L'invention de la cuisine
Nadia SantiniDVD - 2011 | French
After filming portraits of French chefs - all men - Paul Lacoste turns his lens to an Italian, Nadia Santini. This film speaks about tradition, heritage, and history, but the focus is squarely on the culinary art of Nadia Santini. Although Nadia's cuisine is often hidden behind the traditions that she is constantly reviving, her absolute sincerity reveals an unassuming pride in her work. From her viewpoint at Dal Pescatore in the northern Italian town of Canneto sull'Oglio, Nadia observes the world around her. In her hands, these traditions, described as "knowledge" by her mother-in-law Nonna Bruna, are translated into a vision of and modernity, offering a different approach to inventing cuisine.