Eat Drink Man Woman

(1994, 124 mins, DVD)
In Mandarin with English subtitles
CAST Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang


With a salute to the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards celebrating its 25th year, Cinema Salon has invited one of our top chefs to present a favourite film this month. Relying on food as a symbol for love and facing the head-on clash between generations, Eat Drink Man Woman is a delicious study of the relationship between an aging Taiwanese master chef and his three daughters. As director Ang Lee sums up his film, “I started thinking about families and how they communicate. Sometimes the things children need to hear most are often the things that parents find hardest to say, and vice versa.” Eat before the screening, preferably Chinese roast duck.

JAMES WALT is the Executive Chef at Araxi, the culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village. One of the country’s leading chefs, Walt inspires both his contemporaries and his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. His impressive culinary career spans some of BC’s leading restaurants and his appointment as executive chef to The Canadian Embassy in Italy, was an experience that has shaped the way he cooks today. Walt is Whistler’s only chef to cook at the celebrated James Beard House in New York City, where he has performed three times