The evening was a huge success with a full house – and an unusual delicious festive feast was cooked up by the delightful and talented Dee Woods, who summed up the evening perfectly:
Where our food comes from today is bound up with the politics of trade and aid, capitalism, greed, oppression and inequity – but also the fierce spirit that people have around the world in taking control of their lives, through food.
True sustainability of our food, and subsequent health and nutrition is contained in maintaining the freedom of seed, in ensuring right livelihoods for those that produce our food, in changing the system, equal distribution, reducing food waste, making real food, good food, healthy and nutritious food available to all. It is not just about local, seasonal and organic.
Food is a right. Food for thought.
SHORT FILMS - 7.15pm
FOOD CHAINS – trailer (2012) - 3 mins 20 secs - Directed by Sanjay Rawal
FOOD FIGHT – (2013) 7 mins - Directed by Ben Zolno, music produced & mixed by
J.Bless & Golden Horns / Earth Amplified
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE – (2012) 1 min 45 secs – The Nature Conservancy
SAMSARA – food sequence (2011) 6 mins 15 secs – Directed by Ron Fricke
WHO ARE MONSANTO & ARE THEY REALLY EVIL? (2013) – 11 mins – Directed by
Truthloader (Citizen Journalism)
NOKIA HK HONEY (2011) 3 mins 11 secs – by Michael Lern
DABBA WALAS (2009) 3 mins 56 secs – Directed by Karan / Geobeats
FOOD INTERVAL cooked by Dee Woods – 8pm
FEATURE – 9pm
TAMPOPO (1985) - 114 mins - Japanese comedy - Directed by Juzo Itami
An exquisite menu from Trinidad, but with global influences. Meat, vegetarian and vegan options available.
TO START: Pastelles following a recipe from Trinidad and Tobago; meat or vegetable-stuffed cornmeal parcels wrapped in banana leaves and steamed (served with chow chow, real ketchup, and creole pepper sauce); tostones; fried green and ripe plantains (served with mojo sauce, salsa and a spicy mayonnaise)
TO FOLLOW: Vegetarian option – a mixed bean and vegetable stew cooked with coconut milk and culantro, ginger, chilies and other spices; meat – a hearty Caribbean beef stew, using organic beef (served with rice and a selection of salads); salads – kale salad with cranberry and walnuts, carrot slaw
TO FINISH: Orange cranberry polenta cake served with mascarpone cream, toasted almonds and orange zest; Divine Decadence ruby chocolate cake with satin frosting and pomegranate seeds; vegan option – mixed fruit
Due to popular demand, Chew & View will be back in March 2014 with a new exciting menu of food and films!