The South Carolina State Museum teamed up with Farm to Table events last week to host a unique film festival focusing on local cuisine, agriculture, and storytelling.
Held last Thursday and Friday, the Feast Film Festival invited Midlands residents to enjoy a variety of more than twenty independent films focusing on agri-tourism, profiles of local chefs, and South Carolina food staples, such as chicken bogs and frogmore stew.
“Feast Film Fest is the perfect example of how the farm to table movement works,” said Jared Glover, the museum’s public relations manager. “[It was] a collaboration of chefs, local farmers, historians and the filmmakers that help tell their stories on screen.”
The festival provided “tasty plates” of charcuterie and hors d’oueveres from locally owned restaurants in between screenings, as well as local craft beers and signature cocktails. Preparing foods for the festival attendees were chefs from a large array of Midlands restaurants such as Bourbon, The Oak Table, Motor Supply Company, and Spotted Salamander.
“South Carolina’s foodways are filled with a rich diverse history, and Feast is the best opportunity to experience it all,” said Glover.
If you missed this year’s festival, check out www.scmuseum.org/feastfilm for more information.