Films from Past Years/ Cooking Up Dreams
Documentary Feature | Peru | 2011 | 78 min | Website
Director: Ernesto Cabellos
Sponsored By: A Single Pebble
This deliciously informative documentary shows us that in Peru it’s not football, music, or politics that unites people, but food. With the rich diversity of delectable dishes on display, it’s easy to see why. Peru has produced a complex cuisine that acts as a binding, integrative cultural force of its multi-ethnic society. Cabellos travels the world to explore people’s appreciation of, and devotion to, the art of Peruvian cooking. In the Andes, birthplace of the potato, cooking in earth ovens connects people to their traditions and history. At the chicest restaurants in Lima, Madrid, London, New York, Amsterdam and Paris, food is a bridge from one culture to another. In a humble tavern in the Amazon, it is a means of economic development. Tantalizing, flavorful, and satisfying, Cooking Up Dreams will leave you asking for seconds.