Exotic foods : the business behind global tastes (DVD) by Buckner, Dianne.As North America has become more ethnically diverse, so have our palates. This program looks at how big companies are taking aim at the exotic trend: Pringles now offers Thai sweet chili flavour and Heinz has introduced curry ketchup. Fortune Hunters scoured the country looking for exotic food entrepreneurs. In Ottawa, brothers Carlos and Fernando Felix are staking their fortune on Jam-ato, a sweet tomato jam made from their Portuguese grandmother's secret recipe. In Vancouver, celebrated restaurateur Vikram Vij packs his exotic meals in take home pouches, and can barely keep up with demand for his spicy dishes. And in Toronto, the Fortune Hunter cooking up the biggest plan of them all, Anita Saini, and her line of ready-to-eat Indian sauces. Is there big money in our big appetite for new tastes? And how easy is it to turn your family's secret recipe into a supermarket sensation? The "my first million" segment profiles Vancouver's Cindy Lee, who started the Asian foods chain T&T Supermarket.
Call Number: HD9333 .C32 E964 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Fed up: America's killer diet (DVD) by CNN special investigations unit"Americans are among the fattest people in the world, and since the 1980s, the nation has experienced an unprededented spike in obesity rates. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the surprising science behind how diet affects the body and brain, and how unhealthy food remains central to the American diet despite growing consumer awareness abourt health."
Call Number: RA645 .O23 F43 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Super size me (DVD) by Spurlock, MorganFilmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of Americans are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.