Join us for a special culinary screening of Sílvia Subirós’ LA CUINA DELS HOMES, sharing this award-winning documentary alongside a Catalan inspired Menu on Sunday 22nd January at Tapas3
In MEN’S COOKING / LA CUINA DELS HOMES with archive material and family super 8mm tapes, director Silvia Subiros reflects on the silenced role of women in the history of cooking and haute cuisine, as well follow her own family story behind the revered El Motel, one of the restaurants that brought culinary modernity to Spain.
The film will be followed by a traditional Catalan cuisine menu consisting of several dishes full of Mediterranean flavours. Including Selection of pinchos (as an aperitif), Plate of Pan Catalan/Embutidos/Boquerone, Escalibadas, Mar i muntanya, Patatas Bravas con alioli and Crema catalana as a dessert.
CUINA DELS HOMES by Sílvia Subirós – SCOTTISH PREMIERE (+ Catalan Lunch)
With archive material and family super 8mm tapes, director Silvia Subiros reflects on the silenced role of women in the history of cooking and haute cuisine.
All around the world domestic cooking is largely still associated with women, yet most of the world’s top restaurants are run by men. Every year the Michelin Guide announces its list of best restaurants in the world, and year after year the picture is surprisingly monopolized by male chefs, while a recent study showed that just 6% of the world’s top restaurants are ruled by female chefs.
Men’s Kitchen (Cuina dels Homes) takes on this paradox and navigates the personal and the political, starting from her personal story – as a direct heir of El Motel, the restaurant that brought culinary modernity to Spain- to reflect on the wider political implications on the lack of equality in the household.
Int. title: Men’s Cooking
Director: Sílvia Subirós
“My grandfather was a renowned chef and created “El Motel”, the restaurant where I grew up. My father and brothers have also dedicated themselves to cooking and have continued the legacy. In the family archives I find my grandfather’s camera and 8mm films, where is my grandmother who films, who has always been an anonymous character for me. Based on these images and with archival material, I wonder what has happened to the women in my family and why I didn’t go to work in the kitchen” (Sílvia Subirós)
“Subiros digs in the archives and recovers Super 8mm films made by his grandfather to build a thesis: how women have historically been separated from the heaven of the great chefs” (El Pais)
Rizoma Festival – Best Film Award
Festival de Málaga
Cambridge Film Festival