2013 Third Coast ShortDocs: Stories Inspired by "Appetite"

Series produced by Third Coast International Audio Festival

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The 2013 Third Coast ShortDocs Challenge, in partnership with the food-championing James Beard Foundation, invited producers and listeners alike to create short audio works (2 - 3 minutes) inspired by the idea of "appetite," presented in three "courses," and including one of the five tastes in the title: bitter, salt, sour, sweet or umami.

For the 2013 ShortDocs Challenge, Third Coast partnered with the internationally acclaimed James Beard Foundation, champions of food and food culture.

The rules for the 2013 Challenge called for stories that were:
- inspired by the idea of “appetite”
- two to three minutes in length
- presented in three “courses” (think: chapters)
- included one of the five tastes in the title: bitter, salty, sour, sweet, umami.

Third Coast received more than 240 submissions to the 2013 ShortDocs Challenge. Four winners were chosen by Third Coast and James Beard Foundation staff, and for the first time ever a “People’s ShortDoc” was selected through public voting. Five beloved chefs from Chicago [Rick Bayless (Frontera,) Abraham Conlon (Fat Rice,) Jason Hammel (Lula Café,) Paula Haney (Hoosier Mama Pie Company) and Iliana Regan (Elizabeth Restaurant)] were brought on as ShortDocs Chefs, and each responded to a winning story through a unique dish, presented live at the Third Coast Filmless Festival.

Listen to all (!) 2013 ShortDocs submissions, starting with the winners, here: http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/competitions/shortdocs/2013/radio-potluck
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For the 2013 ShortDocs Challenge, Third Coast partnered with the internationally acclaimed James Beard Foundation, champions of food and food culture. The rules for the 2013 Challenge called for stories that were:- inspired by the idea of “appetite”- two to three minutes in length- presented in three “courses” (think: chapters)- included one of the five tastes in the title: bitter, salty, sour, sweet, umami. Third Coast received more than 240 submissions to the 2013 ShortDocs Challenge. Four winners were chosen by Third Coast and James Beard Foundation staff, and for the first time ever a “People’s ShortDoc” was selected through public voting. Five beloved chefs from Chicago [Rick Bayless (Frontera,) Abraham Conlon (Fat Rice,) Jason Hammel (Lula Café,) Paula Haney (Hoosier Mama Pie... Show full description


24 Pieces

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A bleak future with nothing good to eat... except your gas mask.

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
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How do you take an animal once on the endangered species list, and turn it into dinner?

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WNIJ, and PRX Remix


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David channels his frustrated desires into detailed fantasies for the perfect sensual feast.

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The tradition of cooking has been passed down in my family through three generations: my grandma, my mom and me.

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Man's appetite for money may mean the end of three courses for horses.

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Michelle Obama's new school lunch program gets sour reviews from Paonia High School students.

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"Bottled hell" is a local term for the blow-your-socks off spicy datil pepper sauce ubiquitous in St. Augustine, FL.

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No one has an appetite for perfection and swearing like a Québécois in search of poutine.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, WNIJ, and PRX Remix


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If you could pick your own name what would you choose? Three Chinese students living in Australia explain their name choices.

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An ode to the late great infomercial host and to the realization that we all hunger for something.

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When your appetite is for nature and for unusual sounds then you have to go on the odd adventure...

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The story of a lifelong relationship with fast food and the consequences that come with it.

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For some South Jersey residents, "Sing a Song of Sixpence" is more than just a nursery rhyme; it's supper.

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:53
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Spicy kielbasa, sweet cheesecake, and a glass of merlot: the foodstuffs of great and horrible dates.

Bought by KJZZ, WNIJ, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:45
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The Sichuan Peppercorn provides a confusing, disorienting and compelling flavor to the spicy cuisine of Sichuan.

Bought by WNIJ and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
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  • Length: 02:56
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