Food plays a starring role in some stellar movies from last year. Good Food looks back on conversations with the filmmakers of “The Farewell,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” and “Honeyland.” In each film, food brings people together in ways that words can’t. Also, Los Angeles Times restaurant critics give updates on takeout they’re ordering during the pandemic. Plus, where to get California-grown heritage grain tortillas and pasta.
Food in film, takeout, tortillas
From this Episode:
Food plays a subtle role in Lulu Wang’s film ‘The Farewell’
Throughout Lulu Wang’s movie " The Farewell ," a Chinese family gathers around the dinner table. They’ve come together for a wedding banquet, though it’s a ruse.
11 min, 49 sec
‘The Biggest Little Farm’ reveals challenges of sustainable farming
Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment. They packed up their life and set out to become sustainable farmers at a defunct...
11 min, 32 sec
The documentary ‘Honeyland’ captures a story of resilience
The star of the documentary “ Honeyland ” is Haditze, a woman living in a remote settlement in the Macedonian mountains with her elderly mother. To help them survive, she...
10 min, 13 sec
How to review a restaurant in the time of COVID-19?
It’s been over two months since sit-down service at restaurants was put on hold due to coronavirus.
13 min, 30 sec