Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
Director: Elizabeth Carroll
2020, 81 minutes, Online Screening, NR
Distributor: Greenwich Entertainment
Master chef, teacher and environmental activist Diana Kennedy is living proof that size has nothing to do with strength. Now in her 90s and barely five feet tall, she’s a fierce jolt of energy that has become one of the most celebrated culinary legends of Mexican cuisine. Blending incredible archival footage from her many television appearances and unprecedented access to her ecologically sustainable home, Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy is a charming homage to a culinary trailblazer and a true inspiration.
“Kennedy… proves endlessly good company, curious, compassionate and beloved in the country where she has spent the bulk of her adult life.” – Danny Leigh, The Financial Times
“What remains is a lively and uncritical portrait of a woman as passionate about composting as chilaquiles, one who will pitch a fit if you put garlic in your guacamole.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times