The restaurant scene in Chicago is ever-changing and Chef Homaro Cantu attempted to revolutionize not just this midwestern city’s dining experience, but the world as well. ”Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story” is Brett A. Schwartz’ documentary capturing the genius behind this innovative chef who wanted to solve global issues like world hunger and obesity. Interviewing Cantu and his closest co-workers over a three year period allowed Schwartz to capture the true essence of this cutting edge, forward thinking, and big hearted “Edison of the edible” world.
Moto was Cantu’s dream restaurant located in the Fulton Market area in the West Loop of Chicago. The then up-and-coming area was perviously home to the Chicago meat packing industry. The street is lined with brick buildings, many of which have now been transformed into hip restaurants and wine bars. Moto is just one of the hot restaurants, but the story behind the owner is remarkable and tragic. Schwartz lets us inside the doors of the restaurant and the mind of Cantu to see the treasures discovered, both culinary and scientific.
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