DFT @ Home | Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

This welcome new documentary offers a candid visit to the world of 95-year-old British ex-pat Diana Kennedy, regarded as the world’s academic expert on Mexican cuisine. Barely five feet tall, Diana is a formidable critic of anyone who disputes her views on culinary traditions, or, heaven forbid, doesn’t recycle.

A two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana was decorated with the Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government and the Order of the British Empire; she’s written nine acclaimed cookbooks and has maintained an ecologically sustainable ranch outside Zitácuaro, Michoacán since 1974. Often referred to as “the Julia Child of Mexico,” Diana prefers to call herself “the Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine.”

After nearly seventy years exploring Mexico and researching the country’s complex cuisines, Diana’s no-hold-barred personality flavors this essential doc about food, life and adventure. (81 minutes)

“In this time of chaos, Elizabeth Carroll’s documentary is a balm for the soul.”-Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

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