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VOP-TV series heading to film festival

Two episodes of You Really Should Eat This, a local series produced by VOP-TV and starring food critic David Hammond, will screen at the 4th annual Chicago Food Film Festival next month.

The series airs on the Village’s YouTube channel and is broadcast regularly on VOP-TV, the government cable station available to Comcast subscribers on channel 6 and AT&T Uverse customers on channel 99.

In each episode, Hammond introduces viewers to a specialty dish produced by an Oak Park restaurant and offers his own commentary on the dish’s place in history.

VOP-TV Manager Joe Kreml takes viewers behind the scenes — literally — with mouth-watering food prep footage and interviews with chefs and restaurateurs. The whole package is edited down into a tight video, averaging about four minutes in length — perfect for YouTube or television.

The episodes selected to screen at the Chicago Food Film Festival are segments on corned beef hash at George’s Family Restaurant, and feijoada, a traditional Brazilian dish from Taste of Brasil Cafe.