy-suspense about a robbery and a sandwich.
Menus included: barbecued mutton, cornbread, and slaw; wild rice; and dried cranberries; another day you might have enjoyed corn dogs and fried cheese curd; clam pie; and fresh madeleines.
Did we mention this was free?
New York City Food Film Festival official website
Film, menu descriptions, and photos were drawn from the excellent A Party of One blog.