Playing at Animas City Theatre
Directed by: Laura Gabbert
Written by: Laura Gabbert
Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 90%
Synopsis: In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery – whether Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream.