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Culinary Cinema: Barbecue
September 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reception begins at 7:00pm with a BBQ cook-off with food from The Nickel, Mizu Izakaya, Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and Hearth & Dram as well as drinks from Southern Wine + Sprits!
Film begins at 8:00pm
Prior to the screening Dr. Nicole Garneau from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will speak about the Maillard reaction (the chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars that gives browned food its distinctive flavor) and umami (or, the savory taste).
In barbecue we see a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some it’s a path to salvation. It is the pride of nations. It brings the world together.
In South Africa barbecue roasts over coals as people in the townships and suburbs find new ways to live together post-apartheid. In Texas, pitmasters feed the masses fueled by pride in their craft and community. Across the border a Mexican family works through the night, surviving by sheer determination. Armenians defiantly cling to their traditions and their homeland, while exiled Syrians find new hope through shawarma stalls in a border refugee camp. In Australia a rural town rejects modern life, while in Tokyo yakitori chefs are inspired by the pulse of the city. Despite strikingly different landscapes and cultures, these intimate portraits of everyday life reveal a bold vision of humanity, as each country searches for its own answer to the question – how do we live in the world today?
[$40 General Admission / $30 DFS Members] <– Or less, as of 9/3, prices were $30 and $20
More info and tickets: https://secure.denverfilm.org/tickets/film.aspx?id=29531