James Beard: America’s First Foodie

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Special Screening @ Brigadoon Sundance 2018

Monday, February 26

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

“James Beard: America’s First Foodie” is a feature-length documentary about, James Beard.

Beard, the man the New York Times dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery,” Beard was a Portland native who loved and regaled the bounty of the Pacific Northwest long before it would become hip to do so. He spoke of the importance of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the vernacular.

At a time of “all things French,” Beard appreciated what America had to bring to the table. James Beard introduced Julia Child to New York, boosting her place as a culinary grande dame.

Child in turn once said, “I may have brought French cooking to America, but Jim brought American cooking to America.” 

Marc Ross

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