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Cooking History

Cooking History

Directors: Peter Kérekes
Austria / Slovakia
Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Russian, Serbian with subtitles
88 minutes min

Without the battlefield cook, there is no war—because without the cook, there is no food. Using the field kitchen as a lens through which to view the major European conflicts of the 20th century, this documentary allows the bakers, butchers, and chefs of the great European armies to recount their versions of history. Cooking History functions both as a fascinating lesson in the wartime kitchen and a pleasurable glimpse of some of its most animated characters.

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Peter Kérekes