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Food Film Fest Celebrates an Inaugural First Year in Charleston

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Blog Post May 2013
Photo by Jennifer Hitchcock

It’s no secret — Charleston likes to eat. So when you combine film with food, well, we’re there.

So we were not surprised that both nights of the inaugural Charleston Food Film Fest, May 10–11, were a sell out. We were thrilled to be a media partner for the two-night event at GrowFood Carolina, not only because we loved meeting foodie filmgoers, but because we got to eat!

Chef Amanda Cohen from NYC’s Dirt Candy served up popcorn pudding, live Canadian maple syrup taffy making tempted our sweet tooth, and world ramen superstar Chef Keizo Shimamoto came in from Japan for one night only to dish up his ramen.

The second night was “Hot Southern Shorts,” and we knew we were in for a treat when we saw Kevin Johnson of The Grocery on the bill, who, along with Mickles Pickes and an authentic Lowcountry boil finale, did not disappoint.

We came away inspired by food culture and the people who pour their passion into making it exceptional. The Food Film Fest will return next year, so make sure and make plans to attend. We’ll save you a seat!