Food on Film is back at TIFF! This series marks the beginning of spring for me.
The series kicks off with a film I really wanted to see at TIFF a couple of years ago, but was unable to: The Lunchbox. Check out the trailer.
New this year, Whole Foods Market will sample food inspired by the film being screened. Awesome, right? For The Lunchbox, vegetable pakoras will be featured.
The six-event series is hosted by Matt Galloway (Metro Morning) features a lineup of internationally-known culinary experts who will discuss topical and timely food themes, following a screening of a film that is used as a springboard for the discussion. Discussion topics will include food gleaning, processed grain health impacts, rise of urban gardens, green meal-ddelivery methods, and more.
See below for the entire film series.
March 11 — Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala on The Lunchbox
Indian-born chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs Vikram Vij (Dragons’ Den) and Meeru Dhalwala present the award-winning festival hit The Lunchbox, exploring the art behind crafting Indian dishes and the popular rise of integrating homestyle cooking into restaurant cuisine.
April 1 — Naomi Duguid on The Gleaners & I
James Beard Award-winning travel writer and culinary anthropologist Naomi Duguid discusses the beloved documentary The Gleaners & I, and examines unique approaches to food gathering and agriculture — from the French countryside to Toronto’s organic urban gardens.
April 22 — Jordan Salcito on Somm
Momofuku’s beverage director and Master Sommelier candidate Jordan Salcito presents the documentary Somm, sharing her expertise in wine curation and providing her personal insight into the hallowed halls of the competitive Court of Master Sommeliers.
May 13 — Wylie Dufresne on Delicatessen
Wylie Dufresne, James Beard Award-winning chef and the leading American proponent of molecular gastronomy, introduces the post-apocalyptic comedyDelicatessen and discusses his playfully artful and boldly experimental approach to cooking.
June 3 — Chad Robertson on The Grain Divide
Chad Robertson, James Beard Award-winning baker and co-owner of San Francisco’s legendary Tartine Bakery, presents the intriguing new documentaryThe Grain Divide. He’ll delve into the topical gluten debate and discuss the health impact of over-processed grain consumption.
June 24 — Jonathan Waxman on Meatballs
California cuisine pioneer Jonathan Waxman pays tribute to Ivan Reitman (his partner in the Toronto restaurant Montecito) with a screening of the comedy kingpin’s classic Meatballs, and will discuss the art and business behind successful collaborations.
Hurry, cause the 150 series subscribers receive a $50 gift card to Momofuku Toronto and a one-year print subscription to Toronto Life magazine.
Snag tickets here: http://tiff.net/winter2015-series/food-on-film