Chiliheads w/Have You Eaten? – IN PERSON
A journey as playful as it is evocative, Chiliheads takes us on the hot pepper road to five countries—Canada, the United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and India—to meet those lovers of hot peppers, AKA “chiliheads”, to discover their culture and the sub-culture that surrounds the consumption of this unique spicy fruit.
Canada, 2021, 74 minutes
Director: Julien Fréchette
Distributor: Film Option International
Have You Eaten?
Living in Toronto, Lina Li returns to the comfort of home in Thornhill and her mother’s cooking. In this candid short, the two engage in an intimate conversation about immigration to Canada, misunderstandings, love, and the taste of home.
Canada, 2020, 5 minutes
Director Lina Li
This film will feature an in-theatre tasting by Chef Jorge de la Rosa. Dish: Mini Tlacoyo, Green masa tlacoyo, black refried beans, cochinita pibil, crema, cotija cheese.
Director Julien Fréchette will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening with Bob Blumer.
Sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Canada
Jorge de la Rosa
Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Chef Jorge de la Rosa’s grandmothers provided the blueprint for his craft as a young chef. Looking to hone his skills, he moved to Canada and worked with mentor Luis Valenzuela at Torito Tapas Bar. Initially a dishwasher, he quickly found assured footing as a junior sous chef at several innovative Toronto restaurants, then as executive chef at Playa Cabana in 2013. He later moved on to Vancouver where he worked as a private chef, then returned to Mexico, where he opened his first restaurant and immersed himself into Indigenous Mexican food. Aiming to engage all senses, Chef de la Rosa thrives on traditional Mexican fare for a contemporary palate. Integral to his approach is the simultaneous layering and contrasting of colours, flavors, and textures. @mrdelarosa13
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