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ReelEarth: A Tuscan Lunch in the Dark

Posted on 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM in What We're Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

Imagine a Tuscan kitchen. What’s the first thing you picture? Shining red plum tomatoes? Deep greens and yellows wet with olive oil pressed just up the hill? When chef Andrea Sanlazzaro steps into that same kitchen, he sees none of those things. Andrea was born without sight. But ask him about fragrances and sounds and he can differentiate Tuscan cuisine from all others. As a recent chef, Andrea turned to food for a sense of connected-ness and autonomy. One ingredient at a time, he has learned to work his magic with food by leaning deeply into the smells, the sounds, and the textures that make up the base (or soffrito) of any quality Tuscan dish. Join filmmaker Henry Albert in this latest addition to our ReelEarth collection as Andrea and his friends explore pine nut forests, Tuscan markets, and questions of just what it is that makes a chef a chef. A delightful and thoughtful film!

Produced by Henry Albert

About David Conover:

David Conover, a long-term partner of O.A.T. and Grand Circle, is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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