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Hospitality, Culinary, & Tourism Institute (HCTI) Resources: Culinary Films

A collection of teaching resources for HCTI students and instructors at Frederick Community College.

Finding Films @ FCC Library

  1. Start at the library's catalog.
  2. Type a keyword into the search box and click the "Search" button/hit the "Enter" key. (Example: "food")
  3. In the "Refine your search" menu to the left of the search results, under "Format," click "DVD."

Movies & Documentaries


A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the “art of noodle soup making”.

Like Water for Chocolate

This popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. 

Food, Inc.

The film takes an unapologetic stance, shining a bright light on some of the harsh realities of America’s current food system. 

More Than Honey

Delves into the mystery of dwindling bee populations worldwide and how their decimation affects the world food supply.

A Place at the Table

This 2012 documentary shines a light on several subjects who face inadequate dietary resources on a daily basis, including a police officer whose paycheck is so paltry he has to rely on a food bank to eat. 

Pressure Cooker

Focuses on the stories of three inner-city high school seniors enrolled in a culinary arts class while trying to sort out their impending futures post-graduation. 

King Corn

Two friends from college move to Iowa to grow America's most versatile crop (corn) and make a movie about it. 

Super Size Me

Spurlock filmed his experience of eating nothing but McDonald's three times a day for an entire month. 

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

The film shows how chefs repurpose food that would otherwise be thrown out to create delicious dishes.

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