Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Movie Review!

"How to Cook Your Life" at the Vancouver Film Festival

I'm going to keep this short because it's late. I really enjoyed this film which reminded me that it is worth the effort, energy and attention of preparing food...mainly because it helps you give love to yourself and others. I don't think they actually used the word love, but I think they meant it. A little love salad dressing on that carved radish salad, I'd say. Anyway, the film encourages us to use our hands and engage our whole selves with our food. The main zen-chef is clearly a recovering narcissist, but he laughed easily, cried about cheery battered teapots and basically had no tolerance for bread you can squish down to the size of a marble. A helpful tip I got out of the movie was to remember to dissolve your yeast in mildly warm water, not hot, or it will kill the yeast. Just a little advice for you there, when you thought you were just going to read a movie review.
If you've seen the movie, add your comments!

1 comment:

claire said...

Hey Catherine - So succinct, yet so accurate. I spent a large portion of the film wishing I could trim his eyebrows, but aside from that I enjoyed it. It has definitely inspired me conquer the unfamiliar territory of bread baking. Anyone want to join me?