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TIFF Long Take - Ep. 14: The Ingredients to Good Food On Screen

Chef Matty Matheson remains dead set on life

May 19, 2017

There's no denying that it's a great time for all the foodie film lovers out there, whether they're feasting on Chef's Table, Parts Unknown, or Ratatouille. But what is it that makes food such a compelling subject both in movies and on the small screen? To find out Rob and Geoff head out for a bite with renowned chef, and host of Viceland's Dead Set on Life, Matty Matheson.

Matty explains why he thinks food is the best introduction to any culture (2:45), how Instagram has fuelled the food craze (10:00), and why he thinks that Burnt is a criminally underrated work of cinema (16:30).

He also talks about why the subject of food lends itself better to documentaries than narrative films (18:25), lists his favourite restaurant scenes in film history (23:25), and details his last meal on earth (29:30).

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