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Film Series : Film Center from Your Sofa


2019, Elizabeth Carroll, USA/Mexico, 82 min.


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"Cinematic comfort food of the first order."--Guy Lodge, Variety

"A candid, frank, and comprehensive whirlwind tour through the life and work of one of the world's most celebrated (and uncompromising) chefs."--Andrew Parker, The Gate

The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana Kennedy is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”. Master chef, teacher and environmental activist, she is living proof that size has nothing to do with strength. Now in her 90s and barely five feet tall, she's a fierce jolt of energy-- one of the most celebrated culinary legends of Mexican cuisine. Blending incredible archival footage from her many television appearances and unprecedented access to her ecologically sustainable home, this lively documentary is an homage to a culinary trailblazer and a true inspiration. Features extensive interviews with Kennedy herself, plus famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters. (Description courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment)

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Click here to join the virtual Q&A Saturday, May 23, 7pm CT with famed chef Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), The New York Times City Kitchen columnist David Tanis, and director Elizabeth Carroll + two-time James Beard semifinalist Gabriela Cámara (A Tale of Two Kitchens).

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