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Food Film Festival set to open in the Lowcountry

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This weekend, for the first time ever, The Food Film Festival comes to the Lowcountry.

Chef and owner of Hominy Grill, Robert Stehling, partnered with the festival last year in New York.  This year his staff will provide a dish paired with the film, Mr. Okra.  It's a movie about a vegetable man from New Orleans.

"If you can see the movie and taste the food, it helps bring it together and heighten the experience and make it more fun and interesting to you," he said of the movie experience. 

The Food Film Festival is a two day event where guests taste what they see on the screen. Over Friday and Saturday evenings, movie lovers watch some 15 food films while being served the exact dishes. This is the festival's ninth year in New York and fourth year in Chicago. Lowcountry native and TV host George Motz says Charleston was the best city to expand the festival.

"To us, it's about that multi-sensory experience and you get to appreciate the food. That's the most important part. What we're trying to do is give you the exact food experience you see on the screen," he explained. 

The food and films come from all corners of the globe with films like Pastry Paris, a film of Parisian pastries photographed with their sculptural Parisian counterparts and Ramen Dreams, a documentary about ramen expert Keizo Shimamoto, who will travel all the way from Japan for one night only to demo and serve his famous noodles after the screening.  

Other international food offerings include vegetarian delights from Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy in New York and Canadian maple syrup taffy from the Sucrerie de la Montagne in Quebec.

Area chefs will also contribute from Wildflour Pastry, Hominy Grill, and The Grocery. 

The watch party is hosted by GrowFood Carolina. 

"We couldn't be more excited to host the first Charleston Food Film Festival at the GrowFood Carolina warehouse.  Our support of local growers, chefs and restaurants and the Food Film Festival's celebration of food and where it comes from make for the perfect collaboration," said Sara Clow, General Manager at GrowFood.

The festival kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday night.

Night one:

http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/edible-adventure-007/

Night two:

http://thefoodfilmfestival.com/hot-shorts/

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