“Bon Appetit.” “Bon Appetit!”
“Let the feast begin.”
These videos about food might make you hungry, but isn’t it cool that films have the ability to do that?
“That didn’t … that didn’t go very well.”
The foods we see on screen can make our mouths water, inspire a sudden craving for a familiar dish, or even introduce audiences to new cuisines.
In a review of the 1994 Taiwanese film “Eat Drink Man Woman,” prolific film critic Roger Ebert wrote: “Food is as much a backdrop as a recurring symbol.”
“One of the deeply wonderful things about the film is how it portrays how comforting food is. ‘Tampopo’ is quite a sensory experience. You get the feeling of the soup, and the smell comes across.”
This year, the Food Film Festival is paying tribute to a legend of the genre: Anthony Bourdain.
Months after the documentarian’s death, the “Lower East Side” episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” will premiere rather fittingly in the Lower East Side. The local restaurants Bourdain wanted to highlight are providing food for the screening.