Step inside the incredible world of legendary cook and leading expert on Mexican food Diana Kennedy, or "The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”, as she prefers to be known, as she stars in her first-ever documentary; Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy.
Documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Carroll follows the now 97-year-old in the inspiring new film as she visits markets, cooks socializes and allows a rare glimpse into her remote ranch in the Mexican state of Michoacán, surrounded by her "jewel box" of a garden, filled with ingredients she loves to cook with.
Leading chefs like José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters all give context to the life and times of the tireless nonagenarian cook, giving touching personal anecdotes about the one-off character as well as paying tribute to her unrivaled knowledge.
Billed as the "Julia Child of Mexican cuisine" the film affords the rare glimpse into the life of a British born white woman who has devoted the best part of sixty years to exploring the breadth and depth of Mexico, cooking and documenting its traditional cuisine and ingredients, like no other.
Kennedy is also the author of nine acclaimed cookbooks, the foundation of which was her first book "The Cuisines of Mexico” in 1972. She also won the James Beard Award in 2011 for Oaxaca al Gusto.
Take a look at the clip below and prepare to be inspired!
Nothing Fancy, showcases in theaters in the US from April 22.