Eat Dumplings, Meet Bach

By Kelly Mahan Jaramillo, Oct. 18th, 2007

Tomas is in the studio, working away on 5m1, a 2min30second cue. It is the last reel in American Dumpling, where everything comes together, from the history each cook tells of their particular food, to the preperation and cooking of the dumpling, to the presentation, to the finale, EATING!

We get hungry watching this film. We get hungry for gyoza, ravioli, chicken and dumplings with gravy, empanadas, Japanese pastries that are almost too beautiful to eat, oooohhhhh we get so hungry. There are many reasons why this film has taken so long to score, mostly personal obstacles, but I must admit, we take more food breaks on this film than we ever have doing anything.

Tomas will usually work all day and into the night, and wind up eating too late, then feel logy and tired in the morning. I have been trying for years to entice him over to the side of snacking, with little luck.

But Eileen Nelson’s documentary American Dumpling has done the trick. He pops up with a craving about every two hours.

We are all betting you will, too. Stock up on your favorite Trader Joe’s snacks, folks, American Dumpling is coming to town.

And where does Bach fit into all of this? Well, Tomas decided to take the main theme and re-orchestrate it with a Baroque feel. Happy, twinkly, light. Just how one feels when eating something one likes.

Admit it, you make happy humming noises when eating something you have been craving. It is fun to listen to him write happy eating music.

Okay, I have to go look in the ‘fridge, see if anything has changed since I last opened it.

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2 Responses to Eat Dumplings, Meet Bach

  1. Pingback: Japanese Cooking » Eat Dumplings, Meet Bach

  2. Dear Japanese Cooking –
    Thank you very much for your kind words about my post. I am still familiarizing myself with WordPress, and did not know they had a spam filter, and your lovely comment was languishing in spam for five days, I am SO sorry!

    Please come visit anytime – if you live in Los Angeles, we will have a screening when the film is finished, and you are invited. I will keep you posted, no pun intended.

    Kelly Mahan Jaramillo

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