The Chicago Tribune reported that filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("The War Room" and "A Perfect Candidate") will be shooting a documentary later this year to be titled "Taste" about Grant Achatz, chef-owner of the acclaimed Chicago restaurant Alinea and tongue cancer survivor. Cutler was one of many filmmakers who wanted to turn Achatz's story into a movie after news of his recovery was highly publicized in the media last year, according to the article.
"It’s a Hollywood story, right?" Achatz told the Chicago Tribune. “Drama! Tragedy! Triumph! I found a lot of [filmmakers] wanted something washed-down and typical. They wanted to manipulate the story. But R.J. understands it's not just about a man's victory over Stage 4 cancer. It needs to show the arc of a career and my position in the world of gastronomy."
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
All Things Organic, Expo Comida Latina and All Asia Food will be held June 16 to 18 at Lakeside Center/McCormick Place in Chicago. These three dynamic shows come together to deliver the fastest growing segments of the food industry, with products in the organic, specialty, multicultural, and health and wellness categories. Also featured is a Health & Wellness Education Program, Health & Wellness Pavilion and Specialty Pavilion. For more information, visit www.organicexpo.com and www.expocomidalatina.com.