Fine Cooking Film Named "Official Selection" of 2011 NYC Food Film Festival (Oct. 13-16)

Film "Dinner for Two" to Compete in the New "Best Food Porn" Category

Film's Vodka-Steamed Lobsters Will be Served at Festival's First-Ever "Food Porn Party" Saturday, Oct. 15

Sep 26, 2011, 15:50 ET from Fine Cooking

NEWTOWN, Conn., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fine Cooking announced today that its film "Dinner for Two: An Edible Valentine in Three Acts" has been named an "Official Selection" of the 2011 NYC Food Film Festival where it will compete in the New "Best Food Porn" category, judged on the spectacular visual presentation of the food on the screen. Jennifer Armentrout, editor of Fine Cooking, made the announcement.

Part food porn, part how-to, the short film documents the making of a three-course meal and includes romance, suspense, and murder.  The film was directed by videographer John Craig Ross and produced by Sarah Breckenridge, senior web producer of Fine Cooking.  The film will premiere at the Festival's first-ever Food Porn Party on Saturday, October 15th, at Tribeca Cinemas located at 54 Varick Street, New York, New York, with showtimes at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Food Bank for New York City, the NYC Food Film Festival is one of the country's most beloved film festivals and the largest of its kind in the world. Now in its fifth year, it is the only festival that serves the food that is seen in the films. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival presents the best, and the most memorable, of the world's favorite and exotic foods on the big screen and presents awards in seven categories.  

In true Festival form, the audience will be able to indulge on the film's Vodka-Steamed Lobsters and Tomato-Thyme Butter Dipping Sauce as they watch the film for a truly multi-sensory experience like no other. Following the film's showing, guests will be able to meet the filmmakers and enjoy the other two courses from the film, including a salad of Greens, Prosciutto, Avocado and Pears and the mouth-watering Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Creme, along with dishes from the other films in the food porn category.

"In every Fine Cooking issue, webpage, event and video, food is the star, so presenting 'Dinner for Two' at the NYC Food Film Festival is a natural fit," said Armentrout. "Sharing the film's Valentine's Day entree with fellow food-loving romantics at the 'Food Porn Party' makes participating in the Festival even more thrilling, and offers further proof of Fine Cooking's growing clout in the food world.  We hope that many of our readers will come out to share this special evening with us."

Please visit the Fine Cooking website at to view a teaser of the film and download the film's menu.

View the Festival schedule at

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