CAAMFest 2014 Review: FAMILY INGREDIENTS
In anticipation of CA+T’s upcoming Food Worlds exhibition, on Friday night CA+T caught a film screening of Family Ingredients at CAAMFest in San Francisco’s Sundance Kabuki Theater. Check out the capsule review below.
A pilot for a proposed PBS series, Family Ingredients is an exploration of family origins through food cultures. It follows James Beard Award-winning chef Alan Wong and host chef Ed Kenney as they trace the origins of two dishes Wong’s mother made him growing up in Hawaii (Tamago kake gohan and miso soup). The journey takes them from a local egg farm to Sukiyabashi Jiro’s Michelin three-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo. While some will find the show’s depiction of a multicultural Hawaii where plantations and military bases are sources of diversity want for historical context, its crowd-pleasing trifecta of food, family, and travel won the audience over at the film screening.
(via CAAMFest 2014)