Two episodes of You Really Should Eat This, a local series produced by VOP-TV and starring OakPark.com 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 www.youtube.com/vopnews 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.