Just imagine yourself standing outside a doorway. You aren't sure what country you're in or how you got there but you can smell herbs, peppers and other powerful seasonings in the air. You can hear the chopping of onions, the hustle and bustle of the restaurant staff and the bubbling of the water on the stove. No matter where you go or who you meet, food is revered. Whether you're devouring rich tomato and basil pasta or soft and fluffy naan bread, food has the power to break down language barriers and unite cultures from all across the globe. No matter the origins of the pasta or the recipe of the naan bread, both dishes are delightfully devoured by an audience of admirers. Chef Samir will tell you no different in the film Today's Special. About to reach the peak of his culinary career, Samir unexpectedly finds himself back home at his family's Indian food restaurant discovering a new way of life through a new way of cooking. Today's Special will be screened as part of the Magnolia at the Modern series December 26 at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. For more information call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org.
Sun., Dec. 26, 2 & 4 p.m., 2010