Chef's Diaries: Scotland

2019 | UK | NR | 75 min.


City Opera House Thu, Aug 1, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Food on Film
Release Year:2019
Runtime:75 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:UK
Original Language:Catalan
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Laura Otálora
Produced by:Lydia Martinez Fliquete
Screenwriter:Marti Roca
Laura Otálora
Cinematography:Alex Garcia Martinez
Editing By:Marti Roca
Laura Otálora
Cast:Joan Roca
Jordi Roca
Josep Roca


True rockstars of the culinary scene, the Roca brothers—of Spain's three Michelin starred El Celler de Can Roca—continue their edible world tour (see TCFF 2016's Cooking Up a Tribute), seeking inspiration in a place not traditionally revered for its cuisine: Scotland. Never ones to rest on their laurels, they journey in and around the highlands to challenge their palates, revealing a rich culinary tradition in the process. Encountering wood-smoked haddock in Shetland, meeting oyster fishermen off the Isle of Skye, sipping iconic barrel-aged whisky, and yes, even devouring haggis, you'll come away with a newfound appreciation for this unsung fare. And these three brothers, who all started their careers as working-class cooks, find a moving kinship with the beauty of this land and its people.