Best Documentary Food Movie

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The Best Documentary Food Movies - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.

Runners-Up

All in This Tea - Do you love tea or do you sometimes wonder what all the fuss is about? The filmmakers of All in this Tea clearly fall into the former category. You'll be amazed at the multi-cultural devotion to this hot beverage, and just might come away with a new appreciation for it.

King Corn - I can't tell if these guys are putting us on with their gee-whiz naivete, but in the end it doesn't matter. You'll be scrounging around in your cupboards looking for something that DOESN'T contain corn after watching this one. Easier to watch than The Future of Food and sharing a similar theme, but not as far-reaching. Nor as scary.

Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers - An hour-long love poem to the Stinking Rose. If you can't get enough of the stuff, you'll get a kick out of this flick. If not, you might be left scratching your head.

Our Daily Bread - Ninety minutes of brutally honest looks at industrial food production. No dialogue, no music, but entirely riveting. Make sure you've got a strong stomach before watching this one -- it would be right at home in our "Most Disturbing" category as well.

Super Size Me - Morgan Spurlock sets out to prove that fast food is bad for you. A no-brainer, you say? He actually goes well beyond that, proving that fast food is REALLY bad for you. In fact, a thirty-day diet of the stuff leaves him near death. His girlfriend, a vegan and disapproving observer, is glad when it's all over.

And the Winner is...

The Future of Food - Between "suicide genes", the massive legal power of industrial agriculture, and seeds that are engineered to be dependent on chemical companies' products, you'll be overwhelmed and a bit depressed after watching this one. But the message is too important and too far-reaching to be ignored. Watch it and then be prepared to visit your local farmer's market.

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