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The Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown will host the Nov. 12 opening night reception where 16 local chefs serve up Cajun-inspired dishes for Bourdain to judge. Louisiana’s Cajun food and music has its roots in French-Canadians from Nova Scotia who fled to the U.S. south during the 18th century.
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Bourdain also selected the festival’s opening night film, Ang Lee‘s Eat Drink Man Woman. After the gala screening ends, the popular TV foodie-adventurer will do a Q&A with the audience and then host a post-gala reception where local students prepare Asian food dishes inspired by Lee’s 1994 Taiwanese comedy.
The Devour! fest will also induct Bourdain into the Order of Good Cheer, a gastronomic society established by the early French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1606. Devour!, to run in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from November 12-16, 2014, is best known for pairing food-themed movies with gala dinners inspired by the selected film.
This year, a gala screening of El Somni, by Spanish director Franc Aleu, who will attend, will be followed by a dinner prepared by chef Chuck Hughes of Le Garde Manger, chef Frederic Tandy of Ratinaud French Cuisine and chef David Smart of Front and Central.
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A screening of Steak (R)evolution, by attending director Franck Ribiere, will be followed by two dinners. The first will be prepared by chef Jesse Vergen of Saint John Ale House and chef Sean Laceby of Blomidon Inn, and the second by chef Fabian Geppert of Berlin’s Imbizan and chef Jamie Smye from Privet House.
This year’s jury for The Golden Tine Awards will comprise Berlin Film Festival Culinary Cinema programmer Thomas Struck, Canadian food critic Lucy Waverman and PBS Food’s Aube Giroux.
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