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In Defense of Food - An Eater's Manifesto
PBS
"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people's health by today's industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a…
Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story
Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only…
Soul Food Junkies - A Film About Family, Food & Tradition
Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair with soul…
A Year In Burgundy - A Year in the Life of 7 Wine-Making Families
Awarded "5 Stars!" by the Financial Times , this film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well…
Feeding Frenzy - The Food Industry, Obesity and the Creation of a Health Crisis
Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents -- and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of…
Somm - A Tasteful Sip into the World of Master Sommeliers
How much do you think you know about wine? The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world's most prestigious and exclusive organizations. Since its inception, fewer than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The Master Sommelier…
A Year in Port - Examining How Port Wine is Made in Portugal
In this superb documentary on everyone's favorite desert wine, renowned wine importer Martine Saunier is our guide as we journey into Portugal's spectacular Douro Valley to explore the mystery and complexity of the world of port. "This film will appeal…
The Migrant Kitchen - A Generation of Chefs Inspired by the Immigrant Experience
This Emmy -Winning series explores Los Angeles' booming food scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience. Visit the kitchens of those who have transformed the culinary landscape of the…
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A Year in Champagne - The History of the Champagne Region in France
The exploding cork. Endless tiny bubbles floating up and up in the glass. An indulgence. A celebration. A seduction. A triumph. This is the essence of Champagne, isn't it? But it's not just bubbles in a glass that makes the…
Sugar Coated - Investigating PR Tactics Implemented by the Food Industry
Sugar Coated examines the various public relations tactics that the food industry has employed over the years to beat back accelerating concerns about the toxicity of sugar. Its starting point is a secret PR campaign the industry devised in the…
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Food Choices - How Our Diet Affects the Environment
This is a different kind of movie about food. Unlike several other documentaries of the genre that often focus on singular aspects and issues related to food, this feature length film takes a broader look and explores the impact that…
Barista - The Battle for the Perfect Cup is On
Every year thousands of baristas compete to see who can make the world's best coffee. They have 15 minutes to make 12 drinks -- to make an impact. It's like the Olympics of the coffee world. BARISTA follows these young,…
Noma: My Perfect Storm - The Man Behind the Best Restaurant in the World
Creative genius Rene Redzepi is renowned as one of the world's best chefs. His restaurant Noma was voted best restaurant in the world four times, from 2011-14. He has been credited with revolutionizing the food world with his radical take…
The Birth of Saké - Passionate Sake-Makers Keep Tradition Alive
In a world where most mass-produced goods are heavily automated, a small group of manual laborers must brave unusual working conditions to preserve a 2000-year- old tradition that we have come to know as sake. THE BIRTH OF SAKE is…
Bananas!* - The Global Politics of Food
A multi-layered courtroom drama about the global politics of food, the dynamics of 1st and 3rd world nations, and human rights at its simplest through a landmark legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan plantation workers against Dole. Nominated for Best…
Super Size Me - The Fast-Food Industry in America
Oscar-nominated director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts…
Nutrition Basics: Why Food Matters
Each of us eats about fifty tons of food in a lifetime. From this mountain of edibles we obtain four basics of life - water, energy, protein, and a handful of vitamins and minerals. Nutrition Basics is about why we…
Kings of Pastry - Pastry Chefs in France
From the makers of the documentary classics Don't Look Back and The War Room. D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are simply the best - so when they turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France…
Sushi: Global Catch - The Origins and Industry of Sushi
In this meticulously researched documentary, filmmaker Mark Hall traces the origins of sushi in Japan to its status today as a cuisine that has spawned a lucrative worldwide industry. This explosion in demand for sushi over the past 30 years…
Food on the Brain
Part of the Series: Food: Delicious Science
PBS
Michael and James explore the effect of "Food on the Brain." The brain is one of the greediest organs in the body in terms of the energy it needs to run. The way it influences our diet is, in the…