SAVORY TRADITIONS

  • 110 mins

A delightful glimpse into the special way a Japanese American community celebrates their Japanese New Year; a rare look at a cooking class given by the “Julia Child” of the city of Alameda; an in-depth look at the life of a British writer, now 98, who spent six decades crisscrossing Mexico in search of authentic “down to earth” recipes. USA.

In this program


12 Ingredients Over the Generations

Directed by Sam Hampton

Filmmaker Sam Hampton bakes a sweet potato pie with his daughter and reflects on the generational ties with his family. Directed by Sam Hampton. 14 mins. USA. (CC)

Mochitsuki

Directed by Sky Bergman

Watch one community celebrate the Japanese New Year, bringing together tradition, family and love — all through MOCHITSUKI. Directed by Sky Bergman. 5 mins. USA.

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Directed by Elizabeth Carroll

Diana Kennedy reflects on her life, career and the six decades she spent crisscrossing Mexico’s landscapes and researching the country’s deliciously “down to earth” recipes. Directed by Elizabeth Carroll. 73 mins. USA.

Weezie Mott: Still Cookin’

Directed by Elizabeth Sher, Maggie Simpson Adams

Weezie Mott, now in her 90’s, has been delighting cooks and food lovers for decades in her Alameda cooking school. Directed by Elizabeth Sher and Maggie Simpson Adams. 18 mins. USA.