Lyric fm: Today’s Special at the Cork Film Festival
Each year the Cork Film Festival, in collaboration with Slow Food Cork, screens a food-related film. It’s a popular event, especially as the ticket price includes a glass of Prosecco and tastings of locally-produced food. This year the caterer was Bite Size in Midleton, who provided the beautifully packaged and tempting-sounding boxes of food which are described in the audio link.
Today’s Special, which was directed by David Kaplan, was written by and stars The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi as a Manhattan sous-chef who reluctantly takes over his father’s Indian restaurant in Queens. A well observed romantic comedy, it is peopled with appealing characters, including – foodie alert – the great Madhur Jaffrey playing Mandvi’s long-suffering mother. A smart script, sparky cast and plenty of great food shots to delight the eye. Worth watching out for.