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The Meaning of Food
The Meaning of Food
Actors: Julie Dash, Nikky Finney, Vertamae Grosvenor
Directors: Karin Williams, Kris Kristensen, Maria Gargiulo, Vivian Kleiman
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2005     3hr 0min

This 3-part series about American food and culture, proposes to bring us together over food. Eating is a form of communication that is rich with meaning. Our relationships to food - universal, most comfortingly familiar, y...  more »

     
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Actors: Julie Dash, Nikky Finney, Vertamae Grosvenor
Directors: Karin Williams, Kris Kristensen, Maria Gargiulo, Vivian Kleiman
Creators: Diana Wilmar, Joseph Hudson, Lulu Gargiulo, Roy Wilson, Theo Angell, Karin Williams, Maria Gargiulo, Vivian Kleiman, John Mikulenka, Kimberlee Bassford, Shannon Gee, Steve Kodish, Susan McLaughlin
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Cooking & Beverages, Home & Garden, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Regional Food
maryzeus | Michigan | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this on PBS TV, it is an excellent history of regional foods and very informative and interesting! If you like to see food prepared and where it started, you will love this DVD, when it is released in late April, 2005. What really interested me was the settlement (city) in Texas that is almost entirely Czech and they hold a Kolanche (Pastry) festival every year. I would love to visit them during that."
Excellent Video!!!
Michelle Pantaleo | Bristol, CT USA | 09/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent video full of fascinating food culture. Initially I found it in the college library where I teach, and I use segments of this video in a sociology course. The video is so well done that I decided I needed to purchase my own copy. I highly recommend this video."