In addition to working on a Los Angeles restaurant with Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow, serving as an advisor to Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and publishing her first cookbook, acclaimed chef Gabriela Cámara is also the star of a new Netflix documentary.
Judging by the trailer, “A Tale of Two Kitchens,” director Trisha Ziff will explore the connection between Cámara’s Mexico City destination Contramar and her lauded San Francisco restaurant Cala.
While many Netflix documentaries like “Chef’s Table” and “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” lean heavily on the craft of cooking, it looks like this one will focus on the business of running restaurants — and specifically creating a sense of community among the staff.
“A Tale of Two Kitchens” premieres May 22 on Netflix.
The makers of “Chef’s Table” have a new series headed to Netflix later this month that will focus on the renowned street vendors who sell inexpensive food in modest, family-run restaurants and hawker stalls in Asia.
In the just-released trailer for “Street Food,” vendors are shown preparing a dizzying array of noodles, seafood dishes, roasted meats, soups, and snacks. It’s clear from the trailer that, much like “Chef’s Table,” the new show will cover the life stories of these talented cooks while also highlighting their signature dishes.
Each episode focuses on one destination and three or four local street food stars. For its first season, dubbed “Street Food: Asia,” the series will take viewers to Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.
One of the vendors included in the series is Jay Fai, the first Bangkok street-side cook to receive a Michelin star.
Noclip’s latest documentary, an hour-long exploration of the development of the popular spacefaring indie game “Astroneer,” doesn’t look like a normal YouTube video.
Not only is it long, but it’s also completely devoid of advertising, and it fails to cater to YouTube’s all-powerful algorithm.
That’s par for the course for Noclip since the company launched in 2016.
“I knew it wasn’t going to get that much traffic, but it’s one of the most important things we’ve done,” Noclip founder Danny O’Dwyer says of the “Astroneer” video. “It’s one where I could show my parents, and they’d understand [game development].”