Podcast Episode 91: Eating Alabama
James Beard Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Grace Beck talks to us about his year of eating locally while filming Eating Alabama. We discuss local eating, documentary filmmaking, and the complicated state of American agriculture.
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In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, James Beard Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Beck Grace talks to us about his year of eating locally while filming Offer: B00H8ZOOP2 Eating Alabama. We discuss local eating, documentary filmmaking, and the complicated state of American agriculture.
- Offer: B00H8ZOOP2 Eating Alabama debuted at the 2012 South by Southwest festival
- The James Beard Foundation awarded the film the 2014 Award for Special/Documentary
- Andrew teaches a Documenting Justice course at The University of Alabama
- Offer: B00H8ZOOP2 Eating AlabamaFind some of Andrew's non-food documentaries by Moon Winx Films
- Look for the film at iTunes or (soon) Netflix
- Finley Avenue Market in Birmingham is one of the largest wholesale grocery suppliers in the Southeast
- Small farmers in the Tuscaloosa area typically operate a couple of acres as a secondary source of income
- Taste Chef Frank Stitt's modern twist on traditional Southern greens at Highland Bar & Grill
Food for Thought
- Q: What is a hoe cake and how would you make one?
- A: A flat cornbread traditionally fried on a hoe over an open fire
Out of the Frying Pan
- Favorite Farm to visit in West Alabama: Snow’s Bend Farm
- Favorite dish made in year of living locally: Fried green tomatoes topped with coleslaw and basil shrimp
- Favorite food documentary: Offer: B009PFBQF4 King Corn (2007)
- Favorite non-food documentary: Offer: B0021N3PQ0 Salesman (1968)