YUM, YUM, YUM!
A TASTE OF CAJUN AND CREOLE COOKING
Director / Producer / Cinematographer: Les Blank
Production Co.: Flower Films
Editor: Maureen Gosling
Sound: Chris Simon
The dazzling Yum, Yum, Yum! (1990)... celebrates to virtuoso Cajun music the joy of cooking and the ecstasy of eating.
- Erik Barnouw, Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film
In Yum, Yum, Yum!, Les Blank brings together his obsession with spicy, down-home food and his fascination for Southern Louisiana culture, to create this mouth-watering, visceral exploration of Cajun and Creole cooking.
- Kay Armatage, Toronto Festival of Festivals Programme 1990
Filmmaker Les Blank marries his obsessions for food and the Cajuns of Southwest Louisiana to create this mouth-watering exploration into the cooking and culture of the region. From the kitchen of chef Paul Prudhomme to the bayou and prairies where this unique food originated, Blank takes us to the heart and soul of Cajun and Creole cuisine. Lots of music, food and fun!
- 1990 Auckland Film Festival programme
Filmmaker Les Blank excels at capturing one of America's most vibrant ethnic cultures, the riotous Creole-Cajun melting pot of south Louisiana. This film is superb at exploring the glories of Cajun cooking, from Paul Prudhomme's renowned New Orleans restaurant to open fires in backwoods Louisiana.
- The Entertainment Weekly Guide to the Greatest Movies Ever Made