From all of us at XFINITY Asia, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, full of family and food.
Here are some films that we recommend for your holiday break, so that when the food coma hits, even if you have no more room in your stomach for sushi, Indonesian coffee, Nom Wah egg rolls, sake — you can still plop down on the couch and imagine a world where there are more delicious possibilities.
“The Hundred Foot Journey” – A haughty French restaurateur (Helen Mirren) objects to a nearby Indian eatery until she tastes food made by the chef (Manish Dayal) and recognizes his remarkable ability to create delicious dishes.
“Off the Menu” – Filmmaker Grace Lee visits kitchens, factories, temples and farms of Asian Pacific America to explore people’s connection to food and community.
“East Side Sushi” – A Latina woman (Diana Elizabeth Torres) aspires to become a sushi chef while working in a Japanese restaurant.
“The Roots of Ulu” – This documentary from Hawaii explores the cultural and agricultural significance of the iconic breadfruit tree.
“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” – Revered sushi chef Jiro Ono strives for perfection in his work, while his eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father’s legacy.
“Kampai! For the Love of Sake” – The exploration of the traditional, complex, and secretive world of sake, often called Japanese rice wine, through the eyes of three distinctive outsiders who have devoted themselves to sake.
“Aroma of Heaven” – The coffee industry has more than 300 years of history in Indonesia. At the heart of todays industry lies the legacy of imperialism and colonization.
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