The first known “Food Film Festival” resource online invites readers to create their own mini-festivals and win prizes. Photo by Anna Maria Lopez Lopez.
THE NIBBLE™ Announces
A “Food Film Festival” Guide And Contest
July 6, 2006, New York — THE NIBBLE, “Great Food Finds,” (www.TheNibble.com) announces the publication of a comprehensive guide to food- and wine-themed films. TheNibble.com, an editorial website that focuses on specialty foods, is a destination for people who love fine food. It publishes a monthly online magazine that contains product reviews, recipes and articles on entertaining and food education; plus a “Food Tip Of The Day”; weekly industry news; and a “Top Pick Of The Week” newsletter that is e-mailed to opt-in subscribers. The website also contains reference materials such as glossaries, gift-buying and entertaining guides.
“With television ‘dinner and a movie’ concepts so popular,” explained Karen Hochman, founder and editorial director of THE NIBBLE, “it seemed only logical to develop a permanent reference resource that allows our readers to create their own dinner, brunch, or weekend ‘film festivals’ with food-focused movies.”
The “Film Festivals,” which comprise more than 130 films categorized by genre, represent action and adventure, comedy, documentary, drama, family, foreign, horror and romance titles. The lists were developed after many months of research, “and I’m certain we missed a few,” added Hochman. “We look forward to our readers’ sending us anything we left out.”
Cinema buffs are invited to peruse the lists of films and submit ideas for “dinner and a movie” or an entire “film festival” of film and food pairings. For example:
- Sideways with a Pinot Noir-oriented dinner or wine-tasting (but no merlot!).
- A double feature of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Chocolat with a chocolate tasting.
- Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and Return of the Killer Tomatoes with an all-tomato dinner menu.
- A Chinese Weekend Film Festival with an ongoing banquet: Eat A Bowl of Tea, Eat Drink Man Woman, Ermo, Spicy Love Soup, The Chinese Feast, The God Of Cookery, The Story of Qiu Ju and The Wedding Banquet
The contest runs through the end of 2006. Winners will be selected and awarded dinner and a movie: a selection of food-themed DVDs plus a collection of specialty foods to create their own feasts at home. The complete list of films can be found at http://www.thenibble.com/fun/foodfilmfestivals/index.asp.
About THE NIBBLE
THE NIBBLE™, Great Food Finds, is an online magazine about specialty foods and the gourmet life. It is the only consumer publication and website that focuses on reviewing the best specialty foods and beverages, in every category. THE NIBBLE staff tastes more than 3,000 specialty foods every year and chooses a few hundred “best of the best” for review in the online magazine. In addition, editors’ Top Pick Of The Week is reviewed and e-mailed to opt-in subscribers in an informative and educational newsletter format. The magazine also covers tableware, gourmet housewares, and other topics of interest to people who love fine food. THE NIBBLE grew organically from its 2003 origins as an e-mailed product recommendation to New York City wine collectors and gourmets, and now reaches a broad national audience of food enthusiasts. The monthly magazine, featuring dozens of product reviews, articles and reference materials, was developed to meet the demands of readers—and to meet a gap in the consumer marketplace—for more extensive information about specialty foods. Content is available via RSS feed, archived on TheNibble.com for permanent reference, and is free of charge.