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Little Italy (2018)

Ep. 67

We watched 2018’s – not 1986 or ’95 or 2003 – Little Italy, so you probably don’t have to.

Sophie & Mitch try to make sense of a seemingly timeless Little Italy neighbourhood in Toronto, filled with Brooklyn/Italian accents, bad hair dyes, and lazy stereotype humour. And also everyone’s suuuuper horny? It’s almost as baffling as this week’s Buzzfeed quiz.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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The Chef Show (Season 1 – Volume 2)

Ep. 66

Volume 2 of the first season of The Chef Show is out!

Jon & Roy are back in the kitchen and out in the wild, looking for new stories to tell through food. Sophie & Mitch are here to talk about these 6 new episodes, what makes this show so watchable, and to take carefully selected Buzzfeed food quizzes to learn more about the food world, and ourselves.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Sorted Food

Ep. 65

We dive into our favourite food channel: SORTEDfood this week!

Sophie & Mitch talk about how effective these folks are at making food seem fun, approachable, and experimental. We break down all the different types of videos Sorted does, as well as our personal favourites!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Wallace & Gromit (1989/2008)

Ep. 64

Sophie & Mitch return to talk about Wallace & Gromit, specifically the original 1989 short A Grand Day Out and the most recent one 2008’s A Matter of Loaf & Death.

We break down why animated food looks so tasty, we try to figure out the qualities of moon-cheese, and we try to see if we’d be blinded by bread-making to not notice the serial killer under our noses!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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The God of Cookery (1996)

Ep. 63

Continuing the summer movies with Stephen Chow’s 1996 film The God of Cookery, and hoboy what a movie.

We try to discern the actual plot, make sense of the intense stylization, and figure out if Stephen Chow (the character) ever really learned the secret of cooking. We know he has magic food-related kung fu, and that’s worth the watch alone, if you’re looking for something wacky and more.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)

It’s time to look at ugly things through a beautiful lens, which means it’s time for 1989’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

Sophie & Mitch talk about this grimy movie and what make it so intriguing to watch. We talk about the distance style creates between an audience and a piece of art. We discuss how presenting crass or vulgar content can serve a greater purpose. It’s a loaded conversation for a dense film!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Big Night (1996)

Ep. 61

We just watched the wonderful film Big Night (1996), aka Two Brothers with a Restaurant and They’re Italian.

We discuss the impressive directorial decisions, the written & visual storytelling, and a final scene that is one of the best from any movie we’ve seen – food-related or otherwise. Plus drunken octogenarians, Italian Bilbos, and so much more.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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The Search for General Tso (2014)

Ep. 60

Ever wonder why every hole-in-the-wall Chinese food restaurant has a General Tso Chicken dish on their menu? Well look no further than 2014’s The Search for General Tso.

Sophie & Mitch talk about this investigative documentary, sussing out the origins of this ubiquitous chicken recipe. We discuss the malleability of food, the relationship between food & culture, and we wish we could go to Big Wong Restaurant.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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The Chef Show (Season 1 – Volume 1)

Ep. 59

A spinoff of a previous episode (Chef 2014), we’re talking about Netflix’s The Chef Show staring Jon Favreau & Roy Choi!

Sophie & Mitch address the subtle balance between interview shows & cooking shows, we talk about how successful Favreau & Choi are at expanding their behind-the-scenes antics into a series, and Mitch shares a history of Kraft Singles.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Ep. 58

We’re talking about the 2019 Netflix film staring Ali Wong & Randall Park: Always Be My Maybe.

Sophie & Mitch gush about their new favourite movie, how refreshing it is for a mid-level romantic comedy that doesn’t just repeat tired tropes, and how these characters’ relationships with food reflect their inner struggles and all that good stuff.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/