Chicago Food and Film Festival

November 14, 2012 (CHICAGO)

It offers a unique series of events where food and film lovers get to taste what they see on the screen.

It is the only festival in the world that serves the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Good Food Project, the 2012 Chicago Food Film Festival runs from November 15th through November 17th at Kendall College in Chicago, IL.

This year's Festival includes 20+ food films, including 5 world premieres and 15 Chicago premieres. For a full list of Official Film Selections, visit

Featured Films:

Vegetables: Friend or Foe?
Dir. Grady Hendrix, 6 minutes
What are vegetables? Are they here to help us or harm us? Is it true that tomatoes grow best when fertilized with human blood? Dirt Candy examines the many myths surrounding vegetables, showing us their lighter, and darker, sides using bad animation, clumsy diagrams, and pseudoscienc

The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts
Dir Scott Pitts, 1:38 min, Chicago Premiere
Food porn showcasing an orange-pistachio cake doughnut.

Dir Tammy Marlowe Johnson, 19 min, US Premiere
What makes a perogy …a perogy? This whimsical documentary explores why this simple peasant pocket is so rich with culture - and reveals the strong bonds between family, tradition and food.

Whisky: The Islay Edition
Dir Olav Verhoeven, 60 min, Chicago Premiere
This feature documentary transports the viewer to a sanctum of the Scottish gold. It evokes the finesses of the liquor, the art of the tasting, the craft of the distillation, the history of the distilleries and the richness of the isle of Islay itself.

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