Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy

2019 | USA, Mexico | NR | 82 min.
  • The Dishwasher The Dishwasher


City Opera House Fri, Aug 2, 2019 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Food on Film
Release Year:2019
Runtime:82 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Elizabeth Carroll
Produced by:Dan Braun
Elizabeth Carroll
Screenwriter:Yaara Sumeruk
Cinematography:Paul Mailman
Editing By:Jordan Schulkin
Cast:Gabriela Camara
Diana Kennedy
Alice Waters


This doc will leave your mouth watering and your heart warmed by the impassioned and prickly culinary teachings of Diana Kennedy. A total legend—the “Indiana Jones of food” as one chef puts it—her life’s devotion has been to preserve authentic Mexican cuisine, work that has garnered her awards, including an Order of the Aztec Eagle from Mexico. Now in her 90s, she continues to drive around, put together recipes, and rant against the gentrification of indigenous food (like how garlic-obsessed Americans keep shamefully putting it into their guac). Elizabeth Carroll captures Kennedy’s vigor and spirit, including her dedication to sustainable living. Like Kennedy herself, this film is an unforgettable force of nature one can savor.

Included Shorts

The Dishwasher (13min) USA | NR | 13 min. More