Barbecue

Directed by Matthew Salleh

Barbecue is about more than grilling a piece of meat. It’s a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some it’s a path to salvation. It is the pride of nations. And the stories told around the fires become a way to bring the world together.

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  • ★★★★ review by Dov Doviak on Letterboxd

    One of the biggest surprises of the year, Matthew Salleh's sprawling cultural exploration uses the cooking of meat as a common thread to delve into the mindsets and values of people groups around the globe. Framed in vignette form, Salleh travels to around a dozen different countries and talks to locals about, among other things, their detailed methods of cooking and what the ancestral art means to them. I don't even like barbecue and I was thoroughly captivated the entire film. This is definitely worth checking out.

  • ★★★★ review by wackystuff on Letterboxd

    Unless you are Vegan, you would be well advised to eat before watching this documentary. This shows some serious butchering and the mouthwatering results. Worth seeing if you love BBQ.

  • ★★★★ review by Teymur Madjderey on Letterboxd

    Loved all the separate stories. not sure they where perfectly chosen and put together though... hard to explain and don't want to nag... watch and enjoy it and hopefully you take away some important stuff about us humans. beyond the food.

  • ★★★½ review by jckosarek on Letterboxd

    Tasty.

  • ★★★★★ review by Keith Anderson-Do on Letterboxd

    Very well crafted. Great stories. And damn was I hungry by the end of it.

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