No Impact Man (USA, 2009) – Directors: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein – documentary
Food, Inc. (USA, 2008) – Director: Robert Kenner – documentary
Fast Food Nation (USA, 2006) – Director: Richard Linklater
Our Daily Bread (Germany, 2005) – Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter – documentary
Super Size Me (USA, 2004) – Director: Morgan Spurlock – documentary
* Well, not really about food in general, but about the global and local impact of corporate production of our food.
** As with any of my ‘Top 10′ lists, upon publishing they usually don’t have 10 items in them as I like to leave room for future additions.
No, calamari is not kosher, but now that you got your answer you might want to read this rather funny post:
Israel is a home for Jews in all their forms, but while Orthodox Jews adhere to every law of the faith, most Israelis consider themselves ‘Secular Jews’. Seemingly an oxymoron, a secular Jew would observe certain religious laws, while completely ignoring other laws. Most Israelis would get married by a rabbi, circumcise their sons, and when their time comes get buried in a religious ceremony – completing the cycle of life while ignoring pillars of the faith like Shabbat or atonement.
Most Israelis do not eat Kosher and have no problem enjoying a pork meal or a seafood platter, but on Passover most of them do keep the holiday’s dietary laws and do not eat bread or foods made out of flour. This is the rational behind a Kosher for Passover fried Calamari offered by restaurants like the one I visited today. An Observant Jew wouldn’t be caught dead eating Calamari, as it is made out of squid which is utterly forbidden, but in the DIY-Judaism world in which most Israelis lead their lives they have no problem eating Calamari on Passover, just as long as it is not breaded – as that would be an abomination.
Happy Passover to all my Jewish readers!
Yes, while blogging makes you do a lot of good things like read and learn, from time to time it does take you to the edge and makes you do strange things like stealing a menu from a restaurant.