Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Got a great e-mail from foodie Dan McMahon about a small, independent movie (is there any other kind?), and the teacher and students who inspired it.

Dan writes:

"Unorthodox Culinary Arts teacher Mrs. Stephenson is a tyrant known throughout her Philly public high school for her hoarse rebukes of her students' creations. She may be disarmingly blunt, but she cares about the final product. Last year, 11 of her seniors got scholarships to top culinary schools across the nation. Here, we follow three of Stephenson's dedicated inner-city kids with circumstances stacked against them whose best hope for the future depends on the perfect results.

'Pressure Cooker' is finally about to be released in Philly this June. .....made in North Philadelphia, it shows how cooking can help students. they get $ 750,000 in scholarships---- getting good reviews."

Gordon Ramsey got NOTHING on this woman. Here's the trailer for the movie. Can't wait to see it!


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