These days, the conversation is moving away from blaming "fat" people for abusing food and refocusing on the way food is made. The entire country has been on a sugar high for most of our lives, and the body needs a break.
I tried to distance myself from California by moving to New York City, but I never was able to shake my connection to the tomato industry, so three years ago, I began an exposé on the labor practices in agriculture -- something my father, by the way, heartily endorsed.
The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo. Slow Food Story (which might just as easily be titled Petrini Story) chronicles the evolution of the organization.
Though interviews and footage of famous chefs occupy most of the screen time in Three Stars, his main focus is the industry itself, in its business aspects and its complicated relationship with critics.
In an upcoming documentary titled Step Up to the Plate, filmmaker Paul Lacoste takes the audience inside the world of gourmet cooking as seen through the eyes of two master chefs, the father and son team of Michel and Sébastian Bras.