Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers
Directed by Les Blank • 1980 • United States
In this love letter to “the stinking rose,” documentarian Les Blank interviews garlic fanatics of all stripes, from cooks to members of garlic appreciation societies.
For the Love of Garlic
This short piece, produced in 2014, features interviews with Maureen Gosling, the editor of GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS; director Les Blank’s son Harrod; and Alice Waters, chef and founder of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS: Remembering Les
Producer and programmer Tom Luddy and chef Alice Waters’s long friendship with director Les Blank began in Berkeley, California, in the late 1960s. Luddy fell in love with Blank’s films then, and Waters hosted Blank regularly at her restaurant. In this 2014 conversation, they discuss Blank’s cont...