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'Ingredients' on the silver screen

(post, Kim Carlson)

The food events in September are almost as tasty as the harvest itself. 

This weekend, on September 25, 26, and 27, the food film "Ingredients" will open in Portland at the Hollywood Theater. I was lucky to see "Ingredients" earlier this year; it is a beautifully done, informative movie about real food. The film was produced by a couple of Portlanders, Brian Kimmel and Debra Sohm Lawson,  with help from a host of other people. 

It's clearly a labor of love — love of food that is. 

Among the many familiar faces in the movie are Portland chefs Greg Higgins, Cory Schreiber, Cathy Whims and many others; food scholar Joan Dye Gussow; Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters; New York chef Peter Hoffman; and food historian Gary Paul Nabhan.

This weekend's shows benefit three different non-profit groups: on Friday at 7 p.m., the Multnomah County Food Initiative; on Saturday at 5 p.m., Meals on Wheels; and on Sunday at 5 p.m. Ecotrust's Farm to School program.

For more information, visit the Ingredients website, where a trailer is available.