Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Food Film Festival

Tonight, under the Brooklyn Bridge, in a parking lot between Grimaldis and Toro sat 50 or so people. Some were foodies, some loved independent film and others just loved pizza. Regardless of the exact reason, they were all there to watch 3 short films that are being screened as part of the 2nd Annual NYC Food Film Festival.

You knew it was a high profile Brooklyn event when Mayor Marty showed up. What a politician and what a great Brooklyn accent! In one 2 minute speech, he managed to welcome the film festival, plug the upcoming Rachel Ray burger competition in DUMBO and throw in an IKEA mention (which opens tomorrow in Red Hook.)

The first film, Pure and Simple, showed pizza making on the Lower East Side at Una Pizza Napoletana. The second film was still a work in progress but showed the pizza making perfection at Totonnos, Grimaldis and Di Fara. This was my favorite film of the night because it featured Dom, my pizza crush, wearing his beanie:-) The third film, In Pignata: Calabrian Fireside Cooking, followed a old woman in Italy as she cooked beans over a wood fire, foraged for greens and hand rolled pasta.

The added bonus of the night was that Grimaldis sent out pizza for the entire audience. It was a good Grimaldis night (and it's possible that I also threw a Fascati slice into the mix this evening:-))

For those with a spot in their heart (or stomach) for Germany, check out the Currywurst film that was screened last night!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Curry Wurst.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Looks like a great evening (let's be honest, anytime you throw pizza into the mix, it's bound to be a good time :)) Perhaps we could film a video of dad making pizza and submit for next year... I bet he would even wear a beanie if you asked him too! Your love for pizza did start, afterall, in our own kitchen with DDT smokie link pizza pies!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Yes, that's a great idea! Smokie links on pizza (like green olives) are totally underrated. Dad was of course my original pizza

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that I have to say that Marty is no Mayor. He is a BEEP. And that my friends, is an 'only is new york' term.

Difara here we come, right back where we started from. Sat night it will be half garlic.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

touche! Mayor Marty is actually Brooklyn Borough President (BEEP) Marty. But Mayor Marty sounds good...perhaps that's a sign for his future career:-)

Garlic at DiFara, yum! Bring it on Captain Carnivore!

8:03 AM  

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