Tag: Food

2006, Books, Non-Fiction

The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006) by Michael Pollan

I found this book to be extremely frustrating and I almost gave up on it multiple times. The first four sections I really struggled with but I’m glad I stuck with it to the final section, which was far and away the best part of the book and reason to read it. It’s the kind …

2020, Movies

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles (2020, Laura Gabbert)

This is a weird one. The film mentions Yotam Ottolenghi in its title, and the film focuses on him as its main character, and yet he is not one of the chefs baking cakes for the gala at the centre of the film. Seriously.

2015, Movies

City of Gold (2015, Laura Gabbert)

This is a fascinating and affecting portrait of famous LA food critic Jonathan Gould, someone I had just learned about on the most recent season of Top Chef. (Or, at least, this is when I remember hearing about him for the first time.) Think of it as a New Yorker profile but in a movie.

2002, Books, Non-Fiction

Fast Food Nation (2002) by Eric Schlosser

Much of what Schlosser covers in this boo I was already familiar with, thanks to things like Food, Inc. But I’ve never read a book about the industrialization of food before and, as books are wont to do, Schlosser covers this in much more detail than any documentary you’re going to watch.

1987, 1988, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, Movies

Movies

One of the things I did in Florida was watch a lot of movies. Because that’s what you do in Florida when it’s dark and you’ve got crazy American cable with 30+ movie channels. That’s not to say that’s all I did (though this list will give you that impression), but I definitely watched a …