Speaker: Mara King
This film is a series of short films that follow renown fermented food author Sandor Katz and Mara King, co-founder of Ozuke in Southwest China. On their travel, they eat lots of amazing things, cook with locals, and learn as much as they can about the fermentation traditions of the region. Mara King will introduce the film series and conduct a demo and tasting.
Fresh Thymes will be onsite to sample a fermented rice pudding we created in collaboration with Mara King.
The Flatirons Food Film Festival (Sept. 27-Oct. 1,www.flatironsfoodfilmfest.org) is an annual multi-day feast of film and events in Boulder. The festival delivers a mix of feature and documentary food films, both from the US and internationally, to address a wide range of food and beverage-related topics. We hold film-related culinary and social events, engage expert speakers for every film, and host special guests related to the films.
Details: 9 feature-length film programs at the Rayback Collective, Boulder Public Library, and Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus. Events at the Boulder Farmers Market and Via Perla.
Themes: Documentaries on food world trailblazers (James Beard, Wendell Berry, chef Jeremiah Tower), a mini-series of classic food films (RATATOUILLE, BIG NIGHT, EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN), and chefs. There are also films on a the largest wine hoax ever perpetrated and a Japanese drama steeped in food and the love that it represents.
Visiting speakers: Chef Jeremiah Tower, Izabela Wojcik of the James Beard Foundation, James Beard filmmaker Elizabeth Federici, and food journalist Corie Brown