The Food Film Festival: Where You Can Eat Whatever You See On Screen

The only bad thing about watching a particularly riveting food documentary or culinary travelogue is that you can't taste what you see on the screen.That's not a problem at the Food Film Festival, which combines the culinary and cinematic arts in a four-day festival of food films. This year's New York City chapter of the festival will feature 30 short films of varying lengths (from 90 seconds to a half hour), including eight world premieres.

During most screenings, festival-goers will get to taste exactly what's portrayed on screen. Highlights from this year's selection include "Baby Got Kale" (a parody rap music video about our favorite bitter green vegetable), "Central Texas Barbecue" (an exploration of 'cue as personal, almost religious sal-ivation), "Growing Local: Pig Not Pork" (which depicts the ethical raising of pigs), "Matcha: The Ippodo Story" (the tale of matcha tea), "Nothing With Something: Death of a Diner" (exploring the slow disappearance of the hole-in-the-wall classic American diner), and the shortest film, "Ravioli Perfection" (on how to make ravioli).

The full list of participating films, as well as festival dates, have yet to be announced, but the event usually takes place in October.