Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy

Directed by Elizabeth Carroll
2019
USA
80 minutes
All Ages
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The doyenne of Mexican cooking – best-selling author Diana Kennedy - and the cuisine she adores are the subjects of this prize-winning documentary.

The grand old lady of Mexican cooking, now 95 years old, is still as feisty as a habanero. It's many years since she left England, met an American journalist based in Mexico City, and fell in love with the country and its food. Until she started her substantial research, the cuisine of regional Mexico was little known, celebrated or documented. After her books topped the charts, Kennedy became a regular on US television. Today, she cultivates rare plants, integral to her dishes, at her sustainable home. She drives to country markets and interrogates stallholders about the origins of their produce. Above all, the formidable Diana continues to be a stickler for authentic Mexican cuisine (just listen to her lecture on guacamole!).

Elizabeth Carroll's zingy documentary portrait... puts a relevant, environmentally-minded contemporary lens on Kennedy's cherished traditionalism.
– Guy Lodge, Variety

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Sat 8 June
7:10pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
2:15pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
International Documentaries, Latin America
Year
2019
Classification
All Ages
Country
USA
Language
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Director
Elizabeth Carroll
Producer
Dan Braun, Elizabeth Carroll
Cinematographer
Paul Mailman, Andrei Zakow
Editor
Jordan Schulkin
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Seniors, Women Directors, Biography, Latin America, Focus on Women, Food & Drink
Company Credits
World Sales: Dogwoof
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