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Dana Velden Profile Video

Photographer and filmmaker Scott Peterson shot this short video in the humble kitchen of Dana Velden, a Zen priest and author of Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook. In the film, Velden shows how she prepares a simple salad and gives viewers a taste of her philosophy on cooking and life.



Food Day Festival – October 24, 2015 -


EatDrinkFilms.com and FoodDay.org present a day of food-themed movies
in San Francisco as part of the national FoodDay .  

Info at www.eatdrinkfilmsfest.com       Advance ticket sales (no service charge) http://bso.sh/1X4ZugO



The Show

Celluloid Appetizers  —11:00am — Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum
A program of short films featuring Susan Rockefeller’s Food for Thought, Food for Life  and a selection of tasty cinematic bites.
Free Admission – no tickets required


Babette’s Feast   —1:15pm — Roxie Theatre
Oscar-winning gastronomic classic based on an Isak Dinesen story.
Introduced by Gayle Pirie and John Clark of the Foreign Cinema restaurant.

*Preceded by tastings of Vanilla Bean Organic Ice Cream from Straus Family Creamery and handcrafted meringues from The Grand Meringue


In Defense of Food— 4:00pm- Roxie Theatre SF Premiere
Entertaining exploration of the themes from Michael Pollan’s best-selling book. “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Director Michael Schwarz (The Botany of Desire) in conversation with Dean Schillinger, MD from the UCSF Hospital and Diabetes Center.

*There will be vegetarian goodies from La Mediterranee of Noe Valley before the screening.


El Somni (The Dream)   7:00pm – Roxie Theatre  San Francisco Premiere
A 12-course meal merging art and cuisine like you’ve never seen from the world’s best restaurant.… Read More