Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Dinner & a Movie for the Month of October

Long before I was done with my Suriyothai Dinner & a Movie, I had already chosen this month's film and related cuisine. It's one I've seen on the video store shelves and have always been curious to see it. It's a Taiwanese film called Eat Drink Man Woman, co-written and directed by Ang Lee. Amid the romantic escapades of a father and his three daughters, food appears to figure largely in the story. And in the process of researching the recipes, I will get to learn the subtleties that distinguish the cuisine of Taiwan from that of Mainland China. The experience should be a pleasant but challenging one, since I've been wanting to watch the film for years, but finding recipes specific and unique to Taiwan may require some extensive research. I'm definitely looking forward to the experience of both the food and the film.