NYC Food Film Festival: Oct 13-16 2011

 

The NYC Food Film Festival sprang from the imagination of Festival Director George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film and book, along with co-creator Harry Hawk, formerly of Schnack and Water Taxi Beach. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite foods. Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, Motz, Hawk and company serve up the food that guests are watching on the screen for a multi-sensory, full-bodied experience.

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Profiles of the Iron Chef Hosts We Love

 Takeshi Kaga is most famous role would be that of “Chairman Kaga”, the eccentric and flamboyant host of Ryōri no Tetsujin, a cooking competition show (1993–1999). It became very popular, not only in Japan, but around the English-speaking world. Previously broadcast on the Food Network in the United States and on SBS in Australia, under the name Iron Chef, the show is now carried on the Fine Living network in the US as “Iron Chef Japan.” The host of Iron Chef America, Mark Dacascos, is claimed on ICA to be Takeshi’s nephew, though the stated relationship is actually between the fictional characters played by the two men.-(Wikepedia).  Takeshi Kaga is Japanase.

Mark Dacascos

Mark Dacascos, born in Hawaii and his mixed heritages includes Filipino, Japanese and Irish.   Dacascos, has been featured on Dancing With the Stars and a number of films.