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Documentary Competition

A Matter of Taste

Director: Sally Rowe

World Premiere |  Documentary Feature |  USA |  2010 |  HDCAM |  68 MIN


In 2000, chef Paul Liebrandt was awarded 3 stars by the New York Times - at 24 he was the youngest to receive such acclaim. Post September 11th, however, no one was interested in such hyper-modern dishes as "espuma of calf brains and foie gras” and “eel,violets and chocolate.” A rare insight into the cutthroat world of haute cuisine, A MATTER OF TASTE charts Paul’s struggles over the next decade both in and out of the kitchen as he tries to make his way back to the top.


Director: Sally Rowe

Producer: Alan Oxman, Rachel Mills, Sally Rowe

Cast: Paul Liebrandt, Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, Frank Bruni, William Grimes

Editor: Amy Foote

Sound: Ian Gelfand

Music: John M. Davis

Director Bio


New Zealand born Sally Rowe began working in film in 1992 as an apprentice
editor, assistant and editor in Thailand, Los Angeles and New York, respectively. In
2001, she returned to set as a script supervisor on numerous independent features,
commercials and the entire run of Comedy Central’s Emmy nominated “CHAPPELLE’S


Print Source

Name: Sally Rowe

Company: Rowe Road Productions, LLC



Screening Time

Friday March 18



Vimeo Theater

501 East 4th St


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